Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Beauty in Disguise by Mary Moore Ends April 29th


Mary Moore has been writing historical fiction for more than 15 years. After battling and beating breast cancer, Mary is even more excited about her career, as she incorporates some of her struggles throughout her books, dedicated to encouraging others in the Lord and using her writing for God’s glory. Her debut novel, The Aristocrat’s Lady, won several acclaimed awards, including the 2011 Reviewers Choice Award by RT Magazine for Best Love Inspired Historical, and the 2011 Holt Medallion from Virginia Romance Writers for Best Book by a Virginia Author. She also received an Award of Merit for Best First Book and Best Long Inspirational by the VRW.
Mary is a native of the Washington, DC area, but she and her husband, Craig, now live in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Virginia. When not writing, she loves to read, minister in her church, and spend time with her husband and black lab, Darcy.

Mary would love to hear from you! She can be reached by visiting her website at www.marymooreauthor.com

Please welcome Mary Moore. I"m so glad she joined us this week. She had me chuckling one moment and feeling heart broke for her the next in this interview. Mary is giving away a copy of Beauty in Disguise. Answer the question, "What is the most unusual name you've given a pet?" to be entered to win her book. Don't forget to leave your email address and let me know if you are a feedburner follower to get a second entry!



Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth.

Wow, this is too embarrassing! Actually, it’s late and I’m in bed with my sweat pants and T-Shirt on answering emails.

If you were told you were being sent back to live in the 19th Century, and you could bring one thing from today, what would that be?


Hmmmm…how different from the ‘dessert island’ question! This is a pretty boring answer but I would take modern medicines with me. Having gone through a few bouts of illness in my life, I don’t know if the medicines of that time would have kept me alive!


What is something that very few people know about you?


I recently answered this on another blog, but I think it was in Australia, so I hope it is not redundant. I am a HUGE John Wayne fan. I will even date myself as to say I saw several of his movies when they came out in movie theaters in the 70’s! I had a dog named John Wayne (though we had to shorten it to J.W. since my dad refused to call out the door for John Wayne to get back in the house! :0)


What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair)

When my mother passed away in the early 80’s, I got her wedding band. I had it downsized at wore it as a pinky ring every day. (This is very weird because today is her birthday.) But I lost it and it broke my heart. I have a ring of my grandmother’s that I wear pretty regularly, but I can’t put that much love into it, because of the experience with my mother’s. So I think it would be my books. I love to read books over and over again, and it would be too hard to narrow it down to just one, however,my favorite collection is my set of Georgette Heyer books.


If you could live in any time period other than the one we live in, when and where would that be and why?

Definitely the Regency era. Of course, I would have to be of the aristocracy! :0) But I find the period so fascinating in the country as well as London as well as the poorest of neighborhoods. Then I am amazed at the clothing and the government. I could go on and on. As you’ll notice from my books, I am a Regency fanatic.

Do you think birth order affects the way you write?

I don’t think so! At least I have never considered it before, and my stories are historical fiction, so I’m not sure how that would even show itself. I am the second oldest in a family of four children, and I would be very interested in how others have answered this question. You are seriously trying to make me think with this interview!


If you were writing a book about your life what would the title be?


“My God is Great.” It would be interesting to see how that translated to a Regency novel, but as I have matured and faced trials and blessings alike, I see more and more of God’s hand in my life. I would love to share how greatly He has changed my paths and help me grow into the woman that I am.




What one novel did you read that made you want to be a part of the story?

Oh, I’m a sucker for a love story. I wanted to be Kathy in Wuthering Heights and Jane in Jane Eyre. Those were stories of love that endured through years of change and hardship. And who wouldn’t want to be Elizabeth Bennet to Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice and Miss Hale to Mr. Thornton is North & South, though the problem with those is that we don’t actually know how they end up! Those family problems didn’t just go away! :0) I know that’s more than one, but these were the minimum; I could have listed 100 more.


Thanks so much for having me on your blog Debbi Lynne. You asked some really thought provoking questions! It is kind of cool that readers will get a different insight into me with some of these answers. Thanks again!



