Just finished chatting with Laura Frantz, author of Frontiersman’s Daughter. Her book is clearly written from her soul, eliciting all the nuances of living in Kentucky in the 1800′s..and rightfully so. Her family can tie back to at least living in the area at the same time as Daniel Boone and they continue to reside there today! Through reading her book, I even found out the fringe on Daniel Boone wasn’t just for ornamentation, it actually wicked the water away from the jacket on a rainy day. Who knew?!
I always smile when it’s time to read and interview Cathy Marie Hake. She always has a sassy character who usually has some quirky imperfection. The best part is that the imperfections quite often match my own…grace is not my strong suit!
We had a wonderful visit with Deeanne Gist here at CBD last Wednesday. We’ve had many firsts together, including her first interview. This time we did our first video interview together.
By the way, this cover is actually Deeanne’s daughter posing in the bridal gown.
Several women have asked where to get the bridal gown so they can have the same style for their wedding.
A Bride in the Bargain is based in Seattle with a lumberjack as the main romantic character. What’s amazing is that they still have lumberjack festivals in Seattle, since logging continures to be a strong industry; and most of Deeanne’s details reflect the actual history of the area. There really was an Ava Mercer who conned women to come from the east to marry men in the west; and charged both the women and the men for the opportunity(?!)