My guest today is Love Inspired Historical author Mary Moore who guested last year with her award-winning first romance, The Aristocrat’s Lady. Today I’m going to ask her two questions and then she will offer a chance to win her latest book, Beauty in Disguise. Here’s the interview.
Tell us a little about your writing and your real life.
My real life is made up of my husband, Craig, and our lab, Darcy. We live in southwestern VA, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s beautiful in every season! My husband retired from the Veterans hospital last year and I recently left my part-time job so we could enjoy retirement together and, hopefully, have more time to devote to writing. We’re very active in our church and we have tons of family all over the US.
I’ve been writing for almost 20 years, but being an author still feels very new! I became a Regency fanatic almost 40 years, and I feel so blessed to be able write and sell my own. I’m so thankful to my family and their support, and God led me to the greatest agent, Jenni Burke. She’s really helped me to hone my work and to find a good home for it. My goal is to be able to make writing a ministry and my favorite thing is to hear from readers who tell me a book has touched their life in some way.
Was there a time in your life when you think God challenged you to become stronger? Please share.
I’ve talked, of course, about being a breast cancer survivor, but I had another serious struggle with my health many years before that. Actually, it was a combination of things but basically it took two years to diagnose that I had Lupus. In The Aristocrat’s Lady, I drew Lady Nicole’s struggle with doctors from that experience. Feeling so badly and not being able to figure out how to treat the symptoms for so long was really, really hard. You wouldn’t believe what a compassionate husband I have. When diagnosed with cancer, we could immediately see that God had used that time to prepare us for the even bigger battle we would face. But He got us through both of them!:–Mary
Mary’s latest release
To purchase, click here. Beauty in Disguise (Love Inspired Historical)
After her scandalous first Season, Lady Kathryn needs a new beginning. Concealing her stunning hair and sapphire eyes beneath a dowdy façade, she’s grateful to earn her keep as companion, Kate Montgomery. Until she comes face-to-face with her past in Lord Dalton, the only man she has ever loved.
The debutante Dalton fell in love with years ago was beautiful beyond compare. The gentle, mysterious young woman he encounters at a country house has qualities he now values more highly-until he learns of her deception. Kate has broken his heart not once, but twice.
Can faith help him see that love, like true beauty, always comes to light?
To enter the drawing for a chance to win this book, please share a few words of hope for those who are struggling with pain or illness today. You can offer the scripture you cling to in times of trouble also.
Here’s mine: God is never far from us. His strenght is always available for us. –Lyn
LAST WEEK’S WINNER OF DEBRA ULLRICK’S COLORADO COURTSHIP IS Sandy Nadeau!