Monday, June 9, 2014

The Beaches and Brides Romance Collection with Susan Page Davis ends June 16th

 


Please welcome Susan Page Davis to my blog this week. Susan is giving away a copy of her book Beaches and Brides so be sure to leave a comment to have a chance to win and don't forget to leave your email addy along with letting me know if you are a feedburner follower for an extra entry.

Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth.
I’m in my office, and I’m wearing green shorts and a striped T-shirt and sneakers.

What is the funniest, strangest, or most interesting thing you have learned when doing research? Maybe that in 1915 a German sympathizer tried to bomb a bridge between Maine and New Brunswick, and I’d never heard about in all the 50+ years I lived in Maine. (This was when I was researching a historical book, The Crimson Cipher).

What is something that very few people know about you? I had a stroke when I was 42 years old. I am thankful to say that I have no residual effects.

What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair) I absolutely adore our cat, but I can’t really say I own her.

If you could live in any time period other than the one we live in, past or future, when and where would that be and why? There are lots of times I’d love to visit, but I don’t think I’d want to live there. I’ll keep this one, thanks.

What is the biggest secret you ever kept (of course it can’t be a secret anymore)?
Wow, after thinking about that, I have realized I am still keeping a couple of largish secrets I’ve known for years, and I can’t tell you. Sorry. I’m not sure they even matter anymore, but there it is. Oh, there was that Christmas gift for my brother-in-law that I accidentally blabbed about. Sorry, Steve.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Driving through Manhattan. I was young and foolish. What more can I say? 




The book featured for a giveaway is The Beaches and Brides Romance

Collection, new from Barbour Publishing.

This volume contains five complete historical novels in seaside settings, including my 1820 Maine novel, The Castaway’s Bride. Venture along historic American shorelines, enjoying stories full of adventure, challenge, and romance. In Key West a couple collides over a child’s welfare. In Washington, a captain’s wife guards a secret. In Maine, a castaway returns from the dead. In Georgia, a woman dares to man a lighthouse alone. In Virginia, a wounded soldier recoups at a seaside cottage. Watch as God works through their challenges to bring them safely to a harbor of love.

Other authors in the collection are: Cathy Marie Hake, Lynn A. Coleman, Mary Davis, and Paige Winship Dooly.

I’m giving away a copy of this beautiful book to someone who comments on this post.


Readers, come visit me at my website: www.susanpagedavis.com. I also blog once a month on the Christian Fiction Historical Society. My day is the 23rd of each month. Here’s the link to my latest post there, about legendary lawman Bat Masterson: http://tinyurl.com/lnldluh

Here are links for the book:


B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-beaches-and-brides-romance-collection-cathy-marie-hake/1116927865?ean=9781628361940

CHRISTIAN BOOK.COM:  http://www.christianbook.com/beaches-and-brides-romance-collection/cathy-hake/9781628361940/pd/361943?item_code=WW&netp_id=1172442&event=ESRCG&view=details
 


57 comments:

  1. would love to win. angela in ky angelachesnut246@gmail.com

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  2. Wow great interview! :) I've never read one of these kind or romantic collections, but I've always wanted to and I LOVE the beach so.... :)

    Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)

    amada_chavez{AT}yahoo{DOT}com

    I am a feedburner follower!!! :)

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    1. I love Huntington Beach here. So relaxing. I'm not a big fan of popular beaches though. Thanks for coming by.

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    2. The collections are lots of fun for light reading, Amada. Thanks!

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  3. This is a great tour. I would love to be a winner. Maxie < mac262(at)me(dot)com >

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  4. Susan, I love Barbour's romance collections and the ocean, so this is one I'm really looking forward to. I must say that I'm a little envious that you live in Maine, though. I've lived in the Atlanta area all my life, but would move to New England in a heartbeat if my husband would only go with me! Seriously, I've been blessed to visit Cape Cod and the southern coast of Maine a few times and just love it.

    I loved Debbie's questions and your answers, Susan. I bet it was a little unsettling to discover the attempted bombing of that bridge. Also, I'm a cat person and you're so right, there's no way we own them!

    I don't do Feedburner, but I follow you through Google+, Debbie. And I just realized you're the sweet Debbie who posts about my giveaways! Thanks for an interesting interview and chance to win a copy, Debbie and Susan.
    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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    1. Awe, thanks Carole! I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. I loved Susan's answers too! I had to giggle when she apologized to her brother-in-law.

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    2. Carole, thanks, but I have a confession to make. I spent most of my life in Maine, but about four years ago, after my husband retired, we moved to western Kentucky. I did live in Maine when I wrote this book, though, and did my research there at the Maine Historical Society. Now I am adjusting to the South (though people keep reminding me this is the north of the South). A friend at church brought me a book called The Southern Belle Primer and I had to admit, I needed it.

