Greetings from snowy Colorado where we are caught between fall and winter. Davalynn Spencer here, and I’m happy to introduce author Lena Nelson Dooley who is sharing about her featured book, A Heart’s Gift, Book 1 in her Love’s Road Home series.
Welcome, Lena. Can you give us an overview of A Heart’s Gift?
Franklin desires an heir but cannot trust his heart to another woman. Lorinda needs to provide for her infant son. A marriage of convenience is the perfect answer until two people from Franklin’s past endanger Lorinda. How can he save her? How will this affect their arrangement?
Especially for You: Unexpected Blessings from God by Lena Nelson Dooley
My latest novel, A Heart’s Gift, became a finalist in the Faith, Hope, and Love Readers Choice Award in the Long Historical category. I had entered that contest, formerly the Inspirational Christian Readers Choice award, several times, but I never finaled before. I praised the Lord for giving me this special gift. Anytime I win an award, I know it comes from Him. I didn’t expect to win, because the other two books finalists were from Bethany Publishing. Most Christian fiction writers want to be published by Bethany. And my book is an agent-assisted independently published book.
I knew the week of the Romance Writers of America national conference would be in late July. I didn’t check to see what days. I guess I assumed it would be like the American Christian Fiction Writers conference, Thursday through Sunday.
On Thursday morning of that week, I received a call from the contest coordinator. When I heard who it was, I had the quick thought. She must need to ask me a question.
Then she said, “I don’t know if you’ve heard about the winners from last night.”
I felt like a bell went off in my head and this thought chased it. They don’t call the losers.
Quickly, I asked her, “You’re not calling me to tell me I won, are you?”
She assured me she was, and I burst out crying. The rest of that day, I was either laughing or crying. Another very special blessing from God.
We’ve put both the print edition and the Kindle edition of the book on a special sale until September 1.
Greetings from Sarah Sundin in blistering hot California! Today I have the joy of chatting with multi-published novelist Lena Nelson Dooley. Lena is well known in the Christian writing world for how she gives back to writers through mentoring and through her excellent blog. I know you’ll enjoy our chat today!
Lena, welcome! Please tell us about your novel, A Heart’s Gift.
Because of an earlier betrayal, Franklin vows never to open his heart to another woman. But he desires an heir. Lorinda promises herself she will never allow a man to control her again. How can she provide for her infant son? A marriage of convenience seems perfect until two people from Franklin’s past endanger Lorinda.