This week we are so happy to have Inspirational author Ann Mock visiting "Gina's World of Good". Ann will be discussing her romantic suspense book Union of the North and the South. She will be giving away a free audio book code which can be loaded on a smart phone, tablet, computer etc. Click the link below to view the awesome trailer for her book Union of the North and the South.
Author Ann Mock grew up in Tallahassee, FL
Welcome to my blog, Ann. What is your newest book about?
The Union of the North and the South is a romance and suspense Christian novel set in the South in the 1870's. This is a story of Laura who overcomes personal tragedy, but is forced to hide a secret that, if revealed, will cause her great heartache. She experiences a number of crises that challenge her faith and encourage her to make her former enemies become allies while she deals with her secret. Can she find the strength to forgive as well as love again?
Besides entertaining the readers, I hope they will come to realize the power of forgiveness and the happiness it can bring to your life.
Where did you get your inspiration for this novel?
Twenty years ago I visited a Southern mansion in Vicksburg, Mississippi, that had survived the War Between the States because it had been used as a hospital for wounded soldiers. I was fascinated by a Union cannonball that was still lodged in the door frame over a century later. This inspired me to start my novel, The Union of the North and the South. I thought it would be interesting to have a story where a lead character would be forced to confront someone who had been responsible for shelling her home.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
I have often traveled through the deep South by car, but steaming along the Mississippi on the American Queen steamboat gives one a completely different perspective and made it very special. The experience gave me so many ideas for my novel. The steamboat pulled right up to Oak Alley and the Houmas House mansions. Both of those beautiful homes gave me the idea of how I wanted the ancestral home of Laura Malcolm’s, my heroine, to look.
What intrigues you most about writing these stories?I love the dynamics of the romance between the main characters and the integration of Christian values.
Which of all your characters is your favorite?
How did you get started in this genre?
I enjoy reading Christian historical romances and believe everyone has a book inside.
Let’s get personal for a moment: Please share with us the most daring thing you’ve ever done.
That’s hard to say. It could be riding in a hot air balloon. On the other hand it could be riding a camel in the desert, doing a trans-Atlantic cruise, or climbing up a Mayan pyramid that was protected by an armed guard.
Favorite meal? City you would love to visit and why?
Favorite Meal. Southern fried chicken and lots of lima beans.
Favorite City to visit. I love Venice because of the romance of the canals and the beautiful architecture.
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Thank you so much for visiting, Ann! I wish you many sales. Please come back again to the blog soon.
And dear readers, remember - Ann is having a drawing to give away an audio book; everyone who comments is eligible to win.
Please visit next week when our fantastic guest will be Miss Mae!
Until then, happy reading and may your world be filled with good :-)