Hi guys! Can you believe it’s time for another Beautiful People? I know I say this every month, but wow. Time flies. It really does.
This month I’m interviewing a character from the novel I’ll be working on during April, Once a Stratton. Her name is Lilli Strauss, and she’s the main character of the aforementioned story. I believe you’ve heard of Lilli before. If not, there’s no time like the present to meet her. 😉
Before we dig into the questions, take a look around you (assuming you’re viewing this post on my blog). Notice anything … different? *flips hair*
(I’m not sure why I felt a need to flip my hair. It was an impulse. It must make sense, right? Or are my impulses really that random? Your thoughts?)
To Whisper Her Name by Tamera Alexander
A Belle Meade Plantation Novel (#1)
Set at Nashville’s historic Belle Meade Plantation, the most influential thoroughbred stud farm in America’s history, To Whisper Her Name weaves the struggles of real people of the post-war South with the journeys of a man and a woman scarred by betrayal.
Olivia Aberdeen, destitute widow of a man shot as a traitor to the South, is shunned by proper society and gratefully accepts an invitation from “Aunt” Elizabeth Harding, mistress of Belle Meade Plantation. Expecting to be the Harding’s head housekeeper, Olivia is disillusioned when she learns the real reason Elizabeth’s husband, Confederate General William Giles Harding, agreed to her coming. Not finding the safe haven she expects, Olivia is caught off guard by her feelings for Ridley Adam Cooper, a Southern man who seems anything but a Southern gentleman.
Branded a traitor by some, Ridley Cooper, a Southern son who chose to fight for the Union, is a man desperate to end the war still raging inside him. Determined to learn “the gift” that Belle Meade’s head horse trainer and former slave, Bob Green, possesses, Ridley harbors secrets that threaten both their lives.
As Ridley seeks to make peace within himself for “betraying” the South he loved, Olivia is determined to never be betrayed again.
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Today I’ll be interviewing my fellow-author, David B. Hunter. In pink. My favorite color. David gets to ‘speak” in blue, which is his favorite color.
Glad to have you here today, David. And now begins the
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Kind of a tough one. Well, when I was four years old I dictated a book that my mom wrote down. Does that count? But when I recently started to want to be a writer? I would say May of 2014. I found a Pinterest page of a writer and read a bunch of different articles. I had wanted to be an author before that, but it wasn’t until after this, that I actually started pursuing writing.
Reveille by David B. Hunter is the story of Ben Anderson, a teenage boy who joins the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Reveille (the first book of the Boy Bugler series) got off to a slow start with Ben joining the First Iowa and starting his training as a bugler (as he is too young to be an actual solider). However, soon Ben is off on great adventures; from spying on the enemy camp, to freeing a young African-American boy, to taking part in one of the most bloodiest battles in American history! But the greatest adventure of all comes when Ben must choose between what he wants to do … and what is right.
If you like exciting adventures and can overlook some minor flaws in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and the occasional awkward sentence, you will enjoy this book.
My favorite things about Reveille
Besides the action, I loved the Christian themes and the very real characters.
I give Reveille 4/5 stars.
How can you find out more about Reveille?
Here is the link to David B. Hunter’s personal site/blog. 🙂