Thursday, January 23, 2014

Author Interview with Christine Lindsay and giveaway!!!


Answer Question 8 below to be entered into the giveaway.  Include contact information. 




1. Why do you write the kind of books you do?

Whenever I speak, I ask the audience, “If anyone has never had their heart broken, please raise your hand.” Invariably, not one hand is raised. Life is full of heartache. But I have found that if I wait long enough on the Lord, and trust Him with my heartache, He amazingly turns that sadness into something good that will help others, and thereby swing around and bless me too.

This is also what my books are about. Stores that are filled with the adventure of living, heartache, love, rising above pain, and finding that plateau of joy when God brings us out of the valley.

2. What is your current work in progress?

Veiled at Midnight, is Book 3 in my trilogy Twilight of the British Raj. This book is set in exotic India during a traumatic time, 1947, when the last Viceroy of India, Lord Louis Mountbatten, guided the countries of India and Pakistan into their new independence. There is also a huge love story set against this historical backdrop. I believe in big love stories, and happy endings.

3. What would be your dream vacation?

Last summer my husband and I decided to purchase a little travel trailer, so we could spend more time together, just having fun. So we try to get away frequently in our little home away from home, enjoying the Lord’s beautiful creation.

4. How do you choose your settings for each book?

I think my settings choose me. I fell in love with stories set in India when I was growing up—the great blockbuster epics by MM Kaye set in Colonial India. So romantic, so exotic, so sweeping in grandeur, so that I had to write similar books but from a Christian perspective.

5. What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?
I love my garden. For a break from writing, I love to get out in the garden and get my hands dirty in the soil. Digging holes to plant stuff is a wonderful workout after getting stiff from sitting at my computer.
 
6. Tell us about Captured by Moonlight.


Captured by Moonlight is Book 2 of my trilogy

Two women, one Indian, one English, flee to the tropical south of India only to be captured and imprisoned by their respective pasts—Eshana by her traditional Hindu uncle for her faith in Christ, the other, Lieutenant Laine Harkness by her former fiancé who crushed her heart years ago.

Amid cyclones and epidemics, tigers and tiger cubs, clashing faiths and consequences of war, will the love of the True Master give hope to these searching hearts?


7. Is there one particular message or “moral of the story” you hope readers walk away with?

Oh yes, there is always a deep spiritual message in my books. However, I don’t like preaching, so I try to have that message come through what happens to my characters and how they respond.

In Captured by Moonlight, Eshana learns what I am trying to learn. No matter what the circumstances, to trust God—that God can turn those traumatic experiences of life into something good, even if it hurts for a while. To surrender to His care and His will, no matter what.

8. What one question would you like us to ask your readers for the giveaway? 

Do you believe God loves you when you are going through sad and even terrible times in your life?

9. Tell us about the giveaway you’re offering.

An Ebook of Shadowed in Silk Book 1, and Book 2 Captured by Moonlight

10. Where can readers find you online?






Christine Lindsay's latest release is a short contemporary Christmas novelette, HEAVENLY HAVEN available as an Ebook. Christine loves to write Christian novels with strong love stories and equally strong family life themes such as her multi-award-winning debut novel SHADOWED IN SILK which is set in India during a turbulent era. Christine's long-time fascination with the British Raj was seeded from stories of her Irish ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in Colonial India.

CAPTURED BY MOONLIGHT is Book 2 in this series Twilight of the British Raj, and she is currently writing VEILED AT MIDNIGHT the third book to this series which will be released August 2014.

Coming out in February 2014 is LONDONDERRY DREAMING, a contemporary romance novella set in Ireland.

Adding to Christine's Irish pride is the fact that her great-grandfather and her grandfather both worked as riveters in the Belfast shipyard and one of the ships they built was the Titanic.

The Pacific coast of Canada is Christine's home, and like a lot of writers, her cat is her chief editor.

14 comments:

Christine said...

Thank you for having me as a guest, Laura. I'm excited to give away to the winner of this contest, the first 2 books of my series Twilight of the British Raj in Ebook format. A great many people have enjoyed these books, and between the two books, they have won several awards. Blessings on all today.

jill stallings said...

God's love is what has gotten me through all my tough times. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December and at this point I don't even feel I have cancer because I know that God is there and will be there. He made it so that it was detected early and put me in the care of great doctors. God is a God of blessings and love. He will bless us through the storm.

Jill Kucera Stallings
https://www.facebook.com/jill.stallings

Caryl McAdoo said...

I enjoyed your interview, Laura! And Christine, you settings sound so intriguing. I can't wait to read CAPTURED BY MOONLIGHT - a beautiful title, too, by the way. In answer to your question, ABSOLUTELY! Even though things around me get crazy and at times I'm caught up in their whirlwind and get a little crazy myself, I know that I know God is always there to love me and comfort me and forgive me and turn ALL things to my good because I love Him nad am called according to His purpose! It's truly a wonderful thing to know in your down deep knower :)

Caryl McAdoo said...

I enjoyed your interview, Laura! And Christine, you settings sound so intriguing. I can't wait to read CAPTURED BY MOONLIGHT - a beautiful title, too, by the way. In answer to your question, ABSOLUTELY! Even though things around me get crazy and at times I'm caught up in their whirlwind and get a little crazy myself, I know that I know God is always there to love me and comfort me and forgive me and turn ALL things to my good because I love Him nad am called according to His purpose! It's truly a wonderful thing to know in your down deep knower :)

Wyndy Callahan said...

Yes, since God is unconditional love it doesn't matter what is happening in my life good or bad, God still loves me.

Wynswonderland
http://wynswonderland.blogspot.ca

Sandra Orchard said...

What a beautiful testimony, Jill. Praying for complete healing.

Lovely interview Christine. I so enjoyed learning more about India through your first book. And I'm way behind on reading since then. ;)

My answer to your question is "yes." Although having my characters doubt is great fodder for my stories. :) The example that stands out most in my mind from personal experience. Was the verse the Lord gave me the morning my mom died. "Now your servant may depart in peace for I have seen the salvation of the Lord." from when Jesus' parents brought him to the temple as an infant. It gave me the assurance I craved to be able to let go.

karenk said...

yes, God loves us unconditionally.

thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel.

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Janice said...

It's a simple answer but when I read the question I immediately said aloud, "Of course He does because He made me." Gotta keep that childlike faith!

The books sound great. My Kindle and I would love them.

Blessings, Janice jsmithg(at)hotmail(dot)com

Christine said...

Jill, you do have a wonderful testimony. Hold close to God. Your strength and faith inspire me.

Christine said...

It's a tough lesson to learn, to know that God loves us even when times are bad or they hurt. You all are so inspiring with your words of faith.

lollipops said...

I tried to comment but kept getting errors...I tried to comment that He is with us ALWAYS! by Jennifer Davis I

lollipops said...

Nancy Turner I tried to comment but couldnt,but Lord walks with me every day

Marcia Laycock said...

Great interview. My answer to #8 - Yes, though there have been moments when I wished His love didn't have to mean such pain, especially when it involves others. But I hold onto the truth that he is Sovereign and entirely Good.
Marcia - www.marcialeelaycock.com

lollipops said...

congratulations to Amy C who won this giveaway. Amy left a comment on the spotlight