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by Barbara M. Britton
Barbara M. Britton was born and raised in the San
|Barbara M. Britton|
Welcome, Barb. What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading your book?
I had no idea this Sodom and Gomorrah-ish account was in the Book of Judges. I knew that Saul, the first king of Israel, was from the smallest tribe, the tribe of Benjamin, but I had no idea the tribe of Benjamin was almost wiped out by the other tribes of Israel (at the end of Judges). I follow three girls abducted by the Benjamites so their tribe could survive. Naomi, my main character, remains true to God and her beliefs during difficult circumstances. I hope she inspires others to do what is right in God’s sight.
How do people react when they find out you write?
People are usually amazed that I’m an author. Then, after I talk about my books, they go fan-girl or fan-guy on me (Yes, there are a few men who read my books). I’m the same old person I always was, so I try to be humble and explain that it’s my job. But, I absolutely love my job! I am thankful God places stories in my head and that they are inspired from His Word.
What’s one genre you have never written, and probably never will?
Erotica. She laughs! All my stories have a romantic thread, but I don’t write what goes on behind closed doors. Mainstream romance includes the steamy stuff, but I write Biblical romance which is passionate, but doesn’t give my characters’ secrets away. I write about characters who fall in love with a person because of who they are inside and what they believe about God. All my characters love God and follow his laws—or at least try to.
Why do you feel compelled to write—in your genre or at all?
I enjoy writing biblical fiction that brings little known Bible characters, or events, to light. I hope readers will go to the Bible and read the original account in God’s Word from where my stories are born. If my readers learn something new about God then I’m happy.
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Beach
Y’all or You Guys? In Wisconsin, You Guys
Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Dinner Roll
Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Summer
Laptop or Desktop? Desktop
Mug or teacup? Mug
Please tell us a little about your novel, Building Benjamin: Naomi’s Journey.
Love Grows Where God Grafts the Tender Shoot.
Naomi desires to dance well enough to catch the eye of a wealthy landowner. Her father needs a
substantial bride price due to the deaths of her brothers at the hands of the tribe of Benjamin. But when Benjamites raid the Ephraimite feast and capture young girls, Naomi is bound and carried from her home by Eliab, a troubled shepherd who needs a wife.
As Naomi awaits rescue, she finds Eliab has a strong faith in God and a just reason for abducting her. A reason that affects all the tribes of Israel. The future of the tribe of Benjamin hangs in the balance, but if Naomi follows her heart and stays with Eliab to rebuild his lineage, she must forfeit her family and become a traitor to her tribe.
Where can readers find you online?
Where can readers purchase Building Benjamin?
Barnes and Noble
Any parting comment?
Thank you to everyone who is stopping by today. And a big thank you to you, Jo, for hosting me again on your blog.
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What’s your favorite Bible story? Or favorite novel?
Barb, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Barb is offering winner’s choice of a paperback or eBook copy of Building Benjamin to one commenter to this blog post.
Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through April 11, 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 Harmful Intent by Nike Chillemi is Debra. 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.