Thursday, February 1, 2018

Laura V. Hilton, Amish Contemporary Romance


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LOVE BY THE NUMBERS
by Laura V. Hilton


Laura V. Hilton
Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with over 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. 

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 is your favorite dessert? 
Cheesecake 

How do people react when they find out you write? 
One of three ways. 1. Oh, you write children’s stories?  2. Really. How interesting. Or 3.  Oh, I am writing (or want to write) a book… let me tell you about it. 

What’s your favorite place you have visited?   
Upper Peninsula of Michigan

Lighting Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains?   Beach – I live in the mountains. 
Y’all or You Guys?  Y’all
Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Crescent rolls. Love them.
Spring, summer, winter, or fall?  Usually, winter, but love something about all of them.
Laptop or Desktop?  laptop
Mug or teacup?  Mug, but I collect tea cups.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Love By the Numbers.

After her fiancé dies in a buggy accident, Lydia Hershberger is invited to Jamesport to manage her
Mennonite aunt’s gift store while her aunt and uncle are on a mission trip. While there, Lydia gets acquainted with her aentie’s best friend, Bethel Bontrager, and her grown son, Caleb. Lydia is surprised to find herself drawn to handsome clockmaker, Caleb Bontrager. But in spite of an instant flame of attraction between them, he doesn’t seem interested. In fact, pesky Caleb treats her like he doesn’t even like her. 

Bright and sparkly. That’s Caleb’s first impression of Lydia. He’s always been attracted to sparkly things. In fact, his affinity for those things, and the trouble they can cause, are exactly why he’s determined to change his ways and settle down. With Lydia’s aentie gone, he is handling the books for the gift shop and is forced to spend too much time in her presence.

When God offers Lydia a second chance at love and family, will she take it? Or will the secret Caleb harbors cause her even more heartbreak?
  
Where can readers find you online? 
Amazon
Visit my blog: Lighthouse-Academy
Twitter
Facebook
Pinterest

Where can readers purchase Love By the Numbers?
Amazon
CBD
Barnes and Noble
Deeper Shopping

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
Do you like cuckoo clocks?  Do you own one? 

Laura, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Laura is offering winner’s choice of a paperback (USA residents only) or eBook copy of Love By the Numbers to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through February 6, 2018 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 To Gain a Bodyguard by Tanya Eavenson is Diana M. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book is out – Friendly Persuasion, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here

92 comments:

  1. Laura's book sounds like one not to miss. Thank you for sharing, Jo. mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  2. Yes, I love cuckoo clocks and up until a while ago, my old one hung on the wall. However, it no longer worked and parts were broken or missing. My mom had brought it back from the Black Forest of Germany when I was about 17 years old. I felt bad getting rid of it, but it was time. Went to Europe this summer and checked them out and they were very pricey. So for the moment all I could get was a magnet cuckoo clock for the fridge! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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    1. I bet the magnet one is cute though!

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  3. We do not have a cuckoo clock but we have a grandma clock (a bit smaller than a grandfather clock). It no longer works but I think it's pretty. Laura's book sounds really good. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.
    perrianneDOTaskewATmeDOTcom
    Perrianne

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  4. I don't have a cuckoo clock and I'm not sure that I could get used to one, especially in the night hours. My dad was given a clock when he retired and it chimed every hour. During his illness I often spent the night and it interrupted my sleep many times. Perhaps I could get used to it ;-)
    Thanks for your giveaway.
    Blessings!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. They are noisy. I stayed at a house once where they had one and it work me

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  5. I do love them and I have one. My sons girlfriend at the time brought back to me from Germany. Mine doesn't go off at night. If it does I don't hear it. Opposite ends of house. Love them though a thing of the pass. Love Laura's books this one sounds wonderful.
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    Diana
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    1. My clock is from the Black Forest in Germany.

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  6. I am a follower
    this looks like a wonderful book. I don't think I have read a book with a clock maker. I love clocks. No I have never owned a cuckoo clock. My grandma had one and the cuckoo's drove me crazy. LOL
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  8. YES, I have a cuckoo clock....from Germany! Love it!
    And I loved Laura's book, Her Christmas Admirer. Am anxious to read more of her books. Thanks for your giveaway.

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  9. I love cuckoo clocks but do not have one.

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  10. I love cuckoo clocks. We have an old chiming clock that my grandma got in a thrift store years ago.
    I follow your blog by email Jo.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Maryann

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    1. Laura, my pleasure to have you visit with my readers and me.

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  12. I don't have a Cuckoo clock but I loved them as a child. I think one of my great grandmothers had one because I remember watching and admiring it.

