Monday, July 21, 2014

Love Finds Faith by Martha Rogers ends 7/28 #bookgiveaway



Martha is giveaway a copy of her new release Love Finds Faith. Ask Martha a question to be entered to win.

The character of Hannah Grace Dyer is loosely based on my great-grandmother’s younger sister. She didn’t have a birth defect, but I gave her one to give an added dimension to her character. I hope you enjoy getting to know Hannah Grace.

Interview with Hannah Grace Dyer:

1. How would you describe yourself to others, Hannah Grace? Well, my hair has enough red in it for me to admit I do have the temperament most often associated with those of that hair color. I also have a handicap in that one of my legs is three inches shorter than the other one.

2. How do you want others to see you? As a loving and caring nurse who doesn’t let her handicap keep her from doing her job.

3. What is the most interesting thing about you? I am a gifted pianist as well as a nurse. I’ve been playing the piano since I was a young girl in Louisiana.

4. What things are of most importance to you? God is the most important thing in my life with my family next.

5. What type of man do you want to marry, or do you want to marry at all? Oh, yes, I would love to marry and have a family someday, but because of my handicap, most men turn away in pity. The man I marry must accept me for myself, handicap, temper and all. He must also be a strong Christian, and a man who has goals in life.

6. Have you met a man with those characteristics? Not really. I do care a lot for Micah Gordon. He’s as handsome as they come, but he’s also stubborn as a mule. Right now God isn’t much of a part of his life, but with the way things are going in his life, that’s bound to change.

7. How do face disappointments in your life? With prayer and sometimes a lot of crying and stomping my foot in anger.

8. What type of things do you like to do for fun or entertainment? Play the piano, attend church activities, and do things with my nieces and nephews.

9. Do you have any hobbies or special skills? I already mentioned the piano, but I also like to write. The ability to take care of patients with all types of illnesses and ailments also takes a special skill, and I like to believe I have them.

10. What is your main goal in life? What do you hope to accomplish? My main goal in life is to be the person God wants me to be, and the best nurse my brother-in-law could have. God gave me this handicap for a reason, and I’m still waiting for Him to show me what else He wants me to do with my life.



More about Martha:


Martha Rogers is a free-lance writer and the author of the Winds Across the Prairie and Seasons of the Heart series as well as the novella, Key to Her Heart in River Walk Christmas and Not on the Menu in Sugar and Grits. Love Stays True and Love Finds Faith, the first and second books in her third series, The Homeward Journey, are now available. She was named Writer of the Year at the Texas Christian Writers Conference in 2009 and is a member of ACFW and writes the weekly Verse of the Week for the ACFW Loop. In addition to fiction, Martha has contributed to compilations by Wayne Holmes, Debra White-Smith and Karen O’ Connor as well as various devotion books. Martha is a frequent speaker for writing workshops and the Texas Christian Writers Conference. She is a retired teacher and lives in Houston with her husband, Rex. Their favorite pastime is spending time with their nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. 

Hannah Dyer has just moved to Texas to help her brother-in-law in his medical practice. Despite her handicap of having one leg much shorter than the other, she is a great nurse whose skills help make the practice the most successful in the area.

When Micah Gordon returns home after some shady escapades, his father hopes he will settle down to ranch life. Hannah is smitten by his good looks and roguish ways, but because of her leg, she has no hopes of attracting his attention.

After Micah suffers a tragic loss, he loses his faith and almost loses his ranch. Can Hannah’s care and staunch faith help him on the road to recovery with a new hope, new faith, and a new love?

28 comments:

  1. do you have any nursing training?

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    1. Oddly enough, yes. I started nurses training at Baylor but dropped out and changed my major during my junior year for health reasons. Still remember a lot of what I learned in those days.

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  2. I see you are a retired teacher. Did your teaching make you want to become a writer and what did you teach?
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  3. When did you realize that you wanted to be a writer ?

