I'm happy to introduce another wonderful book called,
A Hope Remembered
by Stacy Henrie
After his brother's death in the war and his own experiences as a pilot at the front, Colin returns home broken, only to discover his family's estate is also in ruin. The pressure is now on him to save his home and the Ashbys' place in society with a well-bred match to a wealthy heiress. Too bad he finds more of a kindred spirit in Nora, the beautiful American next door. She, too, has faced the rigors of war and survived. Now the ex-soldier will have one more battle to fight--this time for love.
I’ve been fascinated by history ever since I was a kid. I loved going to museums, exploring ghost towns, and reading about life in the past. One of the very first stories I began writing as a kid – but unfortunately didn’t finish – was set in the 1930’s.
I’ve also been a die-hard romantic for a long, long time. Give me a little romance in a book or movie and I’m a happy girl. J Naturally, when I started writing novels around the time my oldest son was born, I began with a historical romance idea I had while traveling to England before I was married.
While that story was and will remain more practice than anything, writing it helped me discover how much I enjoyed writing novels, especially historical romance novels. Over the next eight years, I learned a lot about writing historical romances. But it wasn’t until I discovered a Christian fiction contemporary romance at the library that I found my true writing niche.
I happened onto a book by Siri Mitchell and was pleasantly surprised to find non-denominational references to God, prayer, and church attendance throughout the story. I loved this author’s style, and when I learned she’d moved from writing contemporary to writing historical, I realized THAT was what I wanted to write—inspirational (or Christian) historical romance. It was the perfect combination of three things I love: history, romance and faith.
In 2012 I entered a writing contest hosted by Love Inspired Historical (a clean romance line from Harlequin) and that eventually led to the publication of my debut novel LADY OUTLAW, an inspirational western set in my home state of Utah. In the meantime, I had an idea for a WWI series, which my agent pitched to Grand Central Forever. They’d been publishing romance for years but were interested in trying their hand at inspirational romance. That was the beginning of the Of Love and War series.
The first book HOPE AT DAWN released with Grand Central last summer, followed by HOPE RISING in December, and A HOPE REMEMBERED last month. Each book deals with a different aspect and setting of the First World War.
Now I can’t imagine my life without writing! It’s been such a joy to bring clean, faith-based fiction full of history and romance to readers, and that’s what I plan to keep doing.
Book 2: Hope Rising
One of my readers will win a signed copy of A HOPE REMEMBERED.
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