Friday, May 18, 2012


Fiction Friday & Book GIVEAWAY!

A Bride's Dilemma: in Friendship, Tennessee

by Diana Lesire Brandmeyer

Inspirational Romance
Christian Fiction Factor: 4-5
Don't you just love the beautiful cover of A Bride's Dilemma? I'm pleased to have Diana Lesire Brandmeyer here as our guest today to tell us about her book. She's generously offered to send a free copy (US only, sorry) to someone who leaves a comment.

[Winner will be chosen and notified one week from today. Leave a comment after the post to share your thoughts with Diana and you'll be automatically entered in the drawing.]

Before we speak with Diana, here's a peek at what A Bride's Dilemma is about: 

Heaven’s Stolen His Heart

 After witnessing the ravages of the Civil War, Travis Logan vowed to give up doctoring. But when fellow steamboat passenger Caleb Wharton collapses at his feet, Travis knows he must lend his aid. As the old man lies dying, he makes Travis promise to take care of his land and find Heaven. Travis can’t help but wonder what Heaven has to do with a real place, so he heads to Caleb’s farm to fulfill his promise.

Weeks of facing marauders and caring for her father’s home have finally taken their toll on Heaven Wharton. When an unknown young man charges the house, Heaven attempts to fire a warning shot but ends up shooting the man instead. Shocked, she and her sister, Angel, drag a semi-conscious Travis into the house and nurse him back to health.
 As Travis and Heaven both struggle to control their destinies, will they learn that only a heart that follows God can ever find peace on earth?

This sounds like a great story, Diana. What made you interested in writing Christian Historical Fiction?
I discovered historical fiction through LaVyrle Spencer a long time ago. Through her characters she involved me in history in an enjoyable way. When Christian Historical Fiction began to be published I was overjoyed! Finally, my kind of book without the immoral behaviors. I had a chance to write A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee and dove right in.

Do you write any other genres?
Yes, I have written a contemporary:  Hearts on the Road (Heartsong) which will be re-released as an ebook in the future. I’ve also co-authored a nonfiction book: We’re Not Blended, We’re Pureed: A Survivor’s guide to Blended Families. That was a tough book to write because it's about blending my own family after I was widowed.

What is your favorite scene from A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship?
I would say most of my favorite scenes involve Angel, the heroine’s sister. She’s a bit outspoken.

Which of your books (published or upcoming) has been the most fun for you to write and which character is your favorite? Why?
Every time I start a new book that character becomes my center of enjoyment. It’s like discovering a new friend; the old friends are great but this new one brings another aspect to your life you didn’t expect.

Are there spiritual themes you like to write about?  
Abandonment seems to show up in my books quite often with the realization as Christians we are never alone.

What is the one thing that you want to leave readers of A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship pondering over? The heroine's dilemma! (What does Annabelle do?)

Thanks so much, Diana. Where can readers get a copy of your book?


Don't forget to leave your contact info in your comment (ie., your email addy. Like this: Linore (at) LinoreBurkard (dot) com.)

Bio
Christian author, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, writes historical and contemporary romances. Her historical, A Bride's Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee is now available. She’s also written We’re Not Blended-We’re Pureed, A Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families be it fictional or real life.


Learn more about Diana on the web: 
Twitter @dianabrandmeyer




33 comments:

Diana Brandmeyer said...

Thank you for hosting me this week, Linore.
Diana

Linore Burkard said...

My pleasure, Diana! Thanks for doing a giveaway for us.

Diana Brandmeyer said...

Linore, I had trouble getting the comment page to come up from the network blog site. I had to go back and find the real link. It might just be my computer, but I thought I'd let you know.

Rick Estep said...

This book sounds great. I run the library for my church and the ladies in the church will love this! Great interview and thanks for the giveaway!

librarybooks at religious dot com

Diana Brandmeyer said...

Thanks for stopping by Rick. It is kind of a ladies story. :)
Diana

Linore Burkard said...

Not sure why you had trouble, Diana, but thanks for letting me know. I'll try to visit the blog "anonymously" and see if it lets me comment.

Linore Burkard said...

PS to Rick: Thanks for stopping by and I'm happy you enjoyed the interview.
And I'm commenting right now after being logged out, so I guess it was your computer,Diana! (Or a temporary glitch in the system.)

Renee said...

What a great looking book, I can't wait to read it! I love historical fiction, thank you for introducing me to a new author in the field :)
Jen Renee
potosrose@gmail.com

Diana Brandmeyer said...

Linore, probably my internet. :(
Which is actually a good thing.
Diana

Diana Brandmeyer said...

Jen Renee, nice to meet you. :)
Diana

Mary said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Mary said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Mary said...

Diana, this sounds like a great book. Congratulations! And God bless!

Mary said...

Diana, this sounds like a great book. Congratulations! And God bless!

Diana Brandmeyer said...

Mary, either your comment posted 3xs or you really like the sound of the book. I think I'll go with you like the sound of the book. :)Thanks!
Diana

Victory Knitter said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Victory Knitter said...

It sounds like a great book. The civil war is a fascinating era of time. Many men gave their life for the freedoms of our country.
victorydenimcreations@yahoo.com

Renee G said...

This looks great. I love historical fiction.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Diana Brandmeyer said...

Victory,
I'm not sure why this time period fascinates so many of us,but it does.
Diana

Diana Brandmeyer said...

Renee,
Thank you for stopping by.
Diana

Loraine Ertelt said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Loraine Ertelt said...

have this book on my to-read list and the storyline sounds awesome.

Loraine
lpertelt@aol.com

Diana Brandmeyer said...

Loraine! Thanks so much for putting my book on your wishlist.
Diana

mbm said...

I read Before the Seasons End and enjoyed it! I would love to read another one of your books! Thanks for giving us an opportunity to win a copy!
Beth
Kushka4paws@yahoo.com

mbm said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Linore Burkard said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone. Beth and Mary, if you get a notice that I deleted your comment it was only the COPY of your comment. For some reason, this blog seems to be copying comments.
Beth, you are sweet, thank you, but I need to clarify that the giveaway is for a book by author Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, not me. Please be sure and subscribe to this blog or my newsletter, so I can let you know when MY next book is available. And thanks again!
(PS: My newsletter is free, and you sign up on the home page of my website here: http://www.LinoreBurkard.com)

Vera said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. It sounds like it would be a fun read. Once I'd read it I would pass it along to the Alamance Christian School library in NC. Love getting giveaway copies or review copies to give them. :)

godleyv at yahoo ]dot[ com

Diana Brandmeyer said...

Hi Vera,
Thank you for stopping by.
Diana

Minabucket said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. I'm LOVE fiction and sharing. I have two ladies in my church that have started a book exchange and we bring bags of books once a month to exchange. ;-)

minabucket2 at verizon dot net

Diana Brandmeyer said...

Minabucket! What a wonderful thing to have going--book exchange. I love them they allow me to find new authors to read that I might now have tried.
Diana

Nanette said...

What a great opportunity!
nanette.baker at gmail dot com

Linore Burkard said...

AND.....we have a winner! Using random.org to do the pick, Minabucket wins the book! Congratulations, Mina, and thank you so much to everyone else for coming by and entering.

Diana does lots of giveaways, so google her name to find more chances to win her book. Also, I run a book giveaway on MOST Fridays, so why not subscribe to this blog if you aren't already? You'll find out first when the next giveaway happens.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Diana Brandmeyer said...

Congratulations Minabucket!
Thanks so much Linore for hosting me this week.
Diana