The author discusses her 3-in-1 romance collection
Kentucky Weddings (Romancing America): Three eligible bachelors become the unlikely answer to prayer for three women with big dreams.
Q:Your ‘Romancing America’ book
started out as separate titles for the Heartsong Presents readers. Tell us how
the individual novels are linked together into a larger picture.
Kentucky Weddings is about three siblings in a large
The books show the connections between friends and siblings and
the faith struggles each have as they deal with the things
them. Each individual book had its own story to tell, with the connection being the characters and themes of each story.
was your inspiration for the original series?
The series came about as a result of my friend who lives in
Kentucky. She told me to propose a Kentucky series and she’d
research the area. I flew into Louisville to visit her and
her husband and
they showed me their Kentucky. I decided I wanted a
and Paris, Kentucky became the perfect locale.
Q: How does your faith influence
I give God complete credit for my success. I wrote for
twenty years before I
sold my first book. I wrote secular books and had positive
always got rejected. In 1991, I lost my parents and in 1992,
I was diagnosed
with cancer. When I chose to give my life over to God, that
writing. I prayed and told God He’d need to give me a market
intended for me to keep writing. Within days I received a
card packet with
a mailer for Heartsong Presents. I became a club member and
wanted to write for this publisher. I submitted and sold my
twenty years to the month of my first rejection.
Q: What do you most hope readers get
out of your fiction?
I want every reader to know God loves us just as we are, and that they
reach out to Him in their time of need.