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  5. Great interview! Please drop my name in the hat! writer_weaverATyahooDOTcom

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  6. I love the novella's, thank you for the chance to win this one, this one sounds great.

    I follow you by feedburner.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Good Luck, Wendy. And thanks for being a feedburner follower.

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    2. Glad you came by, Wendy. The stories in this collection are about 45,000 words each, so a bit longer than most novellas. It's a nice collection with a beautiful cover and some great stories!

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  7. This looks like a great collection. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
    I am a feedburner follower.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

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    1. Hey Susan, thanks for coming by. It does look like a fun collection. Good luck and thanks for following.

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    2. Great to see you here. Now if this rain would blow over and let people get out to the beach...

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  8. Great interview! I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

    thereadergirl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks Rebecca. It was fun reading Susan's answers. Good luck.

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    2. Rebecca, thanks for taking part. Looks like we have a great group of readers here.

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  9. I would love to read The Beaches and Brides Collections. I really enjoy reading the collections of stories written by each author.
    Thanks for the chance to read this book.
    I am also a follower.

    Katie J.
    johnsonk133(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hey Katie, I was excited to have Susan on my blog again. She's an awesome author. Good luck and thanks for following.

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    2. And I'm excited to be in this book with some of my own favorite authors. Cathy, Lynn, Mary, and Paige are all great storytellers. Thanks, Debbie and Katie.

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  10. I love getting to know more about Susan through your post. I've enjoyed reading Susan's books but do not have this one and would love to win it! Thanks for the giveaway.

    seventysevensusieq[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. So good to see so many people dropping in to say they love Susan's books! I'm glad you are one of them. :o) Good luck!

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    2. Thanks, Susieq! If people are wondering, my story in this collection (The Castaway's Bride) did appear as a standalone book and also in the Maine Brides collection. I'm honored that it was also selected for Beaches and Brides.

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  11. I recently read Christmas Mail-Order Brides, and enjoyed it very much. I'm looking forward to reading another of Susan' books.

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    1. Another Susan fan! Yay! Thanks for coming by and saying hello, Carol. Be sure to leave your email address in case you win!

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    2. Oh, thanks, Carol! That collection was a lot of fun. I had the final novella, about the matchmaker who arranged the mail-order matches.

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  12. Love the looks of the front cover, it sounds like a book to read while on vacation, please enter me
    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hey Karen, Or a book to read when you WISH you were on vacation and can't be. ;o) Good luck!

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    2. I like the way you gals think! Thanks, Karen.

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  13. I'm a follower, and I would love to read this book from Susan.
    bcrug(at)myfairpoint.(dot)net

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    1. Thanks for following, Connie. Good luck.

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    2. Glad to see you here, Connie. At the risk of being obvious, I love historical novels too!

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  14. I am a follower and would love to win this book for our church library readers.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Good morning, Janet. That would be cool if you won and Susan's book would be available to many more readers. Good luck and thanks for being a follower.

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    2. I always love to hear about it when readers like a book so much they pass it on to their library.

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  15. I hadn't heard of this book until reading this post! I love these authors.
    bookwormgal2011 at yahoo dot com

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    1. I'm so glad you came upon this post then! Some great authors in this collection. Good luck!

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    2. Glad you saw it, Michelle. The book is brand new--I got my author copies a couple of weeks ago.

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  16. I'll read anything by Susan Page Davis! Enter me to win this one, please. See you at the MCFW conference, Susan. :)

    recmac (at) roadrunner dot com

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  17. That's quite an endorsement, Marti! Thanks! I'll be there with bells on Sept. 19-20.

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  18. Great authors all together. Would love to win this one!

    Doreen
    priviesandprims[at] yahoo [dot] com

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  19. Hi Debbie and Susan ! Loved the post and I always look forward to reading Susan's books !
    Congratulations on your new book.
    I follow and subscribe to this blog. ( One of my favorites!)
    mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Jackie! Thanks for your kind words.

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  20. This looks like a book that I would enjoy! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com
    And I'm a feedburner follower too.

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  21. Thanks, Hannah! Great to see you here on Debbielynn's blog.

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  22. Sounds like a wonderful book...
    God bless u
    Chris
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet
    feedburner follower too

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  23. Perfect combination : beaches plus brides. Sounds like a great book. I love novellas because I don't always have time to read a long novel but I do have time for a novella!!,

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    1. I like to pick up something short and light at times too, Tonja. Thanks for taking part.

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