Thursday, November 2, 2017

Interview with Inspirational Romance Author Regina Andrews



Gina had a golden, happy childhood where she felt loved and cherished every day. She grew up feeling like she could do anything. Even when she began writing early on, her parents would eagerly listen to her stories around the kitchen table. She can't imagine a better start and is so thankful for the blessing of the love her family showered on her. 

The Perfect Proposal is a sweet romance and I totally enjoyed it. The conversations between a wealthy man, who owns a corporation, and his very attractive secretary help to make this story come alive. I believe the conversation between these two main characters helps us to understand who they are. Lindsey is a devout Christian and Dean is beginning to realize why she is the person she is. I loved this sweet story.” --Review by Linda Weaver Clarke

Welcome to my blog, Regina. This is one book that I'm grateful I read. It was so fun. Where did you get your inspiration for The Perfect Proposal?

This book is loosely based on my personal experience. I was taking care of my mother after my father passed unexpectedly, and then I met someone...

Wow! I didn’t know that about this story when I read it. How romantic! Please give us a description of your book.

Never in her wildest dreams did Lindsay Richardson imagine that her life would shift from that of a quiet elementary school teacher to being the assistant to Dean Singleton Copley, one of the nation's most dynamic business leaders in the high-powered corporate world.

Although Lindsay desperately needs this new job, she is mourning the loss of her father and facing the unexpected twists her life has taken. Her struggles extend to not knowing what God expects from her regarding Dean Singleton Copley, the dashing bachelor, a man so different from her on the surface...yet, also, scarred from events in his past.

Finding out what life has in store for her is a great challenge. Is Dean Singleton Copley destined to become more than an employer to her?

Tell us about your second novel: Glory of the Heart.

Perrin Marlowe, a war hero, has based his life on the ideals of his father and pursued a livelihood in the realm of stonework and masonry. Returning to Sterling Lakes, he finds the truth about his past in the attic of CC Cogshell's house--and for CC, who has started a new life in this rural New England town, this seminal move in her life as she leaves a terrible relationship may lead her to places she never dreamed of going. It is through the past that they will both be able to move into their futures...will it be a future they can share together?

You love to write Inspirational Romance. What intrigues you most about this genre?

What a great, question, Linda. Thank you for asking.

To me, as a writer, and as a woman who adores God, I would say this: Inspirational Romance, at least the ones I write, are different from traditional romances because of a few things, First, my inspirational romances have 3 main characters.

Traditional romances have 2 - hero and heroine.

My books have 3 main characters - hero, heroine and God.

Another thing is that God's presence is often subtle in the book, and the hero and heroine might be having a shaky time with their faith. Or they might not have any faith. Or they might be mad at God and renounced their faith, or lost it for some other reason.

Yet, in the end, with all the obstacles overcome and (some) questions answered, the hero and heroine get through their personal faith crises and let the love of God into their hearts...yet, only through God's grace.

Each instance is different, showing us how much God loves us, cares for us and is there with us in the journey of life. And the journey of faith.

That was a beautiful and perfect description of your books. Where is your website and blog so my readers can check out your recent and past books that you have written?

Thank you for this wonderful interview, Regina. I hope my readers will check out your books.

24 comments:

Sonja said...

I would love to read Regina's book! I haven't read any of her books yet but I am sure I would love this clean and sweet romance.

Library Lady said...

I am intrigued by the book, "Glory of the Heart".
Mystery and Romance together, now that is my kind of book.
Janet E.
von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

Gina said...

Hi Linda and thank you so much for hosting me this week on your blog and for featuring two of my books. It's a delight to be here and I am looking forward to chatting with your readers!

Larry Hammersley said...

Thanks to you Linda for interviewing Regina, such a fine author. Regina you write such inspirational novels with the characters up against obstacles in their lives. I love that type story line. I've read Proposal and two of your heart stories but have not read Glory of the Heart. I have enjoyed your novels. Linda, toss my name in the drawing for Glory of the Heart. Regina I like your take on three characters instead of just two. That is a gifted insight. It encourages me to put the Lord into more than just a few of my writings. My best to you always. lhammersley(at)comcast(dot) net.

Miss Mae said...

Hi Linda and Regina,

Congrats on your newest releases, Regina, and I love the concept of "Glory of the Heart". Mystery is always an added bonus!

Delightful interview, ladies. :)

Jonathan Andrews said...

Hi Linda and Regina. Great stories for all your fans to read..😉🤗🙂😃😋☺️Keep up the good work!!!! Cheers

Nancy Luebke said...

I really enjoy inspirational romance. I already have The Perfect Proposal in my TBR pile.So "GLory of the Heart" looks good too. Thanks for this opportunity.

Ann Mock said...

I remember how much I enjoyed your book that earned Readers’ Favorite five star review “Light of the Heart”. I know your new book will be good too! I enjoyed this blog Linda did and the great questions she asked you.

Gail Pallotta said...

I've read several of Regina's books including The Perfect Proposal, and I enjoy her sweet romances!

Jan Hall said...

I enjoyed this interview a d would love to read this book.
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lisa edge said...

I enjoy inspirational romances. Would love to read these. Kiplitatyahoodotcom

Diane Craver said...

I read The Perfect Proposal, and several of Regina's other books. They are great reads and the characters are wonderful.

bison61 said...

thank you for your giveaway - I would like to read Glory of the Heart.

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Laurean Brooks said...

Regina Andrews is a talented writer who gets to the heart of her characters's issues. Her stories grab you and keep you glued to the pages, then leave you believing that all is well with the world.

Great interview. I enjoyed learning more about you and your reasons for writing.

One Woman Juggler Dawn said...

Both books sound great and inspirational!! Love a good and encouraging book!! Thanks! cokykatchun@gmail.com

Melanie Backus said...

These books sound great!

Nancy Luebke said...

Looks like an interesting story. Thanks for this opportunity. jluebke@frontier.com

Jana Leah B said...

Both of these sound great. I love a good romance. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Gina said...

Thank you, readers stopping in to Linda's fantastic blog for all your kind comments on my books. You all inspire me!

Linda, I am so grateful that you are my friend and writing sister! Thank you for having me on your blog, I appreciate it very much!

Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Just a note to say that everyone who comments will get a free ebook, "Glory of the Heart". I know you'll enjoy it.

As for "The Perfect Proposal," the author will pick a winner of this ebook and get in touch with her.

Susan Smoaks said...

thank you for the chance to win. i can't wait to read this.

BookLady said...

What wonderful romance books! Thanks for the great giveaway.
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Donna Jacoby said...

I would love to receive either book as they both sound like good stories. Thank you for the giveaway! donnajacoby2014{at}gmail{dot}com

Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Regina would love to give an ebook to all those to commented. Susan Smoaks, if you're interested in having an ebook, please post your email so she can get in touch with you.