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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Interview & Giveaway!! The Union of the North and the South by Ann Mock!

Welcome to Christian Bookshelf Reviews, Ann!! Will you tell us a little about yourself? 
Award-winning author Ann Mock lives in Florida with her husband Dave and her faithful companion, Happy. In 2015 "The Union of the North and the South" earned Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite international book award contest in the Romance-Christian category.
She was also very pleased when "The Union of the North and the South" received the Readers' Favorite five-star seal in 2014.

What is your novel, The Union of the North and the South, about?
Romance and suspense come alive in this uplifting Christian novel set in the South in the 1870s.

The reader will fall in love with the intriguing story of Laura who overcomes personal tragedy, and is forced to hide a secret that, if revealed, will cause her great heartache. Amidst the revitalized social scene of a South recovering from the War Between the States, Laura has to sacrifice one of her most precious desires in order to protect someone she loves above all else.  Yet as the world around the Malcolm family improves they are also forced to overcome numerous challenges. Sitting on the banks of the Mississippi, Oak Grove, the ancestral home of the family, and the oaks that shaded it symbolize the Malcolms’ courage, resilience, and strength. Can Laura make her enemies become allies as she confronts her secret and finds the strength to forgive as well as to love again?

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk? 
I like to write with my dog Happy sitting in my lap.

Where do you like to write?
In my Lazy-boy chair.

What do you like to do when you're not writing? 
I enjoy ballroom dancing and cruising on oceans and rivers both in Europe and the United States.

What is your favorite genre to read and why? 
Christian romances

What is your least favorite genre to read?

Is there a place you'd like to visit, but haven’t yet?

Do you have a favorite Bible verse?
23rd Psalm

What is your favorite holiday? 

What is your favorite season and why is it your fav?
Spring. Pretty flowers.

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  1. Interesting author who is new to me. I enjoy historical fiction, especially when it is of the Civil War era. This sounds like a book I will want to read.

    Most amusing comment to me in this interview is that Ann Mock enjoys writing with her dog on her lap! Go, Ann!

    1. It was very hard to write with him in my lap but he is so sweet and I didn't want to ignore him. Thanks for the wonderful comment Phyllis!

  2. I enjoy books written about the Civil War Era. Ann Mock is a new-to-me author, but I will definitely be adding this book to my TBR pile.

    1. Thanks Heather! I appreciate your interest so much!

  3. Sounds like a good book! Love trying new authors! Shelia Hall sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. I really liked the interview with Ann and learning about her book .
    The Union of the North and the South, which looks like a wonderful read.
    Thank you

    1. Thanks Jackie! Melanie did such a wonderful job with the interview. She has been great to work with!

  5. This sounds interesting! Ann's a new author to me so I'll be interested to see how her books are. I'm a huge fan of historical novels, so this is right up my alley! =) Psalm 23 is also one of my favorites. Thanks!

    1. I am so glad you are interested! You are so nice to write such a nice comment!

  6. This book sounds so incredibly up my alley! If I saw it at the library, it would be coming home with me! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    1. Your library might carry it if you don't win. I know most libraries will if you ask. Thanks so much Bekah for taking time to write such a nice comment! Ann

  7. This sounds like a great read. I agree with your Iceland choice. I would love to visit there too! Rubs and pats to Happy!

    1. Thanks so much for your reply Lori. I hope we both get to go to Iceland one day. I will certainly give Happy rubs and pats from you!

  8. You are so sweet to say that Yafania! I had so much fun writing it! If you want to see the book trailer it is on YouTube under the title of the book. It is 58 seconds long and my husband really did a good job showing what my book is about with our pictures we took on the Mississippi River.

    thanks for the chance to win

    1. Thanks you so much Anne for entering! Everyone has been so wonderful and supportive. I wish all of you could have won! Many blessings, Ann


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