Friday, October 4, 2013

Laura Frantz author interview and book Giveaway Love's Awakening

Today I’m interviewing Laura Frantz author of Love’s Awakening.  Here is my review of this wonderful book.

TRINITY ROSE Tell us about Love's Awakening the featured book .

LAURA Beloved daughter. Wayward son. Will a future with him cost her all she holds dear?
The book is set in 1822 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, including early Pittsburgh, and is a story of the Underground Railroad and the entwined lives of three families – the Ballantynes, Turlocks, and Camerons. Lots of twists and turns and romance and some historical fireworks! It continues the story in book one, Love’s Reckoning, with Eden and Silas Ballantyne and focuses on their daughter, Ellie.

TRINITY ROSE Has being published changed your life?

LAURA Yes. I was a stay at home mom for many years after working as a teacher and social worker. My boys, Wyatt and Paul, kept me plenty busy. It’s a joy to work from home now writing books but it also is a challenge as I don’t go to the office so everyone still has access to me Winking smile. Carving out writing time requires a lot of discipline. Thankfully I love it and can’t wait to sit down and do it!

TRINITY ROSE What do you find harder to do come up with a character, get the scenery or the plot?

LAURA I think plot is often the trickiest part. I’ve heard it said that if you have strong, compelling characters you can have a weak plot but watch out if your plot is weak and your characters are, too. I’ve never dug myself a hole yet as far as plot, thankfully, as the Lord always bails me out. I rely on His guidance and leading completely for these stories of mine otherwise I couldn’t do it. Scenery and character development seem to come more naturally to me. Maybe too naturally as I can get wordy!

TRINITY ROSE Which do you enjoy more e books or print books?

LAURA I always prefer a print book but love the ease of e-books. There’s something about seeing a cover and holding a real book that is very comforting and meaningful to me. Love the feel and smell of them, etc.

TRINITY ROSE Thanks for taking the time answer questions for us and for donating a book.

LAURA Thanks so much for hosting me! It’s always  a joy to share a CBA book and meet new readers.

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Rose Chandler Johnson said...

It's nice reading your personal writer's story. Your books have beautiful covers. Sounds like entertaining reads. I'd love to have one. I've already a follower. :-) Here's this-- Thanks for the opportunity.

Rachael K said...

Laura Frantz really does have a gift for developing the setting - both place and time period. I have thoroughly enjoyed all her books thus far and would love to win one!


Abbi Hart said...

Great interview! I can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Cyndi said...

Good interview! I have really enjoyed Laura's previous books and am eagerly anticipating this one! Thanks for the giveaway!


grams said...

Sounds like a good book. Would love to win.


Merry said...

Laura Frantz is a favorite author for me, I can't wait to read Love's Awakening. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Michelle said...

I am a new follower and I am so excited to read this book.

Laura Frantz said...

Thanks to much to everyone for the kind comments! Would love to send a book your way :). Bless you for taking time to stop here and enter the giveaway!

Mozi Esmes Mom said...

Would love to read this!
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Emi said...

I also prefer paper books to ebooks. That screen just starts to get heavy for me to read after a while.
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