Thursday, September 14, 2017

Laura V. Hilton, Amish Contemporary Romance


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Leave a comment on THIS post through Tuesday, September 19, 2017 to be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left sidebar “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. U.S. mailing address required to receive a paper book. I may or may not have read books offered for giveaways. The mention and giveaway of books on my blog does not in any way indicate any manner of my endorsement of said books. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. To provide you security, please leave your email address like this: johnATyahooDOTcom. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post. 



THE CHRISTMAS ADMIRER
by Laura V. Hilton

Laura V. Hilton
Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with almost twenty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs, and writes devotionals for blog posts for Seriously Write and Putting on the New. 

Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children. 

When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas. 

Welcome, Laura. What’s the title of a book you recently read that make you laugh or cry?
Clean Getaway by Christy Barritt

What is the best writing advice you’ve ever been given? 
Keep a button beside your computer. It means:  Put your butt on a chair and write. 

How long have you been writing? When did you sell your first book? 
I’ve been writing since I was 8.  I sold my first book in 2011.

Lighting Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains?  Beach
Y’all or You Guys?  Y’all
Biscuits or Dinner Roll?  Biscuits 
Spring, summer, winter, or fall?  Four seasons make life complete – so all. 
Laptop or Desktop? laptop
Mug or teacup?  Both I drink from mugs and collect teacups

Please tell us a little about your novel, The Christmas Admirer.
Benaiah Troyer has loved Susanna King for as long as he can remember, but other than a lone summer filled with romantic buggy rides, marrying her
remains an elusive dream. When his parents died in an accident a year ago, he broke up with her—for her own good. After all, they left him as the sole caregiver for his three younger sisters and his grandparents. What woman wants to step into a ready-made family like his? Still, he leaves her monthly gifts from “A Secret Admirer,” hoping she’ll know that someone loves her, even though he isn’t free to step forward. 

Susanna has never gotten over losing Benaiah, and hopes he’s her secret admirer, but now the clock is ticking. Susanna’s father is remarrying in January and his wife-to-be doesn’t want to leave her Amish community and family in Iowa. So when Susanna’s daed sells his glass-blowing business to his right-hand man, Benaiah, she’s left with three options: 1) Go with Daed to his new home with a new frau and step-kinner, 2) Flush out her mysterious secret admirer, or 3) Resign herself to life as an old maid. She doesn’t want to follow Daed where his new frau is leading him. And number three isn’t happening. Marrying Benaiah is her greatest desire—but he broke her heart, and now he treats her like a pesky younger sister. Can she make him see her as a woman, one who could stand by his side as he cares for his family?

As Christmas approaches, Susanna and her friends start making gingerbread houses for select members of the community. Susanna plans for hers to go to Benaiah’s family. But while her gingerbread may find a home—will her heart?

Where can readers find you online? 
Amazon Author Page
My blogs: Lighthouse-Academy and Laura V. Hilton
Twitter
Facebook
Pinterest

Where can readers purchase The Christmas Admirer? 
Amazon
CBD
Barnes and Noble
Deeper Shopping 

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to be entered in book drawing.)
Have you ever had a secret admirer? Whether you did or didn’t, what kind of gifts do you think he’d bring?

Laura, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Laura is offering winner’s choice of a paperback or eBook copy of The Christmas Admirer to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through September 19, 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 Under This Same Sky by Cynthia Roemer is Mindy. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book has released – Unraveled, 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.


65 comments:

  1. I did have one! Bring flowers! Now I am married to one who admired me for 39 years. Love the blog love Laura's books. Love to read this one. I love following you.
    Blessings
    Diana
    joeym11@frontier.com

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  2. Hi Jo and Laura. I am so looking forward to reading this new book. Your question made me think of those years growing up when boys were too shy to tell you that they liked you so you sometimes got drawingsor art work. One young man lived cars so I often found pictures of automobiles in my desk. As an adult I really don't know if I have been admired secretly or not.
    Thanks for this review and Blessings to both of you.
    Jo, I follow you.
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Thank you for sharing your wonderful book, Laura. I don't think there was ever a secret admirer.

