Wednesday, May 18, 2011


What's a blog tour?

Many writers and readers may not be familiar with this kind of event. It's like a book tour, but in blog format. Many bloggers post about an author's book during the same time. Bloggers might include book reviews, author interviews, or just a blurb of the book's back cover. This gives the book some added attention.

As a writer, I do some guest-posting on different blogs. I do some interviews and book give-aways. To readers, I suggest keeping up with my blog or finding me on Facebook so you have a chance to participate and possibly win a free book!

Here's what my book, Undaunted Faith, is all about:

The McCabe brothers have their hands full. Trouble on the range and trouble in town. But they never expected their sweet schoolteacher, Bethany Stafford, to join in the mix of woe. When her reputation is unfairly tarnished, Pastor Luke McCabe is quick to propose marriage. But Bethany wants better than just a marriage of necessity to save her good name. Could Luke ever come to love a plain “little field mouse” like her?

Dr. Annetta Cavanaugh has her own questions about men and their intentions. While Pastor Jake McCabe seems sincere, she still has her doubts about him. But after he accompanies her on a medical call, she sees a whole new side of him and can't help but admit her attraction to the handsome pastor.

However, there’s evil brewing in town—a lawlessness that even the sheriff cannot tamp down. Finally, it comes face-to-face with both Luke and Jake and it threatens the lives of the women they love. Are the McCabe brothers ready for the fight of their lives?

I really enjoyed writing about the Arizona Territory. I have a passion for the Southwest. I've always enjoyed hearing from our missionaries in New Mexico and I have a cousin and friends in Arizona. So it was with much passion that I researched the area in this time period (1867). My friend and editor, Anne McDonald helped me by calling the director of Yuma, Arizona's Historical Society. So I feel my story will give readers a good sense of what it might have been like to walk in Bethany's shoes. She came from Wisconsin and the Arizona Territory was quite the shock to her system.

How would you handle such a transition? Have you ever moved from one side of our country to the other? Are you from a country other than the United States?

I always love to hear from my readers.

~Andrea Boeshaar

1 comment:

Joy Avery Melville said...

Thoroughly enjoyed this book, Andrea.
I did feature you on my own blog this week - up until Tues the 24th - and appreciated the privilege in doing so very much.
Thank you for providing those of us who love to read the historical romances with a deeper, more meaningful read as you have so many times before.
May God continue to bless you with equally good stories to tell for us to read and enjoy.