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What was your favorite book as a child?
Childhood books that come to mind are The Little Engine that Could, Curious George, and The Cat in the Hat. As I got older, I loved the Nancy Drew mysteries.
What book did you read that first made you want to be an author?
I can’t recall a specific book that made me want to become an author. But I remember the joy that reading brought my mother. She always had a book in her hand, and at eighty-three years old, she still reads more than anyone I know. That influenced me as a child and continues to do so. But, if the truth be told, I always had a story to tell, even when I was very young. I just had to learn to write, lol, so I could get them down on paper.
What was the last book you read for fun?
I’ve recently become a fan of Catheryn Ryan Hyde. I read When You Found Me and Don’t Let Me Go. I enjoyed them both.
What books are currently on your nightstand?
I’m getting ready to start reading From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon. She is a new author to me, so I’m looking forward to diving into this one. My reading preferences are all over the place. I’m a big-time genre hopper. This year, some of the books I loved included Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep (the sequel to The Shining), Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (I might be the only person who hadn’t read that fabulous novel), and a surprise hit for me was The Wonder by Emma Donoghue, which was actually recommended to me by a member of my publishing team. But Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale was one of the best books I’ve read—ever.
What upcoming release are you most looking forward to?
My reading time has become such a luxury due to my writing schedule, so I take a lot of care when choosing my next book. I tend to read the samples available online for authors I’m not familiar with, and I’ve found some great books that way. But I’ll also be checking new releases for the authors mentioned above and others whom I’ve grown to love. It’s my reward to myself when I finish a project!
More about Home All Along:
Charlotte has made a home for herself in Amish Country with Daniel. But unforeseen events rock their fragile world and may move them even further away from the life they long for.
Charlotte, an Englisher, is living in Amish Country, and she has formed strong and lasting bonds with the people in her new community. She has even fallen in love with an Amish man. But just when she is considering a permanent conversion to the Amish way of life, her world crashes around her. An unexpected death and a mysterious visitor unsettle Charlotte, and she begins to question her faith and her choices.
Daniel loves Charlotte and wants to share his life with her, even it if means leaving the only world he’s ever known. But as he walks alongside of her through her struggles, his own world is turned upside down when a loved one receives a grim medical diagnosis and a prodigal relative returns home. Will Charlotte and Daniel’s relationship succumb to the many pressures around them, or will their faith and the strong community around them allow them to weather the storms of their own lives in order to build a life together?
Award-winning, bestselling author Beth Wiseman is best known for her Amish novels, but she has also written several successful contemporary novels, set primarily in her beloved Texas, including Need You Now and The House that Love Built. Both have received glowing reviews. Beth’s The Promise is inspired by a true story.