After her scandalous first Season, Lady Kathryn needs a new beginning. Concealing her stunning hair and sapphire eyes beneath a dowdy fa├žade, she’s grateful to earn her keep as companion, Kate Montgomery. Until she comes face-to-face with her past in Lord Dalton, the only man she has ever loved.

The debutante Dalton fell in love with years ago was beautiful beyond compare. The gentle, mysterious young woman he encounters at a country house has qualities he now values more highly-until he learns of her deception. Kate has broken his heart not once, but twice.

Can faith help him see that love, like true beauty, always comes to light?
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38 comments:

  1. Wow, that's a lot of recognition for your first book!
    The most unusual name I've named my pet? I guess that would have to be my guinea pig. I named him Stuart Little Jack Sparrow...Jack for short. :)

    debsbunch5[at]jesusanswers[dot]com

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    1. Thanks Debbie!

      I love to make new Regency fans, so I hope you'll try it and see how you like it!

      I love Stuart Little Jack Sparrow! Isn't that the name of the pirate in the Pirates of the Carribean movies? (Not the Stuart Little part! :0)

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    2. Well, when I originally posted, I wasn't able to see the question/answer part of this blog. Weird, don't know why. It is nice getting to know you, Mary, I am so grateful for these wonderful blogs that keep introducing authors that I've never heard of before. Your book sounds interesting and the cover is gorgeous. I hope to read it one day. God bless.

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    3. LOL! I bet MaryLu likes that name! heehee

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    4. Yes, she does Debbie, the whole crew loves it. Jack is no longer with us, but he was one loved guinea pig. :)

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    5. Awe, those little creatures just don't live long enough. We had a Praire Dog named Shadow and we loved him to death! He was such a fun and interesting guy. But they only live around 3 years. I couldn't get another. We get too attached. I couldn't go through that every 3 years.

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    6. We had Jack for a little over 6 years. Before him, there were about 7 guinea pigs that came and went, either they passed away or we gave them away. After Jack was gone, I said that I didn't want to see another guinea pig in my house again. I am happy with my two small dogs for now...even though they have been having some health issues lately. Our pets really do become a part of the family. :) My dogs are Norman Fred and Peter Pan.

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  2. Congratulations on overcoming breast cancer. May God keep you well. I would love to win and read and review this. I follow your blog - how I got here. jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi J!

      Thank you for the kind words! I am one of many and it is only by God's grace. I'd welcome your review!

      In Him,
      Mary

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    2. Amen to your prayer! Thanks for coming by! Good luck!

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  3. Growing up we had a cat named Lucky which is not an unusual name. Someone found him on the 4 lane highway in front of our house. He was just a tiny kitten and the man who almost ran him over told us that he was "Lucky" to be alive.
    Thanks entering me in the giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Welcome Library Lady (love that)!

      Lucky is right! It's pretty neat when there's a story behind the name. Nobody understood the John Wayne except my family and pretty close friends, although, as I mentioned, my father NEVER did!!! :0)

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    2. We rescued a puppy off the interstate once. He was so scared. My heart just broke for him. Your dog was lucky! Lucky he lived and lucky he found a great family. :o)

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  4. I named my cat Oliver. I follow through feedburner, that's how I found out about this giveaway.

    time4us2havetea(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I like the name Oliver. MY grandfather's name was Oliver. Years after he passed my grandmother named her dog Ollie. I like it. :o)

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  5. I once had a bird named Einstein...had white fuzzy hair.
    truckredford(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Debbie and Mary, I enjoyed this interview. Very interesting mary.
    Lots of wards for a first book. wow. I love the cover picture. As to a a odd name. Our family had a cat named HOBO. This was because we found him by our trailer when we parked off the highway one night in Colorado. Figured he was hitching a ride, so we took him to Wyoming. I am a follower of this blog by Feedburner. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for your kind words! I was so happy with the cover myself, but I can't take any credit for it. I had a vision in my head, but communicating that to the art department is always subjective. But they did an awesome job.

