Afternoon, readers! Today on the blog I wanted to provide a little background into a great historical author, Maureen Lang . . . before mentioning her amazing giveaway (ends SOON!). Maureen has penned many novels, including the Great War series, Bees in the Butterfly Garden, and All in Good Time, to name a few. Her realistic characters and beautiful descriptions make it clear this author has done her research. Maureen often talks about her steps to research the background of a story before writing, saying:
“Research is one of my favorite aspects of being a writer. But I realize that since I write historicals, any setting I choose will include a certain amount of interpretation. The focus of my research, the resources I find most helpful, and my understanding of the era all impact what ends up on the page. Although I’ve been to Denver many times, for All in Good Time I depended on historical maps that gave me an idea of where certain neighborhoods would have been, and having that image in my head helped immensely.”
Enjoy a peek at Maureen’s latest novel, All in Good Time:
Dessa Caldwell has a dream:
to open Pierson House, a refuge for former prostitutes, in Denver’s roughest neighborhood. But after exhausting all charitable donations, Dessa still needs a loan. Her last hope hinges on the owner of Hawkins National Bank.
Henry Hawkins has a secret:
he owns the most successful bank in town, but his initial capital came from three stagecoach robberies. Though he’s Denver’s most eligible bachelor, to protect his past, he’s built a fortress around his heart that no one can penetrate . . . until the day Dessa Caldwell ventures into his bank requesting a loan.
Though he’s certain her proposal is a bad investment, Henry is drawn to Dessa’s passion. But that same passion drives her to make rash decisions about Pierson House . . . and about whom she can trust. One man might hold the key to the future of her mission—but he also threatens to bring Henry’s darkest secrets to light. As the walls around their hearts begin to crumble, Henry and Dessa must choose between their plans and God’s, between safety and love.
Sound like your cup of tea? Read the first chapter now!
And now, lucky readers, if you haven’t already don’t forget to enter an exciting prize-packed giveaway hosted by Maureen Lang herself! This contest is perfect for those who love all things historical. Some of the items included in the giveaway are:
~ Two of Maureen Lang’s beautiful novels (All in Good Time and Bees in the Butterfly Garden)
~ Garden tote bag
~ Drawstring pouch (perfect for a Gilded Age heroine!)
~ Butterfly necklace
~ Ring case
~ Makeup pouch
~ Decorative tear bottle
~*And much more! *~
Head over to Maureen’s blog now to enter to win! Contest ends this Sunday, April 14.
Good luck and thanks for reading!