Monday, May 7, 2012

A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer Ends May 14th

 
Christian author, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, writes historical and contemporary romances. Her historical, A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee is now available. She’s also written We’re Not Blended-We’re Pureed, A Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life.

Ask Diane a question or leave a comment to be entered in the drawing. Don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win and let me know if you follow by Feedburner for a second entry. Good luck!

Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth.
Yikes I’ve been caught! I’m in my office and I’m wearing my yoga pants, tank top and very old blue sweatshirt that I love. And yes, I did work out.

Do your characters ever give you surprises when you are writing? Can you give us an example if they do and if they don’t do you know why? Yes, it seems like I think my characters are going to act a certain way. I’ve plotted them out, asked them questions and decided they are a certain personality type—and then it seems like real people they change! Right now I’m working on a book and I wanted the heroine to be girly—turns out she doesn’t want to be and until I decided to let her be more of a tomboy, she wasn’t going to be in the story.

If you could be any character in any literary book who would you be and why? I’d like to say I’d like to be Jo March but I really wouldn’t want to have to live her life. So much sadness, cold house and no internet. But I like the idea of writing plays in an attic and eating apples.

What is something that very few people know about you? Me? I’m an open book.

Are you or any close family members in the characters personalities? In a Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee, the secondary character came from my young friend’s personality—on steroids.

If you could live in any time period when and where would that be and why?
I’d love to say way back when…but I like comfort so maybe I’d go into the future.

If you could visit any place in the world where would you go and why? England, because I’ve been researching my ancestors and it seems we hung out there in the 1500-1700s.

What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair)
The scrapbook I made documenting my 3 boys growing up. 

A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee
Heaven’s Stolen His Heart
 After witnessing the ravages of the Civil War, Travis Logan vowed to give up doctoring. But when fellow steamboat passenger Caleb Wharton collapses at his feet, Travis knows he must lend his aid. As the old man lies dying, he makes Travis promise to take care of his land and find Heaven. Travis can’t help but wonder what Heaven has to do with a real place, so he heads to Caleb’s farm to fulfill his promise.
Weeks of facing marauders and caring for her father’s home have finally taken their toll on Heaven Wharton. When an unknown young man charges the house, Heaven attempts to fire a warning shot but ends up shooting the man instead. Shocked, she and her sister, Angel, drag a semi-conscious Travis into the house and nurse him back to health.
 As Travis and Heaven both struggle to control their destinies, will they learn that only a heart that follows God can ever find peace on earth?



 
We’re Not Blended, We’re Pureed A Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families
By Diana Lesire Brandmeyer and March C. Lintvedt
Can two families learn to cohabitate? In peace? Ever?
Combine:
One widowed mom with two sons.
One widowed dad with one son.
Blend for 20 seconds until right consistency.
But hit the wrong button, and this family is not blended-we’re pureed!
Are you terrified that you’ve turned into a vision of the fairy-tale wicked stepparent?
Do you paste on a smile and pretend your family is a vision of 1950s Main Street America, while at home the battle lines are etched in the driveway and signed with the kid’s initials?
Don’t dismay. God is with you. This engaging, readable book is held together with humor, liberally peppered with informative commentary, and includes clinically sound information and proven communication tools. Find real-world advice to help you when your own words fail.



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Be sure to leave your email address. Please check your junk mail on and the day after the drawing. I've had to redraw because of no responses. Subject box will have: winner of (book title). I'll email the winner and they'll have seven days to respond. If I don't hear back I'll draw another name. USA shipping only. Thanks so much and please stop back again! Drawing will be held Monday, May 14th. Offer void where prohibited. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.

49 comments:

  1. Thanks for having me here to day, Debbie.
    Diana

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    1. It's good to have you! It should be a fun week.

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    2. Glad to have you here. It should be a fun week.

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  2. a wonderful posting/interview...thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story.

    ~i'm a follower, too ;)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Karen.

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    2. Karenk,
      Thanks for saying it's a beautiful story. :)
      Diana

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  3. Would love to win this book, love the cover.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. I'm follower by feedburner (Wendy Newcomb)

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. Sounds like a good books!

    I follow via feedburner.

    ecriggs1990(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Liz! Good luck.

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    2. HI Liz,
      Thanks for reading about the book.
      Diana

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  6. Diana, how did you make your blended family work? Ours failed because of favoritism.

