Thursday, April 26, 2018

Cynthia Roemer, Historical Romance Novel


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Leave a comment on THIS post through Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 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 right sidebar to follow), 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 do not in any way indicate any manner of my endorsement of said books. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. To help provide you security, please leave your email address like this: johnATyahooDOTcom. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post. 


UNDER PRAIRIE SKIES
by Cynthia Roemer



Cynthia Roemer
Cynthia Roemer is an award-winning inspirational writer with a heart for scattering seeds of hope into the lives of readers. Raised in the cornfields of rural Illinois, Cynthia enjoys spinning tales set in the backdrop of the 1800s prairie. She writes from her family farm in central Illinois where she resides with her husband and their two college-aged sons. Under Prairie Skies is Book Two in her Prairie Sky series.

Welcome, Cynthia. What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading your book?
The theme verse for Under Prairie Skies is Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” I want readers to come away with a sense that the Lord is able to use them and others to speak His truths into people’s hearts and draw them closer to Him. Both my hero and heroine have shortcomings they need to overcome. Throughout the story, God uses them to challenge each other to rise above those inadequacies and become the individuals God desires them to be.

How do people react when they find out you write?
Most are stunned. Though close friends and church family have known for years that I write short stories and articles for Christian publications, I’ve sort of kept my dream of novel writing under wrap. I live in a small community where everyone knows everyone, so once word got out, I became a sort of novelty. LOL! A very strange feeling for this quiet country gal!

Do you type or write by hand? Computer? Typewriter? Legal pad?
I write almost exclusively at my computer, but if a scene or inspiration hits while the computer is off for the night or I’m at my part-time day job (which happens quite often), then I pull out the pen and paper and jot down the dialog or scene that strikes me and type it up later.

Lightning Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains?   Mountains
Y’all or You Guys?   You Guys
Biscuits or Dinner Roll?   Dinner roll, if homemade
Spring, summer, winter, or fall?  Fall, with spring a close second
Laptop or Desktop?  Desktop, though I would love a laptop to take outside
Mug or teacup?  Neither, I’m a water drinker 

Please tell us a little about your novel, Under Prairie Skies.
Beyond shattered dreams lies a realm of possibilities
Illinois prairie--1855
Unsettled by the news that her estranged cousin and uncle are returning home after a year away, Charlotte Stanton goes to ready their cabin and finds a handsome stranger has taken up residence. Convinced he’s a squatter, she throws him off the property before learning his full identity. Little does she know, their paths are destined to cross again.

Quiet and ruggedly handsome, Chad Avery’s uncanny ability to see through Charlotte’s feisty exterior and expose her inner weaknesses both infuriates and intrigues her. When a tragic accident incites her family to move east, Charlotte stays behind in hopes of becoming better acquainted with the elusive cattleman. Yet Chad’s unwillingness to divulge his hidden past, along with his vow not to love again, threatens to keep them apart forever.

Where can readers find you online? 
Website
Twitter
Facebook 
Goodreads
Author Newsletter Sign-up

Where can readers purchase Under Prairie Skies
Amazon
Barnes and Noble

Any parting comment? 
Thanks so much for hosting me, Jo. It has truly been a pleasure. I’m looking forward to sharing an e-book copy of Under Prairie Skies with one of our readers. If you’ve not yet had the chance to read Book 1: Under This Same Sky, I encourage you to read it ahead of this second book. You’ll have a better understanding of the characters and plot-line if you do. It’s my prayer that readers will be blessed by both Becky and Charlotte’s stories.

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer the question to be entered in book drawing.)
If you’ve read Under This Same Sky, who was your favorite character and why?

Cynthia, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Cynthia is offering an eBook copy of Under Prairie Skies to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through May 1, 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 Red Sky over America by Tamara Lynn Kraft is Shelia64. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


My latest book is out – Her Reason to Smile, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here.

31 comments:

  1. A beautiful cover! Looks like a great story! :-)

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    1. Melissa, thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.

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    2. Thanks, Melissa! MRP designer did an excellent job of capturing the essence of the story. I pray you'll be blessed in reading this second installment in my Prairie Sky Series!

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  2. Good morning Cynthia and Jo. Thanks for sharing aboit Under Prairie Skies. No, II haven' read Under the Same Sky.
    Jo, I follow you.
    Blessings!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot) com

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    1. Connie, thanks for following my blog and for leaving a comment!

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    2. Hi Connie! Thanks for stopping by and entering! If you get the chance, be sure to read Under This Same Sky prior to Under Prairie Skies. The two stories are closely intertwined. May you be blessed in reading them!

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  3. I haven’t read U der the Same Sky but I would like to. It sounds like a book that I would enjoy. Thank you for the interview and excerpt. It was fun to get to know a little bit about you.
    perrianne(DOT)askew(AT)me(DOT)com
    Perrianne

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    1. Perrianne, you're welcome. Thanks for commenting.

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    2. It's great to meet you, Perrianne! I'm glad you enjoyed the interview and pray you'll enjoy my Prairie Sky Series as well. God bless!

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  4. I haven't read it yet, but I just downloaded it and will start soon.
    I am a follower
    nlgriggs902atgmaildotcom

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    1. Nancy, thanks for following my blog and for commenting!

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    2. Thanks so much, Nancy! Your understanding of this second book will be so much richer in having read Under This Same Sky! I pray you'll be blessed by both Becky and Charlotte's stories!

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  5. have not read Under the Same Sky at this point but want to. I am a follower.
    bettimaceATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Betti, thanks for commenting and for following my blog!

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    2. Hi Betti! Thanks for your interest in my Prairie Sky Series. May you be blessed in reading them!

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  6. I love the time period and the location. This sounds really interesting and I would love reading it. I am a follower. Sonja dot nishimoto @ gmail dot com

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    1. Sonja, thanks for following my blog and for leaving your comment!

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    2. Hi Sonja! It's great to meet you! Thanks for entering. It's such an endearing time period to write about. God bless!

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  7. I haven't read this -- she's a new author for me!

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    1. Dianna, glad you found a new-to-you author here. Thanks for commenting.

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    2. Dianna, I need your email address so if you are the winner, I can contact you. Thanks.

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    3. It's so great to meet you, Dianna! I love meeting new readers. I hope you'll check out Book 1 in my Prairie Sky Series: Under This Same Sky prior to reading this second book! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  8. I've been seeing this book and it sounds like a good one! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    I am a follower

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. Hi Wendy! It's great to meet you! May you be blessed in reading it. Thanks for entering!

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    2. Wendy, thanks for coming by to comment and for following my blog!

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  9. I am a follower.
    ohh, this sounds like such a wonderful story. One that one can get wrapped up in. I would love to read this author.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. Hi Lori! I so appreciate your excitement! Be sure to start with Book 1 in the series, Under This Same Sky! Some of the characters spill over into this second novel. I hope you lose yourself in their stories! I love developing life-like characters! My favorite part of writing. Blessings!

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    2. Lori, thanks for following my blog and for leaving your comment!

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  10. I have not read the first book but have heard good things about it. Would like to read both books. Thanks for a great recommendation. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. Hi Paula! That's great to hear. I hope you'll be blessed by my Prairie Sky Series! So wonderful to meet you!

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    2. Paula, you're welcome. Thanks for commenting.

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