On Tour with Prism Book Tours.
If you like the novels of Deanne Gist and Lauraine Snelling, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie’s inspirational romance set against the backdrop of World War One!
Even at a young age, Ada Thorne knew that she would marry only for love, never money. So when she finds herself irrevocably drawn to Ned Henley, the lowly gamekeeper on a neighboring estate, she defies her parents and society by eloping with him to London to build a new life.
Without her family’s support, life in the city is far more difficult than the one of ease and privilege Ada has always known. She’ll find herself relentlessly tested in ways she never imagined—especially when Ned, answering the call of duty, enlists to serve his country in World War One.
Alone and near poverty with a child to raise, Ada’s resolve will be strained at every turn. And as she struggles to remain true to her convictions and live life on her own terms, Ada will embark on a journey of courage, faith, and love that will surpass even her own humble dreams . . .
Interview with the author!!
What brought you to write this book?
While working on the last book in my Of Love and War series, I bought a research book about life in England during World War One. There were some fascinating details in there that didn’t make it into my book, so THE KEEPER OF HER HEART came about in part as a way to share those pieces of history from a time period I’ve come to love.
What got left out in the final draft?
I tried several times to tell Ada’s story alongside that of another heroine’s, but in the end, she had so much to say herself that it worked out best to give Ada her own full story.
Were there alternate endings you considered?
I considered setting the epilogue much farther into the future, with Ada as an older woman, but then realized it worked the way it was without being set much later.
What's next for you? What are you working on now?
I am currently working on the second of a two book series to release from Love Inspired Historical next year. The first comes out in February and features a female Pinkerton detective. The second comes out in June and features the detective’s good friend.
Is being a writer a gift or a curse?
I would say a gift. It can be challenging and there are certainly unexpected setbacks and bumps in the journey, and yet, I still love telling stories.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Each time I start into really writing the bulk of a story—no matter how many books I’ve written beforehand—there’s still that fear of “will I be able to do this again”, “will I be able to write an entire story from this idea?”
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I wish I could remember the first story I ever read! I loved books like Caddie Woodland and Two are Better than One, both by Carol Ryrie Brink.
Advanced Praise for the Book
“Stacy Henrie possesses superior storytelling skills, her historical accuracy and attention to detail are unsurpassed, and she knows how to create characters we can identify with and whom we really care for.” —Fresh Fiction
USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie is the author of western romances and the Of Love and War series, which includes Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. She was born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family. She enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids.
October 21st: Grand Finale
- 1 winner will receive a $40 Amazon e-gift card and an e-book copy of any of Stacy's books (winner's choice)
- Open internationally
- Ends October 25th
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