      I like a cat named Hobo! Sounds like he hitched a ride with the right family!

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    2. LOL! I love hearing about these names. So funny. I'd have never thought of that name. Very creative!

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  7. Some of the weirdest names I had for pets were "Chops" for a chow dog & "Ripe" for a red hen (amazing that I even played with hens after being spurred, so close to my eye that the doctor couldn't give me an anesthetic when he sewed it up, by a rooster when I was around 2 years old. I still have the scar - just one of several unusual injuries I sustained growing up.)

    I am also a cancer survivor (kidney) - sometimes we take good health for granted, until we no longer have it. I don't know how people without the Lord in their lives - get through difficult times such as cancer.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your book!

    I am a feedburner follower.

    bonnieroof60@yahoo.com

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    1. Wow Bonton, I think your rooster story wins the award for amazing. I didn't even know you COULD play with a rooster! (I'm a city girl at heart.)

      But, scars remind us of where we've been don't they. I don't know much about kidney cancer, but I suppose the surgeries and treatments are much the same. Congratulations on being a survivor! And I'm with you, I don't know how anyone without the Lord copes. Along with the friends and fellowship He gives you to help you through. I'm a 7 year survivor and I'm convinced it is because of all of the people praying for me.

      God Bless You,
      Mary

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    2. Congratulations to both of you as cancer survivors! Love your names. And yes, very unusual!

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  8. My daughter would love this book, it would be great to win it for her.

    I follow by feedburner!

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Like I said earlier, Wendy, I'm always trying to bring readers to the awareness of Regencies! I'd love a whole new generation to pop up with a love for them. I'll be hoping your daughter gets that chance!

      Thanks for commenting!
      In Him,
      Mary

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    2. thanks for coming by and for being a follower.

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  9. I follow this blog by Feedburner.
    I haven't named any pets with unusual names, but my son named his small hamster Harold because of the Harold and the Purple crayon books. He said, "He just looks like a Harold!"
    Beauty in Disguise looks like a great book; it would be fun to win a copy. Thanks for the chance and for the interview with Mary.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. What a riot! The hamster looks like a Harold...of course he does! I'm beginning to think naming my dog John Wayne wasn't so out of the ordinary as I thought!

      Thanks for stopping by today!

      In Him,
      Mary

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    2. How cute that your son thought the hamster looked like a Harold. I wonder where the resemblances were? thanks for coming by and for being a follower.

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  10. This regency sounds terrific! Okay, we adopted a Boxer mix puppy at Easter, and named him Oskar, since i wanted something Germanic sounding. What I didn't think of until just yesterday is that we already have a cat named Felix. And yes, they are an Odd Couple. :)

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    1. LOL! I didn't catch that Kathy. Loved that show!

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  11. Congratulations to Maxie! She won Beauty in Disguise by Mary Moore.

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  12. We never had pets. Too poor and too many children to feed, eight at last count. That was me, the last count. But we did have a cow that I named. You ready for it? Cow. And she was a sweet old Cow that gave us lots of milk and butter, well, the butter wasn't straight out of the cow. I was the official churner of the butter. Now when I go to the store and buy butter I always think of Cow.
    I enjoy Regency books and look forward to this one. Lovely cover. Just glad I don't have to wear the petticoats and corsets that went along with the beautiful gowns.

    Glad you are on this side of the cancer. I'm still in the midst of it. Can be a hard path but easier with the perfect Guide.

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  13. We had a cat named Hitchhiker. He crawled up under our car at my grandparent's house and rode all the way home that way, about 15 miles. We found him the next morning in our garage. He was scared and a little greasy, but completely unharmed!

    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

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  14. Winner was selected by Random number and the winner is Maxi! Congratulations!

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  15. I am so happy to be your winner of this book. I like the cover and think it will be a good story. I didn't have a book by Mary. She is new to me. Again, thanks! Maxie

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  16. I follow your blog by feedburner!

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  17. Before we were missionaries we had several Pyr/Commodore sheep dogs to watch over our flock. Ethel, Margaret, Harry, George, W, Ike, after presidents and wives!

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