Happy Saturday to our wonderful STT community! I hope you're sitting comfortably with a cup of something warm, because we have a fun visit with a new friend of mine. AND she has an AMAZING giveaway to offer at the end of the post, so keep reading.
Thanks Amber for having me here with you today! I’m a Christian Historical Romance writer from a rural county in Kentucky. I was born in Minnesota, grew up in the Ohio Valley, and eventually settled in Kentucky with my husband of almost twenty years. We have five children, grown. My husband and I live in an average colonial style house. We enjoy gardening, walking, and swimming. Sometimes I take time off to sew, cross stitch, or crochet. I’m teaching myself violin and piano in my, cough, eh-hem… spare time. I love everything old-fashioned; hence, my slogan, The Old-Fashioned Everything Girl. My writing office is on the second floor. I have an awesome view of a wooded area which helps to inspire my writing. There are lots of horse farms and four-board fences here in Kentucky to enjoy, which also inspire me. I’ve written ten novels… which includes one releasing this week, and one recently released.
I understand you brought a guest along with you today…
I did, Amber. Here’s a photo of Peaches, a calico cat from my new Antebellum Era Christian Romance, Geneva.
Hello, Peaches! It’s so nice to have you with us here today. Lisa asked me if we’d ever had a pet as a guest here at Stitches in Time… and I honestly don’t remember having a pet here before, so this is a first. Welcome! I understand you endured quite a journey to be with us, Peaches.
Meow! Thank you for having us here today… indeed, meow, I did endure a long journey. (Stretches paws.) I endured being on board a ship sailing from Wales to America with the heroine, Geneva. Most of my journey involved being very quiet from inside a tiny bamboo cage. Then, after I arrived in Kentucky, a tiny, ferocious dawg named Pendleton drove me to climb the drapes in the upstairs sitting room on the estate. (Begins cleaning paws and stretches out for a nap again.) Pendleton belongs to Aunt Millie… what’s a cat to do in a situation like this? The only remedy is to endure… meow!
Sounds like a fun and light-hearted story, Lisa. I see Peaches is taking a nap, but I know readers will love to know this beautifully written story is only 99 cents for a limited time.
I think Peaches had such a long journey from Wales to Kentucky. (Pats Peaches on the head.) Yes, the theme of Geneva is joy. I really wanted the story to be fun for readers, as well as romantic and historical. It is the first of four books in ‘The Brides of Grace Hill’ series I’m currently writing. Each one will focus on another fruit of the Spirit in an original type of way.
Readers may also enjoy the Welsh customs inside the story of Geneva. I spent a good deal of time researching Cardiff, Wales of Glamorgan County during the 1870’s… along with many recipes, customs, and actual maps of the city from that particular era. I incorporated much of my own imagination into the story, but learned Cardiff was eventually a port city along the channel with coal miners and sea-faring men. One of the first trains carried coal from Cardiff to London during this era. The story moves to America during the days before the Civil War. The series will also focus on the generational story of the fictional Rosemont women, beginning with Geneva, a Welsh vicar’s daughter. The fourth book in the series will be a contemporary. Here’s a photo of all four covers--:
What else are you writing these days?
I’m glad you asked that, Amber. I also am releasing my first western contemporary Christian romance, Dreamsof Sweetwater River, today, also only 99 cents for a limited time. This will be book 3 in the ‘Whispers in Wyoming’ series and can be read as a stand-alone. Danni Roan wrote book 1 and Kari Trumbo, book 2. Rachel Skatvold will also be writing a book in the series. If you love cowboys and Wyoming… you’ll really enjoy this contemporary western romance about Logan and Jill’s love story.
Lisa is giving away two Kindle copies of Geneva and two Kindle copies of Dreams of Sweetwater River. Comment below which book you think you would enjoy most if you are chosen as one of four random winners. Also, both of these books are only 99 cents for a limited time. Be sure to get your copies today!
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Be sure to check out her new release Geneva, a fiction Christian Historical Romance series with a theme on the fruits of the Spirit! These days, Lisa is also writing her first Contemporary Western Christian Romance novels as a contributing author to the ‘Whispers in Wyoming’ series with Danni Roan, Kari Trumbo, Lynn Winchester, and Rachel Skatvold.
Lisa is an Amazon bestselling and award winning author of To Find a Duchess, an Inspirational Regency Romance; ‘The Victorian Christian Heritage Series’ which includes Hannah’s Garden: a Turn of the Century Love Story and Abigail’s Melody; and ‘The Lydia Collection,’ which includes The Redemption of Lady Georgiana (a Ruth love story of modern day Regency proportions), Protecting Miss Jenna (an Antebellum Era Christian Romance Adventure), and Persecution & Providence (a ‘Jane Austen-ish’ mail order bride story from the Pioneer Era). She is also the author of a devotional/Bible Study, Arise Princess Warrior and recently released The Shoemaker, an Old-Fashioned Regency Christmas Romance. Lisa writes clean and wholesome literature that shares her faith in Jesus Christ. She is a member of ACFW and Louisville Christian Writers. You can find out more about Lisa at: www.LisaPrysock.com
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I would love to read Geneva. Love the cover and the books sounds great.ReplyDelete
Hi Mindy! Thanks for stopping by today. Best wishes in the giveaway.Delete
Thanks so much for stopping by Mindy and congrats on winning a copy of "Geneva!" I'll get that out to you via an email from Amazon with a kindle gift copy for you to download. I hope you enjoy the story. - LisaDelete
Welcome Lisa and Peaches to STT. What a great interview and post about your travels and books. I would love reading Geneva with Peaches. (Meow) A cat lover always enjoy a story that has a fur friend included.ReplyDelete
Amber, thank you for introducing Lisa and Peaches to us on STT. Blessings to both of you as you continue to write great Christian stories.
My pleasure, Marilyn! So glad you enjoyed meeting Peaches and Lisa.Delete
I'm so glad you enjoyed meeting us! I hope you will enjoy "Geneva" since you're one of our winners! I will get a copy out to you shortly. - LisaDelete
Lisa, thank you for the kindle copy of "Geneva". Blessings for a wonderful Thanksgiving.Delete
Peaches has convinced me that I really would enjoy Geneva. Thanks Amber for a fun interview.ReplyDelete
Haha, wonderful! Glad you enjoyed the interview, Connie.Delete
Hi Connie! You've also won a copy of "Geneva!" WooHoo! Congratulations and I hope you really enjoy the story...Delete
The cover for Dreans of Sweetwater River draws my attention with the small girl's expression. This would be a great one to read, too.ReplyDelete
The little girl is adorable, isn't she?Delete
I love how children's expressions speak so loudly.
Thanks Marilyn! I'm so excited about "Dreams of Sweetwater River" from the Whispers in Wyoming series! Thank you so much for stopping by... I hope to stay connected with each of you lovely readers. - LisaDelete
I'm new to you and would very much enjoy Geneva, though they both look amazing! I just finished The Shoemaker. It's truly beautiful and one day I hope to add the paperback to my small but slowly growing collection! That's one novel I would love to pass on to my small daughter one day. Thank you for blessing me with the story and I look forward to reading more!ReplyDelete
Hi Beth! Thanks for coming by and sharing your thoughts on the Shoemaker. I have that one on my kindle to be read this season. :)Delete
You're just in time to get your name in the drawing.
Beth, I am so delighted to hear this feedback about "The Shoemaker!" I hope you will leave a review for me if you haven't already. So nice to hear this. You are also a winner for "Geneva! Be sure and send us your email address so we can get a copy out to you. - LisaDelete