Monday, February 1, 2016

5-Year Blogoversary Celebration! Day 1 | Interview with Stacy Henrie & Giveaway!


Welcome to Christian Bookshelf Reviews, Stacy! Will you share a little about yourself and your latest book?
Thanks so much for having me! It’s an honor to be on your blog, Melanie.
I’m an author of inspirational historical romance. I love reading, digital scrapbooking, romance movies, and chocolate. THE EXPRESS RIDER’S LADY is my fifth published book and my second to release with Love Inspired Historical. It features a young woman trying to reach California in just eighteen days with the help of a Pony Express rider.
What do you hope readers come away with after reading your newest story?
I hope readers will take away that we can each do hard things; that we don’t have to let others’ imposed stereotypes have sway in our lives or our hearts. I also hope they’ll take away the knowledge that no matter where we are, the Lord is aware of us.
Do you find it more fun to write stand-alones or series? 
Can I say both? ☺ I wrote a WWI series and thoroughly enjoyed sharing the stories of the three main characters who played a part in each book. But I also had a lot of fun writing my two historical westerns and the chance to create stories that could stand on their own.
Who are some of your favorite authors whose books have never disappointed you?
I very much enjoy reading Siri Mitchell and Elizabeth Camden. If a book has their name on it, I’m probably going to love it.
What's the last thing you celebrated, not including birthdays or holidays?
I think the last thing I celebrated was my book HOPE AT DAWN being a 2015 RITA finalist in the Inspirational category. My editor, my husband, and I celebrated with a cupcake “toast” in New York City—and boy, were those yummy cupcakes!
Were you an avid reader as a child? If so, what was your favorite book growing up?
I was a very avid reader as a kid. But I don’t know that I had a favorite book. I loved The Ordinary Princess, the Little House on the Prairie series, anything by L. M. Montgomery.
Do you have any card/board games that you like to play? 
I’m not a real fan of card/board games, but I do love playing Scrabble.
Some this-or-that questions:

Snowstorms or Thunderstorms? Thunderstorms – I hate driving in the snow.
Brownies or Cookies? Brownies
Call or Text? Text
Early-bird or Night-owl? Early-bird
Introvert or Extrovert? Introvert
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Mystery or Romance? Hands down, Romance.


Are you currently working on any new novels? If so, could you give us a hint? 
I’m working on another historical western that features a female writer, who’s picked up a few skills doing research for her books, and an undercover detective. I also wrote a holiday novella about a Civil War vet, the girl he left behind, and the magic of a Christmas Eve errand that could bring them together again.
Thank you so much for being here! Is there anything else you’d like to tell readers and where can we find you on the web?
Thanks again for the chance to be here. I love to hear from readers and can be reached through my website www.stacyhenrie.com or through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Stacy-Henrie-Author-137610353020822/.

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44 comments:

  1. Happy 5-Year Blogoversary. I am looking forward to reading many more enjoyable posts and reviews here. I LOVE Love Inspired historicals and read them whenever I can. I look forward to read this book by a new to me Love Inspired author. Congratulations on the release of your 5 books. I have some catching up to do ! I'll bet you had fun celebrating the release of HOPE AT DAWN and I'll bet those cupcakes were delicious ! : )

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    1. Deanne - Thank you! I love Love Inspired Historicals too - and not just because I get to write them. :) I love all the different settings and time periods.

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  2. I look forward to finding out how well she does at getting to California in 18 days..

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    2. Thanks, Jan! It's an adventure for sure. :)

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  3. Stacy speaks to my heart with her message of not adhering to others' imposed stereotypes. I needed that reminder! And yes, brownies over cookies any day!!!!

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    1. Kate - so glad that message helped! Have you made single-serving brownies in the microwave before? Add some ice cream to that and I'm in chocolate heaven. :)

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  4. I love Stacy's stories. I can't wait to get my hads on this one.

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    1. Thanks, Amy! This one was a ton of fun to write.

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  5. This book is calling my name! Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  6. Stacy is a new to me author. Hope at Dawn is on my TBR list and I look forward to reading The Express Rider's Laday as well.

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    1. Thanks, Heather! Hope at Dawn is the first in a three-book series set during WWI.

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  7. This is Jane Squires - loved getting to know you

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  8. Jane Squires - loved learning about your books

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  9. I loved the Little House on the Prairie series too. I still have the books!

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    1. I don't know for sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if those books were the ones that created my love of historical fiction. :)

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  10. Thanks again, Melanie, for the opportunity to celebrate your blogoversary today! Congratulations on five years.

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  11. This is a great interview...I think we are the same person! Ha! All your this or that's...Same! Excited for this book!

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    1. Lisa, how fun is that to share all those answers! :)

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  12. I would really like to read Stacy's book, "The Express Rider's Lady." I enjoy books during that time period and when people ventured out west. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Kim, I'm with you! There are so many great tales from those who ventured west.

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  13. This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Congratulations on the five years! What a fun way to celebrate!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Amanda! I'm a big fan of Melanie's blog too. :)

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  15. I enjoy reading Harlequins Love Inspired, but I have to say that I am even more excited to read your Of Love and War series. I enjoy longer and more detailed books and I am thrilled at all the amazing reviews. In fact, a blogger I follow listed this series in her Top 15. Although, the Love Inspired historicals tend to be longer with more depth than the other series. Thanks for the great interview and congrats on another release.

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    1. Thanks, Terrill! I hope you enjoy the Of Love and War series. That time period has now become a real favorite of mine. :)

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  16. Oh my goodness, win or lose the giveaway, this book title is going on my list of "to reads"! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Happy 5 year blogaversary! I am so glad that there are blogs like this that feature wonderful authors who tell a great story that interest me! I appreciate the opportunity to win too!

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    1. I love Melanie's blog too! She does such a great job. It was really fun to help her celebrate.

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  18. Looks wonderful.. I love reading and learning about historical facts. Thanks for the chance to win. truckredford(at)Gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks, Eliza! I'm a history enthusiast too. :)

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  19. Happy 5-Year Blogoversary to you.. May your next year be wonderful!

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  20. Happy 5 year blogaversary! I do enjoy visiting you & wish you a wonderful year ahead!

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  21. Happy Blogoversary Melanie! Stacie, your book sounds great! I'm really looking forward to reading it :)

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  22. Thanks for the interview and the opportunity to win a book! Love getting to know new-to-me authors!

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  23. I love Stacy's books! I cannot wait for this one. And Stacy, as per our FB conversation, I expect to see a Mountie soon in a story. ;) LOL

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  24. WOW!Melanie! Five Years! Thant is great! Congrats!

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  25. Hi Stacy! You're a new author to me, but I'm liking what I read here! And I looked up your books' descriptions. All sounds like my kind of books. I can't wait to get to know you through your books more! Thanks for dropping by!

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  26. Melanie, Happy Five Year Blogoversary. I enjoy your blog. Stacy is a new author to me and this book sounds fascinating. I couldn't imagine being on a horse for 18 days and having such a long journey. Seems like a very determined lady for sure! So fun that Stacy and I share a love of Scrabble!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry S.

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  27. I really liked Stacie's first LI book. I know this one will be just as good. I like the idea of the trip with a Pony Express rider Makes me sore just thinking about it.
    I too love to play Scrabble.
    straitfromthehive(at)gmail(dot)com
    Shirley

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