Author Jo Huddleston

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Peggy Blann Phifer, Historical Romantic Suspense

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Leave a comment on THIS post through Tuesday, August 21, 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. 


Peggy Blann Phifer
Peggy Blann Phifer was born in Upstate New York but never lived there. But she has lived in Connecticut, Florida, Arkansas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, and now back in Wisconsin.

Peg has three published books to her name: To See the Sun, romantic suspense; Somehow, Christmas Will Come, women’s fiction; and Whispering Hope, historical romantic suspense, and is currently working on a novella series titled Sweetwater River, also women’s fiction.

Peg has been a member of American Christian Fiction Writers since 2001. When she’s not writing, Peg enjoys reading, blogging, playing challenging word games on her Kindle, and sharing her home with her daughter, son-in-law, and a spoiled Border Collie mix dog named Rocky.

Welcome, Peg. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Or would you return to somewhere you’ve already been?
I’d love to take an unlimited tour of the Holy Land, visiting the places where Jesus walked.

Are you a fast writer or a slow writer?
I’m a fast typist, but too often the actual writing comes slowly.

Do you have a writing goal for each day? Week? Month?
As a member of ACFW I have taken part in the Novel Track Writing loop for many years. It offers me accountability by setting a monthly word count goal. I’d be lost without it.

Lightning Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Mountains

Y’all or You Guys? Neither … if I use anything it would usually be you all.

Biscuits or Dinner Roll? I guess I’d have to say dinner roll.

Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Spring, when everything comes to life after a long winter slumber.

Laptop or Desktop? Both

Mug or teacup? Mug

Please tell us a little about your novel, Whispering Hope.
1930 Chicago is no place for a Wisconsin country girl. 

Virginia Hopewell visits her cousin in Chicago and gets caught up in a deadly gangster shooting at a speakeasy, barely escaping with her life. After learning of the tragic death of her father, brother, and sister-in-law, Ginny returns to Wisconsin and convinces her mother to reopen the resort her father had closed after losing everything in the stock market crash in 1929.

Ransom Blake, an agent with the Chicago Bureau of Prohibition, had been at the same speakeasy acting on a tip about the shooting. Rance is charged with finding the gangster responsible. He and his team are sent to Wisconsin where the man was reported being seen, and to investigate how illegal liquor from Canada is making its way to Chicago.

With the opening of Whispering Hope Resort, Rance registers as a guest and comes face to face with the lovely redhead he’d briefly encountered at the speakeasy during the shooting. 

Where can readers find you online?

Where can readers purchase Whispering Hope?

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
I find history fascinating. My focus during the writing of this book has been on American History. So, what is your favorite era in the past almost 250 years?

Peg, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Peg is offering winner's choice of a paperback (U.S. mailing address only) or an eBook copy of Whispering Hope to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through August 21, 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 Camp Hope by Sara Foust is Perrianne. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


“Wow, this book starts out strong and keeps getting better. I laughed, cried, tried to warn them, rejoiced and prayed along with them.”—Amazon Reader Review

TIDEWATER SUMMER, set in 1952 on an island off the South Carolina coast. You can 
read more about the book here, and you can read the Prologue here.


  1. Whispering Hope sounds like a great read and the time oeriod is especially interesting. Peggy,thanks for your interview and giveaway. Jo, I follow you.

    1. Thanks for visiting, Connie. Good luck in the drawing. I think you'll enjoy my book :)

  2. Jo, thanks for hosting me on your blog and sharing my book with your readers. Blessings ...

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

  3. So I am a professional genealogist and history is all that. I love history too and combined with finding my data on the ancestors, I can fill in the spaces with the things going on in the World at that time. Makes for a fascinating thing. I follow Sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

    1. Hi, Sonja, thanks so much for visiting here. Besides English, History was my favorite subject in school.

  4. I love civil war era! I'm a follower! Shelia sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

  5. My favorite period in American history is probably the Old West, but America's had a lot of fascinating eras, so it's hard to choose. :)
    I do enjoy reading about the early 1900's in Grace Livingston Hill's novels. :)

    drfornierATgmailDOTcom (I'm a follower.)

  6. Thank you Peggy and Jo for the fun interview! I always enjoy getting to know more about an author. I love to read historical Christian fiction and enjoy a variety of time periods...Regency Era, the Civil War, WWII, to name a few. I haven't read much during the Prohibition period, and with Whispering Hope being set during this time period, it sounds like a very fascinating & intriguing read! Thank you for a chance to win a copy!!
    ~Alison Boss

    Jo, I am also a follower :)


  7. I would love to read Whispering Hope. Thank you for sharing your great post and this wonderful opportunity. mauback55 at gmail dot com

  8. Whispering Hope is the name of an old Christian song also. I would enjoy reading this book Vivian Furbay jtandviv(at)q(dot)com