Monday, February 18, 2013

Ann Shorey - When the Heart Heals

ANN SHOREY has been a full-time writer for over twenty years. Her writing has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Grandma’s Soul, and in the Adams Media Cup of Comfort series. She made her fiction debut with The Edge of Light, Book One in the At Home in Beldon Grove series for Revell, followed by Books Two and Three, The Promise of Morning and The Dawn of a Dream. The Sisters at Heart series, beginning with Where Wildflowers Bloom, is her latest offering from Revell. Book Two in the series, When the Heart Heals, released on February 15. 

When the Heart Heals ~ Courageous and unconventional, Rosemary Saxon served as a nurse during the Civil War, a service that has caused most women in town to regard her as unfeminine and even downright vulgar. Although she would like to put that part of her life behind her, she needs to support herself. She takes a nursing position with Dr. Elijah Stewart, but whenever they are together they always seem to do or say the wrong things. When someone threatens Rosemary, will she find the courage to stand or will she leave town—and Elijah—forever?


Ann's book sounds great, doesn't it? Fancy being thought of as unfeminine and vulgar for serving as a nurse? Want to know more about the author?  Here's a glimpse and a few small secrets about Ann Shorey. 


If I could go anywhere in the world tomorrow, it would be... I'd love to go back to Australia. My husband and I spent three weeks there several years ago. We visited our daughter's host family (from when she was an exchange student), then toured Alice Springs, Ayres Rock, then up to Cairns and down to Sydney. Spent several days on an island in the Great Barrier Reef--I'd do that again in a heartbeat! 

One thing I enjoyed today is... watching baby lambs frisk around during my morning walk past their pasture. They are so adorable when they're little.

A secret pleasure of mine is... Staying in bed after it's time to get up. The covers feel extra-snuggly when I know I should be up and about.

A moment that changed my life is... When I gave my life to Christ thirty-five years ago. Nothing else can compare, although becoming a mother was pretty awesome, too.

When I was a child I wanted to...Write, but everyone said I needed to do something to earn a living! So writing waited on the back burner until my family was grown. Then I pursued my dream by taking classes and practicing, practicing, practicing.

I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but... I hide chocolate from my husband in a secret place in one of my desk drawers. If it's sitting out, he eats it all!


Oh, that's too funny about the chocolate, Ann. I'm sure we're all guilty of hidden stashes here and there. And as for the delicious staying in bed longer than we should.... we're kindred spirits there too. 


How about you? Are you an early riser, or do you like to linger under the covers longer than you should? Add your comment below and you'll be in the draw to win Ann's When the Heart Heals. I'll announce the winner here on Friday. Good luck... :)