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Louise M. Gouge – Then Came Love – Giveaway


Welcome to Louise M. Gouge as my guest to my website.  After studying her latest novel, Then Came Love, and completely having fun with it, I appeared ahead to this interview.  Louise M. Gouge has written twenty novels, including Hannah Rose, first place winner of the distinguished Inspirational Readers’ Selection Award. Louise has e-published five of her out of print novels, two unique novels, and one unique novella. When she isn’t writing, she and her husband of fifty years love to go to historic websites and museums.

A J: If time and money did not enter in the equation, what can be your dream?

Louise: I might love to travel at a leisurely tempo, visiting historical websites around the U. S. to get inspiration for my stories. Having the Internet for analysis, I haven’t traveled as a lot as I used to so I might get all of my questions answered about my story settings. Now I do most of my research on the Internet simply to save lots of money and time.

A J: What would you be doing together with your free time in the event you weren’t writing?

Louise: Hmm. I really like my writing. It’s both my interest and my work. So I might still write.

A J: What movie most impacted you as a kid? Why?

Louise: It wasn’t a movie but a tv special. Once I watched Mary Martin’s portrayal of Peter Pan in 1956 (It was in black and white), my creativeness was sparked. From that point on, I lived in my own “Neverland,” all the time arising with tales. I wrote many for my high school courses, however finally wrote for publication after I turned forty.

A J: What was the final movie you noticed in a theater? Did you like it? Who was with you? What snacks did you eat?

Louise: The Hobbit. Liked it! I assumed it was a fantastic finale for the Hobbit collection. My husband, daughter, and two grandchildren went with me. I ate popcorn – for me, it’s all the time popcorn! – and a Coke Zero.

A J: Someone has given you entry to a time machine and you may go back and visit two occasions within the historical past of the world, what two events would you expertise? Why?

Louise: Doubtless, I might view the lifetime of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Having acted in lavish Easter productions at a megachurch, I don’t assume I might bear to observe His crucifixion for real. However I might love to see Him confound the Pharisees and heal the sick.

For my second event, it will be arduous to decide on. Many come to thoughts. If I might have saved Abraham Lincoln’s life so he might take cost of Reconstruction, that may have made an enormous difference in our country.

A J: Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Rest room) and what are you sporting? It’s a must to tell the reality.

Louise: That’s straightforward. I’m in my house office, and at the moment, I didn’t change clothes after I went to church. LOL! I’m sporting nice jeans and a purple sweater, with heart-shaped earrings for Valentine’s Day.

A J: What is your favorite season of the yr? Why?
Louise: One other straightforward one. I stay in Central Florida, so I like winter greatest. Summer time’s sooo scorching, but winter is good and balmy.

A J: What’s your favorite period (style) to write down in?

Louise: I really like all eras. I started in modern America, then wrote concerning the American whaling business of the mid-nineteenth century. Subsequent, the American Revolutionary Warfare and Britain’s Regency interval. Now I’m writing historic westerns, and I really like the era. I feel I’ve discovered my house!

A J: Did anyone encourage you to write down?

Louise: My good good friend and fellow stay-at-home mother, Pat Bickers, and I have been dealing with the empty nest years. As we talked about what we’d like to do to fill our time, she urged me to put in writing these fantasies that had all the time been part of my life. “Go home and write that book!” she advised me. Pricey Pat is with the Lord now, however she’s the one who obtained me started, and I’ll all the time be grateful to her.

A J: What kinds of things can readers anticipate out of your books?
Louise: To start with, my characters will all the time have religious, emotional, and romantic journeys. My hero and heroine all the time come to the belief that without Jesus, their lives will never be complete. By the top of the story, they develop emotionally and perceive themselves better. Finally, they’ve a happily-ever-after romance through which mutual respect and self-sacrificing love play a vital part.

A J: When did you start to write down your first novel? When did you finish? How long have you ever pursued a writing career?

Louise: I started my first novel in 1984. I went back to high school to enhance my fashion, and then improved that story. It turned my first revealed guide, and number twenty comes out this coming summer time. So I’ve been pursuing my career for over thirty years.

A J: How do you manage your writing day? So many hours per day writing? Use a phrase rely to determine when to cease? Just write till you drop?

Louise: Primarily I write until I drop. However I do try to attain a certain phrase rely each day.

A J: What do you’re keen on about writing?

Louise: I really like with the ability to use my creativeness to create fun tales. I really like writing “The End” once I end yet one more novel. It’s such a terrific feeling of accomplishment.

A J: What side of the writing craft comes easiest to you?

Louise: Grammar is straightforward for me. I’m an English professor, and I’ve all the time been pretty good at putting sentences collectively.

A J: What is the greatest piece of writing recommendation you’ve been given?

If you want to be a writer, don’t simply dream about it. Sit in the chair and write the ebook.

A J: When you’re writing do you have got an audience in thoughts? Is it an individual, real or imagined, or a gaggle?

Louise: I write for ladies and women who love a pleasant clean romance.

A J: How does writing a novel differ from different work you’ve got completed? Do you assume your career experience made the process easier or more durable?