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  13. This book sounds great. I do have a question, do you ever visit indiana?
    Hope you have a great day. Ty for a chance to win a great book

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    1. Thanks, Melissa. Yes, I visit Indiana. I still have family in Michigan and I've gone to Amish country in Indiana many times.

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  14. Oh I'm so excited to read this book! I'm a follower on fb and heading off to follow you on pinterest as well! skaggsfam at msndotcom

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  15. Yes I do like cuckoo clocks but have never had one. My best friend had one that her son got for her when he was stationed in Germany, it was beautiful.

    And YES, I do NEED to win this book, lol, I love your books Laura so thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  16. I love cuckoo clocks. I have ever since I was stationed in Germany. I do not own one. I am a follower. fishingjanATaolDOTcom

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    1. I love them too. So pretty. Thank you Jan and thanks for your service

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  17. I am 60 years old and i always remember the cuckoo clock my Grandma had on her living room wall when i wss a kid. Wish i had it.

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    1. a sweet memory though. Thanks for entering Ellen

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  18. My mom and dad have a cuckoo clock.

    kris-win@mynamehasbeenstolen.com

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  19. I don't have a cuckoo clock but my sister-in-law has one from Germany. Her Dad was career Army and met her Mom while stationed there. I always like seeing it when I visit, because it's very old and first belonged to her grandparents. It's beautifully handcarved and I know Shirley is passing it down to her daughter Magen, who is getting married in July. Love all your books, and thanks for the contest.

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    1. Thanks for entering, and thank you, Judith!

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  20. I don't own a cuckoo clock myself, but my in-laws have a beautiful one that plays different songs each hour. :) They also have a patriotic setting for near July 4th and a Christmas carol setting that they play from October-February! <3 I love listening to it. Thanks for the giveaway. My email address is liladiller78 [at] gmail [dot] com.

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  21. I've never had a cuckoo clock, but I've always admired Grandfather clocks! If I had a chance to have either one in my home, I think they would be so neat :-)

    Fun interview with Laura! I have a few of her books on my shelf and love adding more. Thank you for the chance to win Love by the Numbers! It would be a perfect Valentine's read :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com
    I'm also a follower, Jo :-)

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  22. Would like to win a copy of Laura's book. I follow her Facebook page and enjoy it. jtandviv (at) q (dot) com

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  23. We do indeed have several cuckoo clocks in our home. We have recently moved into a smaller home after moving to the other end of the state so we don't have as many up now as we use to. At present there are three hanging. I've always loved them but I'll have to admit when we were contemplating getting our first one I worried about the constant noise or disrupting our sleep when did the hour and half hour toll. However, it's really amazing how fast you get accustomed to them. You eventually don't even hear them, day or night, unless you are really listening for them. I still love the sound when I have a time during the day when I'm not running around with mind occupied with a dozen things and I do hear them.

    Thank you for the amazing chance to win a copy of "Love By the Numbers"! The paperback version would be my choice.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  24. Actually, yes, I do have a cuckoo clock. My sweet husband bought it for me when we first got married. We lived in California and went for a weekend to Solvang... very Scandinavian. It was there he purchased it for me. But, I never wound it up. I don't like unexpected noises, and knew I wouldn't be able to tolerate the sound of it. So, I hung it unwound, and just appreciated it when I happened to pass it in the kitchen. (I haven't seen that clock in years!) Cuckoo clocks aside, Laura's book sounds good... the premise. I'd love to read it.

    sheilaholmesauthor@gmail.com

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  25. I do not have a cuckoo clock. My mom used to many years ago. Thank you for sharing. I like that Laura’s favorite place to visit is the U P of Michigan. My fair state!
    Anne at Rightler dot com

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  26. Thanks for entering, Anne! My son is stationed up there.

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  28. When my husband and I were stationed in Berlin, Germany, we bought Cuckoo clocks for everyone in the family - but came home without one for our home. I've always regretted that. I love Amish stories and would be very happy to win a paperback copy of this book.(I own a Kindle, but I still prefer to hold a book in my hands when I read.)teachesl3ATaolDOTcom

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    1. I prefer real books too, Ann. Thanks for entering and thank you for your service.

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  29. My aunt's friend collects cuckoo clocks. On every wall of her house, whether the wall is big or small, hangs a cuckoo clock. They have a 2 story house. All that noise would drive me cuckoo.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oh, wow! I think it would drive me cuckoo too but how fascinating. Thanks for entering.

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  30. I love reading Amish fiction. Can't wait to read this one - it sounds interesting.
    kmgervais54@gmail.com

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  31. I don't have a cuckoo clock, but I think they're super fun!

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    2. and super cute, too. Thanks for entering, Dianna

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  32. I love cuckoo clocks. They are so beautiful.

    seraphinangel7(at)aol(dot)com

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