Hearts on the Road – December Giveaway

This month I’m very excited to have Diana Lesire Brandmeyer as my featured author. 

Diana was gracious enough to interview with me.  You can learn more about Diana at her website: http://www.pencildancer.com/

I am also giving away a copy of Diana’s book “Hearts on the Road” entry information is available after the interview. 

Enjoy!

When you reach heaven, other than Jesus, what Biblical character are you most looking forward to meeting and why?
I’d really like to meet the woman who modeled for the Proverbs 31 chapter. I know she isn’t real, or is she?
 
What would be the first question you would like to ask him/her?
I’d like to ask her how did she achieve so much and how was she able to get others to do her bidding so her day would go well. I’ve spent years with that chapter printed and posted on my fridge. I took it down two years ago, my kids were out of the house and I bought a new fridge. I meant to put up a fresh copy but never did.
 
When you were a little girl what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a roller derby girl, but my dad discouraged me. Then I found Harriet the Spy at the library and knew I wanted to be a writer.
 
Is there one character in this book that you relate to more than the others?
Randi, many times in my life I’ve felt that abandonment she felt and like her I finally accepted I was not, God has been there always for me.
 
We see a lot of advice out there for writers, but what advice would you give someone like me, who enjoys reading and writing reviews on a book?
First, writers love people like you! Without reviewers and readers our purpose would cease to exist. It also helps writers if you use twitter and facebook to tell people to come read your review. www.fictionfinder.com is also a good place to post reviews. American Christian Fiction Writers has set up this new interactive website that helps readers find books that are similar to ones they’ve read and liked. For it to work though we need readers to review the books and post them.
 
What makes a good review?
A great rule for a reviewer is never give away the ending of the book. Even when it’s pretty easy to guess in a romance that the characters will end up together. It’s the how they are kept apart  that is best left unsaid in a review. It’s fun to read about what the reviewer thought of the characters, why did they like them, what about the theme of the book intrigued you. Offer reasons why someone might enjoy reading it or suggest people they might want to give it to. For instance in Hearts on the Road the book centers around the trucking industry a great thing to do would be to purchase a few copies and take them to the local truckstop and place them in the lounge. Books can be great ministry tools and sometimes I think we read them and put them on the shelf instead of letting them work a bit harder.
 
Thanks so much Diana, based on your character, Randi, my guess is you would have made a great roller derby girl!  But I’m glad you decided to take up writing.
 
My Review
As Diana said, this story is based within the trucking industry. Randi is an independent woman who drives a truck.  She has experienced tremendous hurt in her life and when she’s thrown more than one curve ball she is determined to stay in control of her world.

Diana has written a wonderful story of romance with a little twist of mystery as well. She did a good job of developing each character with a unique personalities that are easy to identify with. It is a quick easy read that will keep you engaged throughout the story.

Being a romance the ending is somewhat predictable, but Diana does a great job of taking you through several different truck stops along the way.

The thing I liked most about this story was the underlying reminder of the importance of our priorities. It’s easy to get caught up in things that just don’t matter. 

 
The Giveaway
December means Christmas so if you would like the opportunity to win this great book, leave your name, contact information and your favorite Christmas decoration! I’ll pick the winner December 15th at 9:00 PM and is open to US Residents. Chances of winning are based on the number of entries.

I’d like to thank Diana for the opportunity to read her book and for her taking the time to interview. 

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HollyMag321

I love to read, especially mystery books. Though in the past couple of years I've been a part of the ACFW Book Club and have found some wonderful writers. It's been fun to interact with authors.

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