Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Love's Guiding Light by Andrea Boesharr


I am pleased to have Andrea Boesharr on Hope Splashes today, talking about her newest novel, Love's Guiding Light. 

Jeanette: What genre(s) do you write and why?

Andrea: I write Christian Romance (both historical and contemporary) & Women’s Fiction. I love romance. Relationships intrigue me. God’s workings in the lives of His people are enthralling. Best of all, I know they are real. That’s why I just have to write about them. I want to give others the same hope and encouragement that I’ve found in Jesus Christ.


J: What inspired your idea for Love’sGuiding Light?

A: About a decade ago, I wrote a novella that was included in several multi-author collections. When the copyrights reverted to me, I decided to rework the novella and add scenes because I dearly loved the story, but I realized I could fill it out, develop the characters, and make it better as a longer story. And I believe, by the grace of God, that I did.

J: What is the setting of this novel?
Notrh Point Light as it stands today
A: Milwaukee’s North Point Light. When I first researched it, the Coastguard owned the lighthouse and cottage, and both were in sorry need of repair. Sadly, my request to tour the place was denied  because they couldn’t guarantee my safety. So I imagined what the old cottage might have looked like. In the process, I fell in love with the lighthouse and called it “my lighthouse.”

Amanda Lewis is about to lose the only home she's ever known--the cottage at the North Point Light in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her mother had received the commission to operate the lighthouse, but tragedy rips away that commission.

Captain Ezra Danfield is new to the city. He plans to give his daughter stability, which includes a home and proper schooling. But a violent storm on Lake Michigan threatens their lives on the night of their arrival, and it’s Amanda Lewis, operating the North Point Light, who guides them safely into Milwaukee's harbor. Ezra makes a point to thank her, and when she asks for his help, he cannot refuse.

However, Amanda has a few cockamamie ideas that could ruin her life, so Ezra must put a stop to them--even if it means shedding light on the darkest recesses of his heart.
Buy the book here: https://amzn.to/2QCEUXS


J: Thanks for joining us today, Andrea. I ordered Love’s Guiding Light for my kindle and I look forward to reading it! And the cover is lovely too!

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 Do you read novels, non-fiction, or both? 

How many books do you read at at time? 


1 comment:

  1. Jeanette: I try to read both. I am awaiting the arrival of a novel I won in a book giveaway. If I try to read more than two books at a time, I run the risk of losing interest. I need to find the non-fiction book I started some time ago and finish it. Most of this year, I read non-fiction.

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