Author Jo Huddleston

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Lena Nelson Dooley, Historical Romantic Suspense Novel


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A Heart's Gift
by Lena Nelson Dooley

Award-winning author Lena Nelson Dooley has had
Lena Nelson Dooley
more than 875,000 copies of her books sold. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the local chapter, ACFW - DFW. She’s a member of Christian Authors’ Network and Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas.

She has been on the ECPA and CBA Bestseller lists, Publisher’s Weekly bestseller list, and several Amazon Bestseller lists.

Her awards include: Will Rogers Medallion Awards (2), the Selah Award (2), and Reader’s Choice book award (2). She has finaled in the Can Golden Scroll Award, and finaled three times in the Carol Award. 

Welcome, Lena. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
President George W Bush (and his wife Laura). James and I have a lot of things in common with them. I believe God sent him to our country when he was needed most. The way he handled 9-11 was true leadership.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Anywhere with my husband. Can I say that? We do love going on cruises, but we don’t do it very often.

Do you have a dedicated place to write, or a nook or corner of a room, or the kitchen table?
When my daughters married and left home, I turned one of the bedrooms into my office. I love it.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
That’s easy. Tell all their friends. Request their local library to add it to their collection. Leave reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and other sites on the Internet (This one is very important.)

Please tell us a little about your novel, A Heart’s Gift.
Because of an earlier betrayal, Franklin vows never to open his heart to another woman. But he desires an heir. When Lorinda is finally out from under the control of men who made all the decisions in her life, she promises herself she will never allow a man to control her again. But how can she provide for her infant son? Marriage seems like the perfect arrangement until two people from Franklin's past endanger Lorinda. How can he save her? And how will this affect the way they feel about each other?

Where can readers find you online? 
Official Fan Page
Blogtalk Radio, The Lena Nelson Dooley Show
Amazon Author Page

Where can readers purchase A Heart’s Gift
Amazon - Paperback 
Amazon - Kindle 

Any parting comment? 
Thank you for stopping by.

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters are not required to answer question to be entered in the book drawing.)
Why would you like to win a copy of my book?

Lena, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Lena is offering an eBook copy of A Heart’s Gift to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through March 14, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Restoration of the Heart by June Foster is Melissa. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 

My latest book has released - With Good Intentions, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book here. You can read the first chapter of the book on my website.


  1. Jo. thanks for interviewing me on your blog. I'm sorry to be so late coming. I had a radio show taping this morning. I'll sent out links to my social media.

    1. Lena, it's my pleasure to have you visit with my readers and me.

  2. Enjoyed reading Lena's interview. She is a new to me author and I look forward to reading some of her books.

    1. Ann, glad you found a new-to-you author on this blog post. Thanks for commenting.

  3. I turned my daughter's bedroom into my office, too! Love the interview and would love to read your books. sonja dot Nishimoto at gmail dot com

    1. Sonja, thanks for leaving your comment.

    2. Glad you came by my interview on this blog, Sonja.

  4. Enjoyed reading this interview with you, Lena. I would love to go on a cruise someday! Your new book sounds like a great read.

    1. Patti, thanks for coming by and commenting.

    2. Patti, cruises are wonderful vacation. You get to see a lot of places without having to unpack and pack again and again. And since it includes a place to stay, meals, and transportation, ti's often a bargain.

  5. Replies
    1. My friend Crystal L Barnes, who also writes historical westerns, designed my cover. She did a very good job at fitting the story.

    2. Kim, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

  6. I love historicals. Count me in to win a copy. Thanks

    1. Paula, I'm glad you stopped by. You'll definitely be in the drawing.

    2. Paula, you're entered in the book drawing. Thanks for commenting.

  7. would love to read your book. You are a new author for me.

    Jo, I follow you.
    My email is debralindquist1(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. Debra, glad you found a new-to-you author here. Thanks for following my blog and commenting!

  8. Sounds like an awesome book to read!
    rita DOT navarre AT yahoo DOT com

    1. Rita, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

  9. I really love books with suspense in them, so I hope to win yours! adult4beckyATaolDOTcom