Monday, September 5, 2011

Margaret Daley's "From This Day Forward"

Title: From This Day Forward
Publisher: Summerside Press

Cover blurb: Rachel Gordon is stranded in South Carolina, pregnant, a recent widow when her husband fell overboard on the voyage to America. Nathan Stuart, a physician who came home from serving in the American army during the War of 1812, disenchanted with his life and the Lord, rescues Rachel and saves her life. Feeling responsible for her, Nathan tries to discourage her from living at a rundown farm her husband bought to start a new future in America. He wants her to return to England.

Rachel refuses to go back to England where her father disowned her for marrying against his wishes. The farm is all she has, and she is determined to make it on her own. But Nathan has other ideas and becomes her farmhand to discourage her from staying in America. Instead he ends up protecting her and being challenged by her. Can two wounded people heal each other?

1) How did this story come to you?
Years ago I wrote a secular book which was part of a three book series. The publisher stopped publishing historicals. This is based on the second story but I changed the time period to after the War of 1812 instead of the Revolutionary War. I like that period in American history.

2) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I was a cheerleader in high school. I can’t sing but then that wouldn’t really surprise my readers if they heard me. I hate liver, fish and coffee.

3) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I am writing the third book in A Town Called Hope Series for Love Inspired. After that I have my third book in the Men of the Texas Rangers Series for Abingdon Press to write.

4) Parting comments?
I love to write stories, especially ones with a faith element in them.

5) Where can fans find you on the internet?  Sign my guestbook on my website for a chance to win an autographed book.


  1. I'm quite interested in this story, Margaret. I love the 1812 setting as well. The cover really draws me as I expect it will for many other historical fans. Enjoyed the post!

  2. Great premise.

  3. I really like historical books,too. This book really got my attention! Please let me enter the contest to win this book! I would be honored to have this book on my library shelf!! Many thanks!!!!!!

  4. Thanks, Debra, Sarah and mrst72443 for stopping by. Good luck in the drawing.

  5. Oh I know I would really enjoy this book. Please enter me.


  6. Thank you so much for the chance to win this. This sounds like a great book. I would love to read this.


  7. FROM THIS DAY FORWARD looks like a wonderful read.


  8. This is a new author to me but her books sounds so good. would love to win a book.Thanks

  9. I haven't read many historicals in that time period and would like to. Plus the story just sounds fun! Thanks for the interview and giveaway! I'd love to win!

  10. would love to win

  11. I love the cover of From This Day Forward. I would like to win a copy of this book. I enjoy Margaret's books.

    God Bless,

  12. would love to read this book, please enter me in the contest thank you Carol E

  13. I was just looking at this book yesterday at the LifeWay Christian Bookstore, would love to read it.


  14. Sounds like she wanted to keep the memories of her husband alive by staying in the place where they bought. The other gentleman thinks if he discourages her she will go back an begin a new life with him. sound interesting.

  15. I have had my eye on this book ever since I first saw the cover and heard what the story is about! Since I live in SC any historical fiction taking place in SC on a plantation has my full attention! Thank you for the opportunity to win this book!

  16. This sounds like a really good read !!

  17. I'm so glad you all stopped by. I left a second comment earlier, but it didn't appear. Probably floating around in cyberspace somewhere. I really like the cover of From This Day Forward. I thought Summerside did a great job on it. Good luck in the drawing to everyone.

  18. Sounds amazing!! The cover blurb has really grabbed my attention and I would love to win it and read it!!

    kcmelone at yahoo dot com

  19. oops, I almost missed this blog on Margaret's tour! I really want to read her newest so please enter me. Love her books. Thanks!!!

  20. I would love to read this story, set after the War of 1812. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book.


  21. I love historical fiction especially placed in the South.
    Would love to win this book.


  22. I enjoy historical novels and especially with Christian elements to the story. Sounds like a wonderful book. Please enter me in the free book drawing. Thank you!!
    ~Daisy Adams

  23. Oh, yes please enter me thanks
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  24. This sounds like a story that I would really enjoy. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

    countrysunset40 (at) aol dot com

  25. Oh...I want to register to win a copy of your book...sounds very good from the

  26. Courtney, I hope you get a chance to read From This Day Forward.
    Jackie, it's great seeing you here.
    Wilma, I love books placed in the South. That's where I'm from.
    Carol, I love the time period of my book. We're still such a young country.
    Daisy, I agree about reading historicals especially with a faith element.
    Abi, waving to you.
    Tracy, good luck in the drawing.
    Eyeballlucy, your name caught my attention.