(Giveaway is over, sorry!)
Today we have a great treat! Miss Juliana Beauchamps has agreed to an interview in honor of our blog hop (details for hop below).
Character Interview with Juliana Beauchamps
By Carrie Fancett Pagels
Juliana, you grew up listening to lumber camp tales not only through the lumberjacks but via your fisherman father. Is that right?
JB: Yes, there’s nothing like a good story, on a cold night. And here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, we have many chilly evenings spent around the fire in summer and around the stove in winter. Lumberjacks are notorious for their tall tales, and Paul Bon Jean (modern day readers call him Paul Bunyan) was a favorite.
But you have a deep love of poetry. Why is that?
JB: I grew up hearing all manner of prose and poetry in school. One of my favorite teachers instilled in me a love of the emotion behind poetry—whether it be the fear and terror instilled by Edgar Allan Poe or the tender feelings of love evoked by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Speaking of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, she seems to be your favorite. Is she? And why?
JB: I am blushing, because, yes, indeed Elizabeth Barrett Browning is my favorite poet. After my heart was broken, when I was almost left at the altar, her verses (and my Bible) brought me comfort. And, truth be told, I have to admit I didn’t feel the deep love for my former fiancé, not the love she felt for the younger man who would become her husband.
This reminds me that you and Richard “Moose” Christy have an age difference, much like Elizabeth Barrett and Mr. Browning. Has that caused a problem?
JB: I could use a fan! Yes, indeed, I fear Richard may be younger than I thought and perhaps too young for me. I am not clear what our age difference is, or whether it troubles him, but yes, I am concerned.
Yet, he, too, enjoys Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s poetry. What do you think about that?
JB: Why I think a man enjoying such deeply affectionate prose must be a much deeper creature than he appears on the surface. Richard is so quiet. Yet his love of poetry helps me understand he does plumb deeper emotional depths than he shows.
Thanks for visiting with me today. I’ve missed spending time with you!!!
JB: Why thank you! I’m enjoying visiting with so many of your friends!
Lilacs for Juliana is a delightful story, illustrating how, with a lot of thought and love, a potentially major problem can become a mere inconsequential complication.
Carrie Fancett Pagels does a marvelous job portraying two people falling in love when they’re not quite sure if the other reciprocates their feelings. As you read, you are drawn into the story and feel as if each character is your friend. A page-turner and a story you want to give yourself time to read, Lilacs for Juliana will not disappoint!
Schedule is as follows:
SEPT 7 http://www.hhhistory.com
SEPT 11 http://www.OvercomingwithGod.com
SEPT 18 https://dkstevens.wordpress.com/
SEPT 21 http://buzzingaboutbooks.com/
The above blogs are either directly linked to the giveaway if the giveaway is already posted, others just link to blogs(since they haven’t posted their giveaway yet!). Please visit each of them on the corresponding blog hop date!
Also, Giveaway Here:
Leave a comment and email address for a paperback or eBook copy of Lilacs for Juliana by Carrie Fancett Pagels, or any one of the other books in The Christy Lumber Camp Series.
More information about Carrie Fancett Pagels:
Carrie Fancett Pagels Ph.D. is an award-winning, best-selling, and multi-published Christian historical romance author. Carrie was a psychologist for twenty-five years. Married for twenty-seven years with two children. Carrie resides in Virginia’s Historic Triangle and enjoys reading, traveling and researching. She’s a finalist for the 2014 Maggie Awards for Excellence.