"This is a book from the unprecedented 50 book mail-order bride series"
So my first question is this:
1. What is the "50 book mail-order bride series"? As in tell us all about it and how you found them or if they found you, etc.
2. What made you decide to write this book?
Right away, when I was asked to join, I knew I wanted to write an Ohio bride and her name would be Isabella, after my paternal grandmother. I was born in Columbus Ohio and raised in Springfield. Once I knew I could honor my home state and my grandmother I leapt at the chance. My grandmother’s parents came to American from Sweden, so Isabella in the book is a recent immigrant from Sweden and you’ll find Swedish touches throughout the book. I tried to write a story my grandmother would have enjoyed, with dangers and excitement for the heroine. Grandmother Isabella would have wanted an exciting book rather than a quiet one. This is the first mail-order bride story I have written so that was a challenge too. It was also one of the first books my writing partner, Robert Arrow and I wrote together so we were learning how we work together, our process and coordinating time to work on the project together. It is also the first new book put out by Belo Dia Publishing, which is my small press where I have been busy bringing out books from my backlist.
3. How long did it take you to write this book?
4. How come you have an Authors note and had to change your characters? What was the issue or problem?
5. Your title has "Ohio" in it. Why? Are you from there? AND are trying to help put that great state on the map?
6. Do you have any photos of your characters or descriptions, or just the cover art?
7. What are your hobbies?
8. Have you ever met any other writers / authors?
I have met hundreds of authors/authors at the writer’s events I’ve attended and I love meeting my readers.
9. How long have you been writing?
10. What is your favorite book- even as a child?
11. Please provide for us the links to your work and your social media sites:
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Thank you for this interview and for reviewing Isabella, Bride of Ohio. These were good questions and I enjoyed answering them. I love to hear form my readers. Readers can find me online and if signed up for my newsletter can win prizes.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is from the unprecedented 50-book American Mail-Order Bride Series and is labeled and book # 17.
Isabella is from Sweden, and she has lost her parents , and even a job where she had been working, because the factory had burnt down.
She had decided to become a mail-order bride, hoping maybe this was something she may be successful at. In doing so, she finds the handsome Donald Jenks, and he is wealthy.
The problem here, one of my favorites. We all know- trouble always comes in threes. And the three in this case-is going to be the number in the way of her happiness.
But now that Isabella thinks she has perfection, she has to have it. She doesn’t want to let anything ruin her chances at having it, and having the perfect dream.
Unfortunately, Isabella ends up being a victim on a train. Tom is the agent investigating her disappearance. Worried to death , all Isabella can think about is Donald and having their beautiful wedding and her happily ever after.
This is why I mention threes. Isabella’s disappearance is her third straw with bad luck. Will she be found? Where is she, why was she taken? And will she get her happily ever after?
To get these answers and more, you must read this five star book: “Isabella Bride from Ohio” and find out for yourself. This book is romantic, and enchanting, and will pull at your heart strings. You too will want to help Isabella and Donald, and even Agent Tom find her.
I even glanced at the other “Mail-Order Bride Series” books, and these books are very detailed and interesting. I think it is a totally clever idea to represent our fifty states like this! Kudos to whoever thought of this!
By the way, I met Debra in one of the Facebook parties, and I wanted to review this book, because I am originally from Ohio. That however, did not prejudice my review in any way shape or form.
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