Monday, April 11, 2011

Susan Page Davis' "Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada"

We're happy to have Susan Page Davis with us today talking about her book Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island, Canada. To learn more about Susan and her book, read on!

Title: Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island
Publisher: Summerside Press

Cover blurb: Prince Edward Island pulls out all the stops to prepare for the visit of Prince Albert Edward (Queen Victoria’s son, later King Edward VII) in 1860. Molly Orland, a farmer’s daughter, is hired as a housemaid at the governor’s mansion, where the prince and his entourage will stay. Peter Stark is sent ahead of the royal party to ensure the arrangements are in order. Though Peter and Molly are attracted to each other, there seems to be no future for them, since Peter must soon leave with his master, the Earl of Washburn, and Molly will lose her job if discovered to be engaging in a flirtation with one of the visitors. However, Molly’s family harbors a secret that connects her family to Washburn’s. Can she and Peter overcome the past and set right a 60-year-old wrong?

1) How did this story come to you?
I thought of it after reading some historical material on Prince Edward Island and learning about the Prince of Wales’s 1860 goodwill tour of British North America and the United States.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
This one was not typical. The editor and I had talked several times about working together, but up to that point a story line hadn’t clicked for both of us. When Summerside Press decided to cross the border into Canada with the Love Finds You line, Rachel Meisel asked if I’d like to write a story set in PEI. I lived in Maine then, and was within five or six hours’ drive of the island. I jumped at the chance, we worked out the story line, and I went to PEI to do research.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I am a stroke survivor (it happened 13 years ago, and no cause was found); I’m descended from John Alden of Mayflower fame; and I collect old tea tins.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I just finished a Texas historical called Captive Trail. It’s about a young woman who spent 12 years with the Comanche and is found lying unconscious in the road by a stagecoach driver. Moody Publishers will release this title September 1 as part of the new Texas Trails series, which I’m writing with two other authors, Darlene Franklin and Vickie McDonough. We’re each writing two books.
And I’m working on Lady Anne’s Quest, in which an English lady searches for her uncle in 1855 Oregon. She needs to tell him that he’s now the Earl of Stoneford—but he disappeared into the American West twenty years ago, and he’s a hard man to find. Especially when two bumbling crooks are out to stop her and an assassin has her uncle in his sights. This is Book 2 of my Prairie Dreams series for Barbour Publishing. Book 1 (The Lady’s Maid) will release October 1.

5) Parting comments?
Thanks for having me over today, Dawn! I love visiting with you and your friends. I’m delighted that we’re giving away a copy of Love Finds You in Prince Edward Island.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
My Website is: www.susanpagedavis.com and I give away free books there every month. Come see me there or on Facebook.

31 comments:

  1. I love Susan's books, and was so excited when I first learned she was writing a book set in PEI! I've never been there in person...just through the Anne of Green Gables books. :o)

    Please sign me up!
    Christy
    orca0024@yahoo.com

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  2. Great post and a great book! I love Prince Edward Isle and would love to win this book!
    Please enter me in the drawing.
    Linda Cacaci
    LinCaca3@aol.com

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  3. This also sounds like an interesting read!! Please add my name to win!! margie at mijares dot net

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  4. I love the LFY series. Please include me in this book giveaway. thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  5. I enjoy reading the Love Finds You books. Please enter me.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. Being a Canadian who has visited the lovely province of PEI, I would most enjoy reading this story! Thanks for the chance. I am a follower and subscriber.

    freda.mans[at]gmail.com

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  7. I am certain I will love this book! I am a huge fan of P.E.I. and of Queen Victoria. I love historical romance and anything combining history and Prince Edward Island is bound to grab my attention as this has just done. :) Please enter me into the draw. Many thanks, Sarah

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  8. I posted a comment and it didn't come through yet, or do I just think I posted a comment, because I am trying to win this book on several different blogs. Yikes! I have become a blogstalker with this one! Please enter me! Thanks!

    dianalflowers@aol.com

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  9. This one sounds like a great read. Please enter me! dancealert at aol dot com

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  10. This sounded like a great read. Please enter me!

    dancealert at aol dot com

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  11. My comment from this afternoon did not show up yet so just in case I'm putting another one up. Please enter me...I love the cover, the locale and the storyline. I think this is the third time I've tried to post, hope the third time is the charm.:)

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  12. This cover is so pretty! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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  13. I haven't read your books but do love historical fiction, and this one sounds like it has some real drama too. Would love to read it! Thanks for writing good clean books!

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  14. Oops! Forgot my email: workamper2530@yahoo.com

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  15. I really enjoy reading the LFY books, and PEI is a favorite place ...after reading Anne of Green Gables.


    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  16. I, too, enjoy the LFY series! And I love reading about PEI (yes, I'm an Anne of Green Gables addict). Plus, I'm from Maine and I enjoy reading 'local' authors. Thanks for the great interview, and please enter me in the giveaway!

    -Emily
    hendrickson_emily(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  17. Oh, brother, I forgot to put my email on above comment about the storyline, setting, and cover. Sheesh!

    dianalflowers@aol.com

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  18. I think this sounds like such a fun book, please enter me to win, thank you!!

    caseymh18(@)Gmail.com

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  19. Hey I just saw this one in my local Christian bookstore yesterday! I was pawing through her newest shipment. :) I told her the Ladies Shooting Club is a good series and she should stock it too. Thanks for entering me.
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

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  20. We have visited beautiful PEI. I would love to read a story based on the island.

    dlarock at wolfenet dot com

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  21. This sounds like an awesome book! I love the time era it's set in. Would love to win!

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  22. I'm an email subscriber, please enter me!

    This book looks awesome! :)

    booklovercb at yahoo dot com

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  23. Looks like a fun book to read. I'm a follower & subscriber.

    homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

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  24. Though born in U.S. I'm also Canadian by marriage and am so glad you have set this book in beautiful PEI. I have my fingers crossed for the drawing and will also look for your titles in our library. Thanks!

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  25. I subscribe and I am tossing my name in that hat. I love Susan's books.

    joyfulhutch(at)msn(dot)com

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  26. LFY in Prince Edward Island sounds like a lovely story, I look forward to reading Susan's newest book!
    I'm a subscriber.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  27. Thanks, everybody! And thank you, Dawn, for having me in. I loved writing this book and my visit to the island. I took my two teenagers, and we had a great time. Of course we went to see Green Gables!

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  28. I'd love to win! Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

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  29. I LOVE these books. Have read several of them and would enjoy reading this one. Please enter me in the contest.

    cgdinasia@yahoo.com

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  30. I am eager to read this book, I LOVE the Love Finds You series! Thanks for the chance.

    I am an email subscriber.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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