Time seems to fly. It’s hard to believe you published your first book, The Unflappable Miss Fairchild, 15 years ago and that your August release, The Courting Campaign, marks your 25th book. How has being published changed your life? It’s opened up new worlds, both in terms of research that takes me to far places and in terms of meeting new friends. Years ago, writing was a solitary pursuit. Now, I’ve met authors who write about the same time period I do, or who approach writing in the same way I do. It’s very encouraging! Christian Historical Fiction seems to be your main genre. Is it your favorite to write? Definitely! I’ve tried to write mysteries or fantasy, but the romance keeps creeping in. I have a hard time reading a book or watching a movie that doesn’t have some sort of interplay between male and female characters. I’ve also. . .
Emma Pyrmont has no designs on handsome Sir Nicholas Rotherford–at least not for herself. As his daughter’s nanny, she sees how lonely little Alice has been. With the cook’s help, Emma shows the workaholic scientist just what Alice needs. But making Nicholas a better father makes Emma wish her painful past didn’t mar her own marriage chances.
Ever since scandal destroyed his career, Nicholas has devoted himself to his new invention. Now his daughter’s sweet, quick-witted nanny is proving an unexpected distraction. All evidence suggests that happiness is within reach–if only a man of logic can trust in the deductions of his own heart.
What made you interested in writing Christian Historical Fiction? Do you write any other genres? I had written historical romances from a Christian worldview for secular publishers, but I heard a presentation on the Love Inspired publishing lines at a conference, and I was really impressed with their vision and hopes of reaching both believers and non-believers. So, I started querying, and they made me an offer I couldn’t refuse! Are there any other Christian Historical Fiction authors that you think your readers would enjoy? Mary Moore, Ruth Axtell Morren, Laurie Alice Eakes, and Julie Klassen are some of my personal favorites. Are there bits and pieces that were cut in editing that you might ever share with your readers? Rarely, and not for my most recent book. I tend to write tightly, so my editor usually has to ask me to add rather than delete. 🙂 What is your. . .
Terms of the Will
To keep her cherished childhood home, Samantha Everard must marry by her twenty-fifth birthday. Yet she refuses to marry on a whim, not even to save her fortune. When she returns to Dallsten Manor to say goodbye, the last person she expects to see is her handsome, disapproving neighbor William Wentworth, Earl of Kendrick.
Will is certain the scandalous Everard family is nothing but trouble. He shouldn’t care about Samantha’s predicament, but her feistiness and kindheartedness intrigue him—as does her refusal to wed. He wants to help, especially when he perceives the threat that surrounds her. Soon his greatest wish is to persuade Samantha that her true home is with him.
These cousins set out to claim their inheritance—and find love is their greatest reward