    I loved the review and I am a follower.
    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  4. I am so anxious to read your book, Laura! Thanks for the giveaway.
    I follow via E mail.
    I had a secret admirer back in elementary school...he left candy bars for me! lol
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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  5. Thank you for the wonderful interview . I don't think there ever was a secret admirer. Love your books and would love to win this books. Thank you for the chance .
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Thank you for sharing some of yourself with us. I am so excited about this book!! Two of my favorite things: CHRISTMAS AND AMISH STORY!! I had a secret admirer in jr high school. He would leave notes and poems in my locker. I later found out it was my best friends brother. I have this book on my tbr. I would be so ecstatic to win a paper copy!! I am a follower!!

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  7. I only had a few admirers, but they were known to me, never secret!
    Looking forward to reading this!
    I hope, smile!

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  8. I first met Laura back in the early 2000's at an ACFW conference (Might have been ACRW at that time). But I've lost touch over the years as I went another direction and became an editor, writing coach, and mentor. This story sounds exactly like the kind of stories I love to read. We are packed up to move, so all my books are in boxes. I'd love to get this one.
    Blessings!

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    2. Hi, Jeanie. It was ACRW then - only conference I've ever been to. I remember meeting you though, and all your concern when my son's siberean husky was killed. :( Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I never had a secret admirer, but I would love any small surprises.
    I am a follower
    nlgriggs902atgmaildotcom

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  10. I haven't had a secret admirer, but it sounds so romantic! Flowers are my favorite gift to receive from my husband :)

    I'm a follower!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    2. Thanks for stopping, Heidi. Flowers are nice. Especially the kind in a pot that lives longer.

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  11. As far as I know I haven't had a secret admirer. This book sounds like a great one! I love reading Amish fiction add in the Christmas season and it is even better! I am a follower. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  12. Your book sounds very exciting. I would love to read it and see what all happens. Do these two young people fall in love all over again, and marry, or do they go their separate ways. Someone will have to read and find out. Thanks for writing stories about the Amish.

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  13. Hi Jo and Laura,
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this book - it sounds very interesting!
    debralindquist1ATgmailDOTcom

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  14. Yes I have had a secret admirer and also been a secret admirer! Shelia sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. thanks for entering, Shelia. Secret admirer gifts are fun

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  15. I'm also a follower! Shelia sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I did once but it wasn't a good thing

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  17. Hi Jo and Laura, great interview! The Christmas Admirer sounds interesting. Thank you for a chance to win a copy.
    As for myself, I don't remember having a secret admirer.
    "I am a follower"
    Blessings, Tina
    KINGsDaughter5683 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. I never had a secret admirer. If I did I would love to get anything chocolate!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Maryann

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    2. Chocolate is always good. Thanks for stopping by, Maryann.

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  19. I enjoyed the interview with Laura. I also think that her book, THE CHRISTMAS ADMIRER, will be a great read. I would love to win. Christmas is a great time of year and I love reading Christmas books when it gets closer to that time of year. Blessings to you.

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    2. Thanks for entering, Unknown. :) Reminds me of the poem. I'm nobody. Who are you?

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  20. The interview with Laura was great and I enjoyed it. I think her book, THE CHRISTMAS ADMIRER, will be a wonderful read. Winning would be great. Christmas books are some of my favorite reads. God Bless.

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    2. Thanks for entering, Donna. I love Christmas books too.

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  21. As I read about the book, I knew I had to read this one! The sacrifice he makes...oh, goodness, this is a must read for me! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  22. I had a secret admirer in grade school since I had a gorgeous valentine without a signature. It made me wonder. Then at my H.S. 50th class reunion Larry Biggs came up to me and told me how he was crazy about me but I never knew!
    sallydav45(at)gmail(dot)com

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