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I'll answer you and Ruby at the same time. My love of stories goes back to my childhood. I scribbled on the page as I told my mother the story. Later I made up stories for my dolls and paper dolls. I ended up teaching English because of my love and reading and writing. I made better grades in many a class in college where I minored in English because of the essay portions on exams. I wrote my first novel as a freshman at Baylor University.

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  4. So what do you like to do for entertainment? All your books look awesome Martha!!!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway and God Bless you!!!
    Sarah Richmond
    sarahrichmond.12@gmail.com
    North Carolina

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    1. Well, I like to read, but for fun we play dominoes once a month with friends and have a potluck supper at someone's house. We've been with the same group of friends playing for at least 35 years. One of our group passed away last week. At my age, that's beginning to happen more often. I do have a few favorite TV shows for entertainment too. I love Castle.

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  5. Hi Martha. Hope you are having a good summer so far. I see you have a new series. Sounds like a good one. The covers are pretty. I'm still missing some on the first two series. I would love to know if you plan to have a book signing around this area of House anytime soon. Would love to meet you. And how long does it usually take to write a book and get it published. I would love to win your book. Thanks for a chance. > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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    1. I don't have any book signings planned, but I will be speaking at the Texas Christian Writers Conference in Houston on August 2 and will be signing books there. I can write a book in a few months and usually spend more time editing and revising. Most of my books have been written in four to six months not including the edition after it's turned in.

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  6. What in particular do you like to convey with your characters, or does each book have a certain message that's different?

    bcrug(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

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    1. Connie, all of my books are centered around the theme of reconciliation and reunion. Either my characters are reconciling with each other or with God and sometimes both. I want to touch my readers' hearts and help them see how God works in our lives.

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  7. Does your writing influence your travel, or vice versa?

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  8. My travels have been more of an influence on my writing than anything else. A genealogy trip to Louisiana gave me the background for this new series. The first book is set in St. Francisville LA. I was also inspired to write my first series because we traveled to Oklahoma so often to visit our youngest son and his family. Those stops at the Tourist Information center really whetted my appetite to write a story about Oklahoma history.

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  9. Thanks, everyone for stopping by today. You had some great questions.

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  10. We have your books in the church library. Check out our webpage when you get a chance. www.churchatthemall.com/library
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I will do that, Janet. I love it when I find my books in church libraries.

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  11. I enjoyed this character interview and look forward to reading LOVE FINDS FAITH! What is your favorite part of the writing process, Martha?

    I am a new blog follower.
    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Britney, my favorite part is the editing and revision. Getting that story on paper is like pulling teeth for me, but once it's all down, I like to go back and add and strengthen and revise and even add. It makes the story stronger and gives it more layers and depth. .

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  12. Great interview, Martha! My question to you is......As you sit to write, do the words flow easily or is it a painstaking chore until you reach a certain point in your story!

    I am a follower!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  13. Good question, Melanie. If I write a synopsis, the words and scenes come quickly. The first chapters usually aren't as difficult. It's the middle that begins to sag and I start trying to think of more things to happen. Once I get past the middle, then it's full sail to the end.

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  14. Thanks, Debbie for having me as a guest this week. They've asked some good questions. Wish I could send a book to everyone.

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  15. Martha, How hard is it to create the different characters and their personalities in your books?
    Carrie, I follow your blog
    Thank You
    mcnuttjem0(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. As old as I am and with as many different people I've been around, it's not too hard to come up with character personalities. Many of my older women characters have traits from my mother and from me. The older men are like my grandparents and my parents. It's really fun to come up with different personality traits.

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  16. OPS ! So sorry Debbie for calling you Carrie ! One of my senior moments!!

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    1. LOL! That's okay. Carrie is a dear friend of mine.

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  17. Wondering, Martha, what input you have in your book covers [or if you're allowed any!]

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    1. They send me a copy of the picture and ask if I have suggestions or changes. The suggestions I've given them for changes to fit more with the story were taken and the covers changed. I've had no problems with them and have loved what Charisma has done.

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