    I would love to win a copy of, A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee.

    Blessings!
    Judy
    sweetpea.judy(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Judy, I am so sorry your family didn't survive. Trust me there were many times when I came close to giving up. I hate to fall back on the pat "God" answer but in our case I really think that is the only reason it worked--and some stubbornness of 'You aren't going to win.'I refused to let the trouble maker have the last word. Now we have a good relationship. And I asked him before I wrote the book because I didn't want to mess that up.

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    2. Awe, Judy I'm sorry. That has to be hard. God Bless you!

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  7. Sounds like a great book....would love to win it for my daughter who loves historical s! Thanks for the neat interview and the chance to win.

    seventysevensusieq[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. Your daughter has great taste in books!

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    2. So glad to hear that your daughter loves historicals. Thanks for passing down the joy of reading to her.
      Diana

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  8. Lovely interview. I think it's always so fun to try and figure out a character, and often it's like getting to know someone! I really love Jo March too, but I agree, being her would just be too tough!

    I'm a follower by Feedburner

    crazi.swans at gmail dot com

    Thanks!

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    1. Faye, I know! I can't imagine not being able to do things boys could do or 'shudder' having to write under a mans name instead of mine.
      Diana

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    2. Hey Faye, glad to see you! I think that's one of the things I like the most about reading is getting to know the character and seeing if I can guess their next move.

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  9. what a fun interview! I love Jo March, too. Especially the June Allison version. :)
    Sounds like a great book. Best of luck with its launch.

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    1. Hey girlfriend! Now why am I not surprised you love Jo March? Thanks for coming by. Talk to you later.

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  10. I couldn't read the fine print in the colored font on my screen... sorry! So I hope all I need to do is leave my e-mail address. Anything Civil War era (or around that era) is right up my alley. :)
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

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    1. Hey Pegg, sorry about that. Yes that is all you have to do. It also tells that if you follow my blog through feedburner you get an extra entry everytime we have a giveaway. You just have to let me know you follow. Maybe I should change the fonts or color. I just wanted readers to realize it was just info and not part of the interviews. I'll have to rethink that. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be sure to throw your name in the hat.

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    2. Pegg, I think you should say up your alley instead of your era--unless you are that old and then I want to talk to you! Diana :)

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  11. I enjoy reading about this time period in history. Very pretty cover. How did you pick this out?
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Great to see you here. Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. Hi Ruybnreba,
      I didn't get to pick the cover but I like it too.
      Diana

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  12. A Bride's Dilemma sounds wonderful! The Victorian era is my favorite time period and Jo March is one of the best characters ever written IMHO. caralynnjames at yahoo dot com.

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    1. Hey Cara, Thanks for stopping by. Victorian era was a great era in many ways. I love it too. I find I like something about a lot of the time periods though. Just love history I guess!

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    2. Cara Lynn James! Awesome another Jo March admirer!
      Diana

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    3. I'm seeing a trend here Diana!

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    4. LOL I think Jo March is a winner. :)
      Diana

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  13. Thanks for the fun interview, ladies. I'm looking forward to reading your Bride book, Diana. =)

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    1. Looking forward to reading yours too, Kelli!
      Diana

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    2. Hey Keli. Thanks for stopping by! Good to see you.

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  14. Nice interview. Book sounds like a very interesting read. Would love to win. Putting this on my wish list.

    Karen Gervais
    kmgervais@nycap.rr.com

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    1. Throwing your name into the hat now. Good luck!

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    2. Yay! I another wish list! I'm feeling pretty special these days. Thanks Karen.
      Diana

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  15. I loved this book! All you commenters who haven't read it, you have a treat in store. :)
    annshorey [at] msn [dot] com

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  16. This sounds like such a wonderful story. I look forward to reading it. Please include me in the contest.

    ginger dot solomon at gmail dot com

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    1. Throwing your name in the hat now, Ginger. ;o)

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  17. I'd love to be entered for this post Civil War romantic adventure. Thanks!
    I'm a follower via e-mail.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  18. Hey, Merry. Throwing your name in the hat, twice for being a follower.

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  19. This contest is over I know. BUt I really liked your website and what I saw. I know what it is to feel lonely, rejected and unloved. Spent so much of my life there. Would love to read your book and review it.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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