Monday, September 27, 2010

Linore Rose Burkard's "The Country Courtship"


We're happy to have Linore Rose Burkard with us today talking about her book, The Country House Courtship. To learn more about Linore and her book, read on!

1) How did this story come to you?By necessity! My readers and publisher wanted a third in the regency series I started with BEFORE THE SEASON ENDS, and, THE HOUSE IN GROSVENOR SQUARE, so I took the next oldest daughter of the family, the sister of the heroine from the previous books, and gave her a book of her own. It was actually quite fun.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.Well, since it was an addition to a series, there was no tough journey to publication. The tough part of publishing (aside from writing) is keeping your book “alive” on the shelf, ie., the work of keeping it on the minds of readers.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.Let’s see…a. I became a Christian at the age of 17. b. I was miraculously delivered from a cigarette habit at my conversion. c. I’d rather swim in a pool than anywhere else, even though I grew up on the edge of Long Island, and my family boated and did beaches.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?I’ve been having a wonderful time in the worlds of two books, one of which I’ve just finished and is with my agent. It’s a contemporary romance with a big fun factor, but also a real poignancy having to do with women’s issues. And right now I’m finishing up a time-travel that I started some time ago and put aside to complete the contemporary.

5) Parting comments?Some readers may be disappointed if I don’t come out with a regency next, but I want to assure them that I have many regencies in various stages of completion, and I do expect (and hope) to publish them in time. As God provides!

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?I have a website, a devotional blog and a more “writerly” blog; And I’m often guest blogging all over the place. If they’ve seen the website, then just google my name for my latest web posts.

19 comments:

  1. I would love to read this one. I'm very partial to Regency era books.

    julesreffner(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. I have the first two books and would love to get the third.
    wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com

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  3. I've read the whole series and loved it! I would really like to win a copy of Before the Season Ends. That one was my favorite! Looking forward to Linore's future books, even if they're not regency :)

    homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

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  4. I would like to read any of Linore's books; please enter me in the draw.

    sbmarkle(at)eastlink(dot)ca

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  5. I love your books...and can wait for your time travel one to come out. What a wonderful idea to write about.
    God Bless,
    Heidi

    heidijohnjeff@verizon.net

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  6. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  7. This book looks wonderful. Please enter me.

    ~Steph
    soklad@hotmail.com

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  8. Oh I think my daughter likes this regency period as well, so that would be a great book to win.

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  9. I would love to have a copy of Before The Season Ends. Please include me!


    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  10. I keep seeing this one and think I'd love to read it. :O)
    Looks like a good one!
    estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

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  11. I really enjoy reading books during this time period.
    wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com

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  12. You have just made my day! Imagine a third book to this series...yippeee! I just completed "Before the Season Ends" a few weeks ago and I have "The House in Grosvenor Square" on my wish list. Needless to say "The Country House Courtship" is going on there as well. Glad to know you have several in the works...you keep writing and I'll keep reading! (grin!)
    Amazed by Grace,
    Brandi
    vi2005@aol.com

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  13. This is a very good read. (I don't want to win it because I own it.) Thanks.

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  14. Since I'm not familiar with Linore's writings yet, I would be very happy to win this book. In all fairness, I really want to read the two novels leading up to the third one in this giveaway. Guess I'd better look into doing that! Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win Linore's book. I hope I do!

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  15. Since I have seen any of these books in my local Christian bookstore, I haven't read any of them yet. I have put them on my list to look for them. I would sure like to win one, especially the first in the regency series.
    Thank you for being another Christian author,
    Kaye Whitney
    kayewhitney@bellsouth.net

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  16. I haven't read any of Linore's books yet and would love to win the first one in the regency series.

    purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

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  17. Pls add my name to the drawing. Would love to read Country House Courtship.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

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  18. I don't know if I can still sign up, lol! BUT I'd love to win one of the initial books (one or two)! I think you said she's out of the third, which would be ok since I haven't read any of them yet : / Sorry abotu that....I'm signing up to follow through Blogger by the way!
    THanks,
    Hannah
    hccelie[at]gmail[dot]com

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  19. I've loved Linore's books and would love to win The Country House Courtship, please include me. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

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