Monday, December 6, 2010

Elizabeth Goddard's "Praying for Rayne"

We're happy to have Elizabeth Goddard with us today talking about her book, Praying for Rayne.To learn more about Elizabeth and her book, read on!

Title: Praying for Rayne
Publisher: Heartsong Presents

Cover blurb:Water speaks to Rayne like nothing else on the planet.
Which is why she cannot simply stay on the farm and marry Paul like everyone expects. Her job designing and choreographing magnificent fountains is a dream come true—so why does it seem that no one who says they love her can understand her need to create, to express the beauty she sees?
When Jack comes to FountainTech to manage its team of creative designers, he is amazed at the high level of talent he finds there. Expecting to challenge his team, he soon finds his own ideas being challenged, too—professionally and personally. When charges of corporate espionage and theft arise, will the blossoming love between Rayne and Jack survive, or will it shrivel and die like a plant on the vine?

1) How did this story come to you?
I knew the title and I knew I needed corporate espionage. One night I watched a program about incredible water sculptures and the people who create them and I immediately knew that would fit perfectly for this story.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
 Praying for Rayne is the third book in a series for Heartsong Presents that will be repackaged into Barbour’s Romancing America, this one set in North Dakota. I’m not sure of that title yet. But the proposal was with my editor for two years before she bought it.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
 Since I’ve answered this question several times here and on other blogs, I’m not sure I have anything left! But I’ll give it a try. I’m a member of a creative family, both musically and artistically. I used to be in high-level software sales. My husband’s family are ranchers in Montana.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’m working on two deadlines right now. Under the Redwood Tree, a contemporary romance for Heartsong Presents, and Freezing Point, a romantic suspense for Love Inspired Suspense. Both titles release in October 2011. Next will be the second book in my three book Heartsong Series called Redwood Coast (the series title), and hopefully, something more for Love Inspired Suspense.

5) Parting comments?
I hope readers continue to enjoy my stories because I love putting them on paper. Also releasing this month is The Camera Never Lies, a mystery romance with Barbour Publishing.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet? and


  1., please enter me for the contest

  2. Sounds like a great book to read !

  3. I would like to be considered for this giveaway!
    Blessings to you for your dedication to write for God's glory!
    chakasa58 at gmail dot com

  4. Please enter me I would love to read this!

    dancealert at aol dot com

  5. I love the story line! Please enter me in the drawing!

  6. What a clever title for your book, Elizabeth. The story must have been difficult to write with espionage in the picture and I congratulate you for doing so. I can see a successful book in this story. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win this interesting book. I've never read anything about water sculptures and would enjoy winning this book. I hope I do win.

    Christmas Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  7. Very interesting premise for story. I would love to read it!


  8. I also would love to read this...thank you for the opportunity!


  9. I love the interview and the storyline. Please enter me.

  10. What a interesting story this sounds like. Please enter me.


  11. Hi Beth. What a treat to be sharing a blog interview with my ACFW pal! You are really busy with all your upcoming releases. This book sounds wonderful, and I congratulate you on all your writing successes.

    Sandra Robbins

  12. I love the charcters' name! Sounds like a great story!


  13. I stayed on the farm and married Jack and they were the best years of my life. I still live in the same house and have for 67 years. I wouldn't know how to move and change my life and i wouldn't want to. But I do love reading about other people who take chances and live a dream come true. Elizabeth Goddard's "Praying for Rayne" sounds like a great read.

  14. I'm a subscriber thanks for the giveaway
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  15. Fascinating to read how the story came to you--title first; neat.

    sdeeth at msn dot com

  16. Greetings from a fellow believer!

    Am quite intrigued with not only the title of your book, but also the information gleaned from your interview. I really want to read this book, and hope you will include me in your giveaway of this title.
    To God be the Glory! And you do it all so well!!

  17. I'd love the chance to read your book. Please enter my name into your drawing.


  18. Sounds like an interesting story! Would love to have it. Thanks.

  19. Sounds like a good read and an interesting topic. Please enter me in the give away!! Thanks

  20. This book sounds really exciting. Please enter me in the contest!

  21. I love fountains! I'd love to be entered for Praying for Rayne. Thanks.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  22. Elizabeth's book sound like a great story and I would love to win.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

  23. This sounds like a great story and I would love the chance to win a copy. Thanks!!


  24. would you please tell me the Bible verse that is in the front of the book . i loved this book and named my daughter after the characters name because of that verse and i cant remember it . please help me