Thursday, July 4, 2019

Louise Gouge's Secret PLUS 2 GIVEAWAYS!


Please welcome my friend and wonderful author, Louise Gouge to my blog. Her and Laurie Kingery have new LIH releases and will be sharing fun posts this week. If you missed Laurie's be sure to scroll on down past Louise's! They will each be giving away a copy of their book. Be sure to read on down to see how to enter. And be sure to comment on both posts for more chances of winning! 

I loved reading all of the comments about cowboys you all have written in response to Laurie Kingery’s post (below). I’ll tell you a secret. Because of Laurie’s wonderful story, The Outlaw’s Lady, I began writing westerns for Love Inspired Historical! But that was a little later, after LIH published my Revolutionary War and Regency books.
 
My first LIH story was Love Thine Enemy. As a lover of my country’s history, I have always appreciated the sacrifices made by the Patriots in the thirteen colonies that broke away from England. When I was searching for an idea to write for LIH, I learned that there actually were more than thirteen English colonies. As it turns out, East Florida was a refuge for those pesky Loyalists who fled the war. So, our LIH stories being, well, love inspired, and love stories needing conflict, I thought the perfect romance should be between a Loyalist and a Patriot. Then I created an interesting supporting cast of characters, and fun and excitement ensued.
 
Here’s the story: The tropics of colonial Florida are far removed from America’s Revolution. Still, Rachel Folger’s loyalties remain with Boston’s patriots. Handsome plantation owner Frederick Moberly’s faithfulness to the Crown is as certain as his admiration for Rachel—but for the sake of harmony, he’ll keep his sympathies hidden. After all, the war is too far distant to truly touch them...isn’t it? A betrayal of Rachel’s trust divides the pair, leaving Frederick to question the true meaning of faith in God and in country. Inspired by Rachel to see life, liberty, and love through His eyes, Frederick must harness his faith and courage to claim the woman he loves before war tears them apart.

GIVEAWAY: Ask Louise a question or tell her who you'd think you would be if you lived during the Revolutionary War. Would you be loyal to the Crown or would you be loyal to the new country?

14 comments:

  1. Definitely loyal to the new country! I love living in America & I'm thankful for all those brave souls who fought to make her the country she is! HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!! rw620 AT aol DOT com

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  2. I think I would be loyal to the new country.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. Me, too, Robin. It took so much courage to fight the mighty British, but I am so thankful our forefathers and foremothers did it. And of course today’s Brits are glad too. LOL!

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    2. Oops. Wendy, I guess we never know until we’re tested, but I like to think I would have been a Patriot

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  3. I would be loyal to my new country.

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  4. I believe I would be loyal to my new country!

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  5. Welcome to the ranks of Patriots, Betti!

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  6. Oh that is a difficult question because it depends on so many factors. I think I would be loyal to the new country due to the taxes issue, unfairness of the crown, etc.

    Happy Reading, Happy 4th!
    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. I’m so glad you know your history, Amada! I agree.

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  7. I would be loyal to my new country. I’m a patriot at heart.

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  8. I hope would be loyal to the new country but that took very courageous people. I am thankful to be an American! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  9. Lucy and Joan, I thankful for being an American too!

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  10. I would be a Loyalist to my new country and freedom. Rachel's and Frederick's story will be a wonderful story to read with him learning to place faith in God and country. Thank you for sharing and the giveaway.
    marilynridgway78[at]gmail[dot]com

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