Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Giveaway for Ruth Axtell Morren's A GENTLEMAN'S HOMECOMING

Welcome Ruth Axtell Morren to my blog! I'm happy to have her here this week. Leave a comment and be entered to win Ruth's new release, A Gentleman's Homecoming.

Ruth Axtell Morren has published 12 romances with Steeple Hill/Love Inspired Books and has recently signed a contract with Revell for two regency romances. She was a Golden Heart finalist in 1994. Her second published book, Wild Rose, was a Booklist “Top Ten Christian Fiction” selection in 2005. She has been a member of ACFW and RWA for several years. She studied comparative literature at Smith College and has lived in both Europe and the U.S. Currently, she lives in Maine.

Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth. I’m sitting at my desk in my home office which overlooks the front of my house, i.e., driveway and forest across the street. I’m wearing jeans, a turtleneck and pullover (dressed in layers in this chilly weather).

Describe physically your ideal hero? Dark—ie, dark-haired, regardless of color eyes. Slim, wiry build (muscular yet not bulky).

In your opinion what makes an ideal heroine? A woman who can see through the hero: that is to say, beyond all his bravado or charm and see the real him. And make him realize that is what he really wants, a woman who knows and accepts (and loves) the real him.

Writing is evolving. Would you say that the evolution of it is good? Absolutely, especially as one’s inner editor evolves.

If you could have written any piece of literature in history, be it books, speech, poetry, what piece would you want to say Written By Ruth Axtell Morren Probably Psalm 139: O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. That opening gets me every time!

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

What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair)? Besides a Bible (and I don’t have a favorite one at this point), I don’t know…everything is pretty replaceable.

It’s been six years since Luke Travis has seen his native England…and his son, Sam. But his hopes for a joyful reunion are shattered when he learns that Sam wants nothing to do with him. There’s one ray of hope—Luke’s former sister-in-law, Bobbie Gardner.

The kindhearted woman has been a mother to Sam for all these years, and she promised to help mend the breach between father and son. But can Luke trust another Gardner? His wife betrayed and abandoned him, and his father-in-law took his son away. Bobbie must prove to him that she is not her sister, or her father, but a woman who is all that Luke could wish for in a wife.

Congratulations Cindi! Winner of Love Finds You in Tombstone, AZ.

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, April 4th. Offer void where prohibited. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants.


  1. Sounds like a very good book. Enjoyed the interview.

  2. Another delightful historical romance book!
    The cover is lovely and who doesn't love to
    read a new release by an author?!
    Many thanks, Cindi

  3. Looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Kari in Oregon
    kari_linder at hotmail dot com

  4. I love reading author interviews, thanks for sharing!

    I love your description of the idea heroine :)

    Christi Corbett
    christicorbett at gmail dot com

  5. Sounds like a good book! Hope I win! :)

    iwant2save26 at gmail dotcom

  6. Your ideal hero sounds just like my image! :-) Sounds like a great book, can't wait to read it! Thanks for the chance to win!


  7. I almost bought this at the store but didn't want to spend any money! I'd love to read it!

    leanniegehrke at hotmail dot com

  8. I would love to read this book.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  9. This was an insightful and satisfyingly different interview with the author. Thank you for that. Many of the interviews seem so canned lately.

    I would be so interested to receive this book. There was a very similar situation going on in my family history. It was a heartbreaking circumstance that was never fully resolved. But for God's intervention, I don't think my poor grandmother's heart would ever have survived it.

    I hope I'm able to win this giveaway and to write the author after I've read the book. I'm a professional editor and reviewer.


    email: thebookishdame@aol.com

  10. I have almost all of Ruth's books and I really enjoy her as an author. I would love to win this book. Please enter me. Carman sent me.


  11. This book sounds like quite a interesting book. Another new to me author whose books I would love to read. Thanks for the opportunity to enter me in the giveaway.


  12. Looks exciting.

    Jodie Wolfe

  13. thanks Debbie and Ruth!

    Being March it's hard to tell if we will need those layers or will be opening all the windows to cool off.

    Ruth, I chose that same Psalm for a post tomorrow about prayer...it's amazing, isn't it?
    I'd love to be in the drawing. Thanks for the chance--

    debraemarvin (at) yahoo

  14. Love the love stories and this sounds like a good one!

    Carman sent me over~

    priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

  15. So nice to get to know Ruth a little more through this interview. I love that verse in Psalms too, Ruth. Amazing to think of how He knows us to the depths of our being. I'll throw my name in the draw. christine dot d dot schmidtke at g dot mail dot com or christine.d.schmidtke@gmail.com

  16. Ooooh, Ruth describes my very, VERY favorite kind of hero. I'd love to read this book.

    DeAnna Julie Dodson

  17. I always love learning more about our favorite authors in blog interviews. Thanks for bringing Ruth here! I'm reading The Gentleman's Homecoming now and enjoying it very much, as always with Ruth's novels. I love how rich and interesting the details are.

  18. Hey, I just read A Gentleman's Homecoming a couple weeks ago, and it was great. Whoever wins will enjoy the copy (I don't need to be entered, Debbie Lynne).

    It's neat to see what Ruth likes in a heroine. I'll have to remember that . . .

  19. This sounds like a wonderful book! And thanks for the wonderful interview....

  20. One way or another, I'll get my hands on this book! I'm a huge fan of Ruth Axtell Morren's! Can't wait to read this one. Ruth is so talented at writing romance! She makes you want the two to get together, and she writes such believable emotion! I love it.

  21. I would like to read this book and see how Bobbie's character influences Luke and his son.
    You are a new author to me. I would be blessed to win.

    Chris Ann
    treehouse.queen18(at) (yahoodotcom)

  22. a great posting...thanks for the chance to read this wonderful story :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  23. Carmen sent me. Great post, sounds like an awesome book.


  24. This sounds like a great book!
    Please enter me in the drawing.
    teaching by writing at yahoo dot com

  25. please enter me this book sounds good thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  26. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    atouchofheaven2010 at gmail dot com

    Mary B.

  27. I love these kinds of books and would love to win it. Thanks for the chance!

    Molly AT reviewsbymolly DOT com

  28. My mom and I love to read Love Inspired books.


  29. Looks like my kind of book! I'll have to put it on my wishlist.



  30. I love reading the comments, my favorite was Amy's when someone says I have all of her books I know the Author is a winner! I would love to read and win your book and become a devoted fan like Amy.

    Glenda Alexander
    gka444 (at) gmail (dot) com

  31. Would love a chance to win Ruth's book. Thank you! PS - Carman sent me!

  32. This book has such a lovely cover, it makes me want to read the book. I would love to win it.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity and for the interview.


  33. A GENTLEMAN'S HOMECOMING excerpt certainly makes me want to read the whole book! Thank you for giving us the chance to win a copy! And thanks to Carman for her Christian Book Giveaway blog!

  34. Would love the opportunity to win this book. Please enter me and thank you for the opportunity. Carman sent me.

    Carrie A. Larks

  35. Please enter me to win this great book.
    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

  36. Just found this blog...would like to win this book. thanks for the interview and chance!