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Well, one super nice Canadian author on Faithfully Bookish isn’t nearly enough, I say! We should definitely aim for two in one week! Today’s featured author is new-to-me but her books are on my tbr and I’m looking forward to them! She has a very special price on one of her ebooks below!
About the Author
To keep from freezing in the Great White North, Angela K Couch cuddles under quilts with her laptop. Winning short story contests, being a semi-finalist in ACFW’s Genesis Contest, and a finalist in the International Digital Awards also helped warm her up.
As a passionate believer in Christ, her faith permeates the stories she tells. Her martial arts training, experience with horses, and appreciation for good romance sneak in there, as well. When not writing, she stays fit (and warm) by chasing after three munchkins.
favorite way to celebrate Canada Day
Angela: Canada Day is only a couple days away on the 1st of July! Much like I imagine you mark Independence Day south of the border, we like parades (and the candy thrown to us), BBQs, fireworks, and so forth.
I enjoy to camp and to hang out with family. I do have one confession though…I haven’t watched fireworks for most of the last decade! Being this far north and so close to the summer solstice, they often don’t light up until after 11 pm, and with young kids, we’re off to bed by then.
Beth: I’m curious if y’all have farm implements in your parades or if that’s a small town rural American oddity. The first time we traveled north a few years ago, we were shocked by the LONG days! Blackout curtains must be very popular, I don’t know how y’all could sleep otherwise!
Even way down here in southern Illinois, we had no qualms about missing the 4th of July fireworks when our kids were younger. Our village fireworks were close enough to rattle the windows at our old house but as long as we got the kids to bed before the action started, they’d sleep right through the night! (Forgive my chattiness, I need more interaction with adults this week!)
Angela: I must say, my all-time favorite characters to both write and read are heroes with deep emotional scars. They put on the face of strength and control while they are breaking inside.
Right now I’m writing a character who is suffering from PTSD at the end of the American Revolution. This guy is tugging at my poor heart. I can’t wait to share The Return of the King’s Ranger with everyone!
Beth: You just have to love a character who overcomes adversity!
favorite secondary characters
Angela: I loved Joseph Garnet in The Scarlet Coat. He was the heroine’s brother and played a huge part in that story. He liked to be in control, and wasn’t afraid of breaking his back working, or facing off with the enemy when called to do so.
He might grumble – he’ll probably grumble – when in a situation he doesn’t like, but deep inside has a good heart. His wry sense of humor always made me grin. Loved him so much I had to give him his own story – so he gets book three in my Hearts at War series, The Tory’s Daughter.
Beth: I’m definitely looking forward to meeting Joseph!
But as for all-time favorite fiction…I might have to say Personal Reflections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain. Seriously the best book ever! I laughed myself silly and was so inspired all at the same time.
This book took Mark Twain twelve years to research and write, and he was reported to have said it was his favorite of his own works. Historians have also taken a close look and found it one of the most historically accurate portrayals of Joan of Arc. I highly recommend it!
Beth: I must say, you have such excellent taste! Now I’m intrigued by Mr. Twain’s take on Joan of Arc!
favorite genre & time period
Angela: My favorite genre is historical romance, but as for time period, any era between Colonial and WWII will draw me in, both as a reader and a writer. Regency is great…but so is the Victorian era. And WWII will always hold a special place in my heart. I find it hard to stay in one specific time or place. My readers will start to see more of this, as well.
Beth: When it comes to fiction, I often say, “Variety is the spice of life!”
Tell us about your latest release
Angela: I have loved writing of the American Revolution and Colonial era.
Love comes at a price and Lydia Reynolds refuses to pay it. Better to close her heart to everything and everyone. When her brother-in-law won’t grant her passage to England, where she hopes to hide from her pain, New Englander, Daniel Reid, becomes her only hope—if she can induce him to give her information about the notorious Swamp Fox and his troops.
When the British grow impatient and Daniel evades her questions, Lydia must decide how far to take her charade. The poor man, already gutted by love, hasn’t grown as wise as she. Or so she supposes . . . until the truth is known, the muskets are loaded . . . and it is time to decide where true loyalties lie.
Beth: While I enjoy just about all time periods, this is one that has a special place in my reader heart!
Tell us about your next release & what you’re working on now
The Tory’s Daughter (Hearts at War Book 3) Coming winter, 2017!
Burying his wife is the hardest thing Joseph Garnet has ever done. Then he is called to leave his young son and baby daughter to fight Iroquois raiders. When Joseph tackles one of the marauders trying to steal his horse, the last thing he expects is to end up tussling with a female. The girl is wounded, leaving Joseph little choice but to haul her home to heal—an act that seems all too familiar.
Though Joseph doesn’t appear to remember her, Hannah Cunningham could never forget him. He rode with the mob that forced her two brothers into the Continental Army and drove her family from their home—all because of her father’s loyalties to The Crown. After five years with her mother’s tribe, starvation and the rebels have left her nothing but the driving need to find her brothers.
Compelled by a secret he’s held for far too long, Joseph agrees to help Hannah find what remains of her family. Though she begins to steal into his aching heart, he knows the truth will forever stand between them. Some things cannot be forgiven.
Angela: I am currently writing another Colonial romance for Barbour, but I have expanded into other eras. Also, Her Blue-Eyed Brave is coming out in the next year; an Oregon Trail romance that I am particularly excited about. And I haven’t forgotten about WWII, either.
Beth: Busy, busy, busy!!! These all sound great to me!
Angela: Some might have already read Mail-order Revenge which takes place in the American west. I had a lot of fun putting a twist on this mail-order bride story.
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Elizabeth Landvick knows of one man to blame for her family’s loss of fortune and her parents’ deaths. Now, she will stop at nothing to take her revenge and recover their wealth. Even travel across the country to marry the man’s son.
With his focus his sprawling Arizona ranch, Axel Forsberg has little time for wooing a woman, so when his father finds him a bride from the east, he trusts he won’t regret the convenience. Until horses go missing, barns burn to the ground, a range war begins…and he loses his heart.
Beth: Readers, remember you can download the FREE Kindle app on most devices! Angela, it has been so nice chatting favorites and book news with you today! Thank you for visiting!
Get your copy of Mail-Order Revenge then say hi to Angela K. Couch in the comments! Share a few of your favorite time periods (it’s okay to be like me and like them all!)