Our Best Summer Reading asked Regina Andrews about her favorite quotes. She said:
Great question! It always struck me that a character would say what they needed to say in a book --not my book, even though I was writing it - -and the I, as the General Contractor, so to speak, of the work, had to maneuver around what my strong characters had to say.
This is particularly true in my Inspirational romance novel “In Good Faith”. The heroine, Haley Hawthorne has become wrapped up in a lifestyle that’s new to her and finds herself focusing on material things to the loss of her inner values. Yet, she still speaks the truth, sometimes so bluntly it makes things difficult for her. For example, at one point in the book, Bernice, the office manager has a fainting spell and Haley is helping revive her. She makes a comment about the owner being an ogre and – you guessed it – he’s standing behind her and hears it all. Things don’t go so well for Haley after that.
Another example is when the hero, Aaron Carrier, comes to her office and tells her that her Uncle Nelson has passed away. Carrier is under the impression that she hasn’t been to visit her uncle since she left her home in Dunbar Falls many years earlier...yet that’s not entirely true. She has been back; explaining why she hadn’t contacted Carrier, she admits: “I was too embarrassed.” Revealing this about herself shows us so much about her true character, even if she is a little a too caught up in designer items these days. The real Haley is speaking the truth.
Matilda from Coffee Time Romance called “In Good Faith” “...a wonderful story that gives you a chance to reflect your own choices in life, similar to Ms. Andrews’ characters.”
It’s interesting, to me as an author to hear a character speak their mind...and to be the conduit for their words!
Thank you for having me visit. as in life, similar to Ms. Andrews’s characters."
You can find me, Regina and get more information at:
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Here’s a link http://bit.ly/pLV5w
Here's a blurb of my novel, “In Good Faith”:
Haley Hawthorne is a successful Art Director at a high-powered greeting card company in Manhattan. Designer clothes and expensive material luxuries are what she uses to try and fill the emptiness inside — but it wasn’t always that way for her. Orphaned at a young age, Haley was raised in rural Dunbar Falls by her Uncle Nelson amid pasture lands and a clear sense of the things that matter most in life, including her joyful relationship with God. One day Aaron Carrier, her old friend from Dunbar Falls pays her a surprise visit to her office at Sterling Greeting Cards with devastating news about Uncle Nelson. When she returns home to Dunbar Falls, Haley is faced with a professional decision upon inheriting Uncle Nelson’s air-conditioning company. More than that, she faces a crossroads in her heart. It is a crisis of faith, of loyalty and of love. What does God want her to do? Will she be able to return home to Dunbar Falls and all that it has meant for her? And will Aaron Carrier be more than a friend?
There will be a grand prize of a $50This is a stop on the Best Ever Summer Blog Tour. Eight authors in mixed genres trading blog space for eight weeks for your enjoyment. Someone on the blog tour is giving a prize every week. Amazon gift certificate awarded at the end of the tour. Enjoy the blogs and leave comments for the opportunity to be the grand prize winner.
Want to continue the tour? Here’s a list of the blogs:
Ann Tracy Marr - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ann-Tracy-Marr/114711658247?ref=ts
Susan Roebuck - http://lauracea.blogspot.com/
Sharon Poppen -http://poppensthoughtsonwritingandstuff.blogspot.com/
Regan Taylor - http://regantaylorsworld.blogspot.com/
Corinne Davies - www.daviesromance.blogspot.com
Regina Andrews - http://reginaandrews.wordpress.com/
Christine London – www.christinelondon.com
Lynn Hones - lynnhones.wordpress.com