Louise: Writing is the work of my heart. All the things else has just been for retaining physique and soul together. But I’ve discovered many things from my other jobs, particularly working at a television station and educating my school courses.

A J: Do you outline your books or let the story go where it wishes?

Louise: I’ve a rough synopsis that serves as an summary of the story, however I nonetheless let the characters have some leeway to do as they’re inclined.

A J: What are a few of the religious themes you want to put in writing about?

Louise: God’s love, romantic love, forgiveness, God’s grace, reconciliation.

A J: What other books have you written, whether or not revealed or not?

Louise: I’ve written over twenty books. Only one novel is likely by no means to be revealed, however I don’t delete it. It was a studying experience.

A J: Your twentieth guide is out.  How does it really feel?

Louise: I by no means tire of seeing my latest ebook in print. My books are like my youngsters, and I really like every one. It’s fairly exhilarating!

A J: What three issues have you learnt now concerning the publishing world that you simply wish you knew whenever you first began?

Louise: Never make an enemy. Be humble. Be beneficiant. Be variety. Show respect for unpublished writers. They could turn into the Next Massive Factor. That’s greater than three, but all are essential.

A J: What’s your most troublesome drawback with writing right now in your career?

Louise: Undoubtedly deciding on my next undertaking. I’ve so many stories to tell, they usually all clamor for my attention. See above about my stories being like my youngsters.

A J: Where do you see publishing going within the digital age?

Louise: Some individuals will all the time want a print guide, but digital books provide a means for more individuals to benefit from the stories they love most.

A J: What gave you the inspiration for this story?

Louise: This e-book is the third spinoff from the third guide in a previous collection. Let me explain. I wrote a 3 e-book collection entitled Ahab’s Legacy about Captain Ahab of Moby Dick fame. The third ebook, Son of Perdition, informed the story of Captain Ahab’s son, Timothy. Timothy had three pals, each of whom deserved his personal story. So I wrote the new collection, Then Came Religion, Then Came Hope, and Then Came Love, all set within the post-Civil Warfare period.

A J: How did you choose your characters’ names?

Louise: I all the time attempt to find names applicable for the period and the place. For Then Came Love, I chose the names of my great-grandparents. My g-grandfather fought in Company B of the 81st Indiana Infantry, so he was a perfect selection for my post-Civil Struggle hero.

A J: What’s it about your lead character that may make your readers care about him/her?

Louise: Each my hero and heroine have flaws as well as admirable qualities. I try to make them likeable and human so individuals can relate to them.

A J: In case your hero/heroine have been a pie, what type would he/she be and why?

Louis: My present hero and heroine are as American as apple pie. They’re actual, trustworthy, and respected individuals readers can relate to.

A J: Tell me concerning the story of Then Came Love.ThenCameLoveCover(3)FINAL

Louisa Maria Downs has waited three long years for her soldier-sweetheart’s homecoming. However when he returns, John Jacobs stands aloof, his deep blue eyes revealing his longing for her, but his lips unusually silent. Satisfied it is God’s will for them to marry, Louisa defies decorum and pursues the person who has owned her heart since she was twelve years previous.

John Jacobs has spent three years preventing to keep the Union intact. Now again residence, he longs to marry the younger lady he has admired since boyhood. However shattering reminiscences of what he did in the course of the conflict enlarge the bloodstains on his arms. He awakens each day extra certain than ever that he’s undeserving of the love of an honest lady, much much less the love of God.

Torn aside by the Civil Warfare, two younger couples discover restoration by way of love, grace, and forgiveness.

A J: Give us the backcover of the e-book.

Love doesn’t search what it could actually get however what it may give.

“And now abideth faith, hope, and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

I Corinthians 13:13 (KJV)

In Then Came Love, Louise M. Gouge has masterfully woven unforgettable characters into a story of forgiveness and style that may contact your heart and maintain you considering lengthy after you will have turned the final page. Set in the course of the Reconstruction Era following the Civil Warfare, the message of this story stays vital at this time. Judith Miller, best-selling writer of the House to Amana collection and The Brickmaker’s Bride.

Louise M. Gouge made me care deeply about all her characters from the first web page. I began reading Then Came Love and was pulled in and couldn’t look away as the story unfolded with Gouge’s trademark fascinating, heart-wrenching human drama. So fantastic, gripping, and engrossing! Mary Connealy, writer of Tried and True.

A J: Is there anything you’d wish to share with my readers?

Louise: The Civil Warfare was an enormous turning level in American historical past. I hope my readers will benefit from the historic setting while realizing that the struggles of the past are very similar to the struggles we face at this time.

A J: What’s subsequent after Then Came Love?

Louise: I’m at present getting ready the promo work for my July 2015 release, Cowgirl for Retains, from Harlequin’s Love Inspired Historicals. This is the third guide in my 4 Stones Ranch collection, set within the fictional town of Esperanza, Colorado, in the 1880s.


Louise: Thanks so much for internet hosting me, A J. It’s been my pleasure!

A J: Thanks, Louise, for sharing this e-book with us.

If you wish to have a risk to receive a replica of Louise M. Gouge’2 novel, Then Came Love, depart a remark (U.S. Solely). Giveaway closes Sunday, March 1, 2015 at midnight (CST).

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