Monday, September 24, 2012

Giveaway! Healing Love by Laura V. Hilton!


Welcome back, Laura Hilton! Your titles are always some of my more popular giveaways. Why write Amish?

Why not?  I love everything about the Amish. I love their “simpler”, quieter lifestyle, the peace they exude and it is fun creating contemporary stories about them. Also, my family (maternal) came from the Amish, so I am kind of discovering my roots.

Have you visited Amish country? 

I live in Amish country. There is a small district within miles of my home and I interact with them regularly.  I also go up to the communities in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana on a regular basis. It is interesting seeing the differences.
 
What’s the best part of the creative process for you? 

The discovery. I don’t plot, and so I discover a story just like a reader does.  I mean, I’m not total “seat of the pants” I do have some general idea, at least a paragraph of the story, but getting from point A to point B is a voyage of discovery.

If you could write any other genre, what would it be and why? 

Contemporary romance.  I enjoy all genres but I feel out of my element with some. I don’t think I could write a suspense unless I plotted it all out in advance, and some take a lot of research, more than driving into the Amish community and asking questions. 

Of all the characters you’ve written now for your books, which one did you find the most of yourself hidden within the pages? 

I’m not any of the characters I wrote.  I am quiet and shy, like Becky, in Patchwork Dreams, but I’m also a teacher like Annie (I homeschool), in Promised to Another, strong willed like Shanna, in A Harvest of Hearts, and interested in herbal medicine and midwifery like Kristi in Healing Love.  I had most of my children at home with a midwife.  

Thanks for being with us again. Great to have you!  

Thanks for having me! 

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Laura's book!

Please leave an email adddress! If I draw your name and there is no email, you will not win.
For extra entries:
~Be a follower
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Contest is only open in the U.S. and void where prohibited. Chances of winning are based on the number of entries and winner is draw from a non-biased third party- Random.org. I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items for said prize.

Thanks for coming by to enter! Contest ends on October 5th.
Attn Readers! If you're struggling to leave a comment on my blog, please email your comment entries (in ONE email) and I will submit it for you. But PLEASE only do this after you've failed to leave a comment. My email is: caseym.writer(@)gmail.com 

53 comments:

  1. Would love to read "Healing Love". Count me in.

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  2. I am a follower.

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  3. I am a subscriber

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  4. I love stories about the Amish. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I subscribe via email.

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  5. I would love to win a copy of "Healing Love". I am a fan of Laura's and have read all her Amish fiction books. I know this one is going to be a good read even though I haven't read it yet. Laura is a great author!

    Blessings!
    Judy
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  6. I am a "follower".

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    Judy
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  7. I am a "subscriber".

    Blessings!
    Judy
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  8. I would love to win this book to add to my collection. Thanks for the opportunity to do so.
    Janet
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  9. I like to read Amish stories - so I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance !

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  10. I am a follower.

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  11. I am a subscriber.

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  12. I am both a follower and a subscriber!

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  13. I would love to win this book.

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  14. would love to win thanks

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  15. email subscriber
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  16. gfc follower

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  17. Would love to read one of Laura's books.
    Amy Campbell
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  18. I'm a follower.
    Amy Campbell
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  19. I'm a subscriber.
    Amy Campbell
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  20. I like the fact that your stories aren't all planned out. I love reading Amish novels.

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    I follow.
    I subscribe.

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  21. Amish books are my favorite! Love to win it!
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  22. Email subscriber
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  23. GFC Follower
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  24. Your blog is so nice...
    i want to inform you that a young blogger have copied your header image... (she's got this defect... she always do it...


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  25. I live in Amish Country in PA, so I always love reading the Amish books!

    Doreen
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  26. I have never read an Amish Fiction book by Laura Hilton before. I looked it up and found out that it is Volume One. It would be great for me to start at the beginning of a series! Writing with the storyline planned out is one of the things I didn't like in school. I really think it is best to let the story drive its buggy where it wants to go!!!

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  27. I am an e-mail subscriber.

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  28. I am a follower of your blog.

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  29. I love reading Amish stories!

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  30. I am a subscriber!

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  31. I follow your blog too!

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  32. Hi Laura,
    Thank you for giving me a chance to win your book "Healing Love" i love Amish books, everything is so simple about their lives.If we could only go back to that kind of living! God bless you and have a great week.
    Norma

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  33. Hi Laura,
    Thank you. I love Amish books. I am on twitter. I tried to click i a follower. God bless you.
    n38stanforth@gmail.com

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  34. I'd love to win Healing Love. I'm also a subscriber.
    Thanks. Justmeshf@hotmail.com

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  35. Yes! I want to win this book, please enter me!!! I love the Amish people, and stories about them!

    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a) Chavez

    amada_chavez[AT]yahoo[DOT]com

    John 3:15-16 (Read it, Believe it, and Be Saved!!!)

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  36. Go homeschooling moms! :) If you can't tell I homeschool my children too. :)

    Don't add me to the book drawing. I already own it. Haven't read it yet, but looking forward to it.

    Katy Lee

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  37. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  38. I would love to win this book! I love any Amish book and find the Amish very interesting! makeighleekyleigh@yahoo.com

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  39. I follow via GFC: Mustang Meg makeighleekyleigh@yahoo.com

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  40. I love your books and would love to win a copy. I enjoyed the interview. God bless you both.

    Glenda Parker
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  41. Love Amish fiction.
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  42. I am a subscriber.
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  43. I am a follower.
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  44. Lovely interview.

    I follow via email.

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  45. I love this cover and the book sounds great too! Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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  46. I am a follower on GFC, Wendy Newcomb

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  47. I am an subscriber.

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  48. I would love to win a copy of this book. Lately I have really gotten into reading Amish fiction.

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  49. I'm a subscriber

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  50. I'm a follower

    Blessing,s
    Jo
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  51. Lately I have really gotten into reading Amish fiction and would love to read a copy of this book.

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  52. I would love to win a copy of this book. Lately I have really gotten into reading Amish fiction.

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  53. Your book sounds great! I'm a follower and subscriber. shopgirl152nykiki@yahoo.com

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