Monday, April 2, 2012

Carrie Turansky's "A Man To Trust"

Title: A Man To Trust
Publisher: It’s published by Love Inspired

Cover blurb: After years spent helping run her family’s Christian bookstore, it’s time for Adrie Chandler to give her own dream a chance. But can she trust the beloved shop to new manager Ross Peterson? The man is too handsome, too charming…too much a reminder of another dream Adrie had to let go of – marriage. Yet Ross surprises her by knowing a thing or two about making sacrifices. Suddenly, Adrie is questioning what she really wants. And whether the dreams she once thought unlikely are within reach after all.

1) How did this story come to you?
This story is the second in the Bayside Treasure Series. I wanted to tell Ross Peterson’s story. He was the best friend of the hero in the Seeking His Love. I also love music and thought the heroine’s dream of playing her flute professionally would be interesting to readers.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
A Man To Trust was contracted over a year ago as part of the series and it’s the third book I’ve written for Love Inspired.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I have a pet rabbit named Mercy who is a very cuddly and an ideal pet. I lived in Hawaii for eight years after we were first married and learned to do praise Hula and make flower leis. I wrote my first book when I was twelve, titled Passport to Paris.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I just turned in my fourth Love Inspired novel, Snowflake Sweethearts. It comes out in late November 2012. I am working on some historical ideas now…just starting out with those.

5) Parting comments?
Thanks very much for this chance to connect with readers and friends!

6) Where can fans find you on the Internet?
I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and also have a website: I offer an email newsletter every other month and the signup is on my website.


  1. please enter me I'm a follower

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

    1. Hi Apple Blossom, thanks for stopping by. I hope you will enjoy A Man To Trust. : )

  2. i have worked in the book selling industries for many years both as a bookstore owner and a distribution centre, so this novel would be dear to my heart. Thank you for the great interview, awesome giveaway and opportunity to win.

    mitzi underscore wanham at yahoo dot com

  3. Please enter me! Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  4. Thanks for the interview and giveaway! I read one of your books, Carrie, and really enjoyed it (the one about the woman with the scars--I'm drawing a blank on the title right now, LOL). I'd love to read this one, especially as I'm a musician myself (piano). Thanks for sharing your story, and best wishes on your continued writing successes!

    Thank you so much!


  5. Hi Emily, so glad you enjoyed Surrendered Hearts. Since you are a muscian A Man To Trust will be even more meaningful for you. I do hope you win or order a copy so you can enjoy this story. Blessings and happy reading!

  6. Hi Marianne, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. A Man To Trust would be a great book for you since you've been a bookstore owner. I'd love to hear your thoughts about how I did with capturing that setting. My son volunteered in a bookstore, so I was drawing on some of his expriences, and I used to work for a book distributor. I hope those details add to the story. I did call a bookstore manager who is a friend and ask her a few questions to help me while I was writing. : )

    Happy reading!

  7. I love books, and I played the flute in school,so this would be a fun read. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.
    Linda LaRock
    dlarock at wolfenet dot com

  8. A lovely interview thank you. I look forward to reading A MAN TO TRUST.


  9. I was just reading about this book this morning and it is one that interests me. Thank you for the opportunity of entering me.


  10. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous story :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com