The Christmas Duet Blog Tour: Rebekah Morris Interview + Book Spotlights

Rebekah Morris and Faith Blum have teamed up for a fun Christmas Duet Blog Tour! Why “Christmas Duet”? Because both books have titles that have to do with a Christmas song, that’s why! Be sure to check out the giveaway. 😉

Today I’m spotlighting both books, and I’ll also be interviewing Rebekah. Let’s get started! 😀

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(Intriguing cover, wow!)

His Law Is Love by Rebekah Morris

Will hate and fear drown the song of Christmas love?

Amelia is eagerly anticipating her first Christmas in the west, but she soon finds that her brother-in-law’s worry and her sister’s exhaustion reach far deeper than the cares of a ranch and a family. A rash of fires and cattle thefts is plaguing the area, and the three young orphans they’ve sheltered are under suspicion from their prejudiced neighbors.

As hostilities mount, Amelia seizes every opportunity to help and encourage, but how much can one girl do? Will Reverend Brown win the community over to the true spirit of love? And will help arrive before everything they hold dear is destroyed?

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About the Author

Rebekah A. Morris is a homeschool graduate, an enthusiastic freelance author, and a passionate writing teacher. Her books include, among others, Home Fires of the Great War, The Unexpected Request, Gift from the Storm, the Christmas Collection series, and her best selling Triple Creek Ranch series. Some of her favorite pastimes, when she isn’t writing, include reading, playing with her seven nieces and nephews, and coming up with dramatic and original things to do. (Sometimes with the nieces and nephews!) The Show-Me state is where she calls home.

 

 

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(Who else loves a good short story collection? Especially a Christmas one. 😀 )

O Come All Ye Faithful and other short stories by Faith Blum

  • O Come All Ye Faithful

Edwin wanted to be home, but instead he crouched in a trench. The English on one side of No Man’s Land and Germans on the other. What a way to spend Christmas. Could anything make it better?

  • Peace on Earth

Emmie and Elana are estranged sisters, torn apart by an old boyfriend five years earlier. Will they survive a night in the same hotel room after a blizzard forces them together or will peace on earth go out the window?

  • Silent Night

Christmas decorating had never gone this wrong. Jenna had just started when a crazy, gun-waving woman, walks right in the front door and ties her up in her own Christmas lights. Will Jenna even see her family this Christmas?

  • The Gift Goes On

Four friends and a year to reflect on. The year had been good for Carlotta, but Priscilla, Remus, and Newton all had at least one trial through the year. A mysterious giver the previous year had helped them all out, though. What would this year’s gifts bring?

  • O Christmas Tree

Gareth loves Christmas. But more than that, he loves Christmas tree hunting. As the family prepares for their annual trip, Gareth can barely contain his excitement. But what are all the spray bottles for?

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About the Author

Faith Blum is a small-town Wisconsin girl. She’s lived in, or outside of, small towns her whole life. The thought of living in a city with more than 60,000 people in it scares her, especially after some interesting adventures driving through big cities like Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Faith currently resides in the middle of the state of Wisconsin with her husband and their cat, Smokey. She is blessed to be able to have writing as her full-time career with household work and cooking to do on the side. She loves to paint walls as long as she doesn’t have to do hallways or ceilings.

When not writing, you can find her cooking food from scratch due to food allergies (fun), doing dishes (meh), knitting, crocheting, sewing, reading, or spending time with her husband (yay!). She is also a Community Assistant for the Young Writers Workshop and loves her work there. She loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her on her website.

Giveaway

Just like Rebekah and Faith teamed up for this tour, they have also teamed up on the giveaway!

Grand Prize: Paperback of each (US only)
1st Prize: eBook of each (International and US)
2nd Prize: eBook of choice (International and US)

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Author Interview

And now it’s time for that interview. 😀 (I’ve already interviewed Faith. Read it here.)

Join me in welcoming author Rebekah Morris to Once Upon an Ordinary! (And it’s about time too! 😀 She’s one of my favorite authors, and we are quite indebted to her for the Five Fall Favorites party.) *lots of applause*

*bows dramatically* *grins* You have to take some of the credit, Kate.

Rebekah, tell us a bit about yourself.

Sure! I’m the youngest of three children, an aunt to seven nieces and nephews, and a daughter of the King of kings. I’ve lived in Missouri my entire life, and have always been known as a drama queen. 🙂 My best friends are twins, and I was always creating things we could pretend. So, though I’ve had an active imagination all my life, I didn’t love writing until after I had graduated from high school.

What first made you decide you wanted to be an author?

I had written a “pretend” letter (making up events and using middle names) to some friends and they replied in like fashion. That was rather fun and we kept it up. After writing these “pretend letters” with different friends for several years, I ran out of available friends. (Why do people get so busy?) So my mom suggested I write a book. I didn’t expect to publish it, but it was something to do. I kept it in the same “letter” style I was used to, and 6 years later “Home Fires of the Great War” was published. Ever since then I’ve had stories in my brain and I have to write. 🙂

Congratulations on your book His Law Is Love! May we have an introduction?

Thank you. Of course.

Will hate and fear drown the song of Christmas Love?

Amelia is eagerly anticipating her first Christmas in the west, but she soon finds that her brother-in-law’s worry and her sister’s exhaustion reach far deeper than the cares of a ranch and a family. A rash of fires and cattle thefts is plaguing the area, and the three young orphans they’ve sheltered are under suspicion from their prejudiced neighbors.
As hostilities mount, Amelia seizes every opportunity to help and encourage, but how much can one girl do? Will Reverend Brown win the community over to the true spirit of love? And will help arrive before everything they hold dear is destroyed?

Do you have a quote or story passage that makes you smile?

Coleson made a noncommittal answer and then pointed to a distant smudge. “That’s Little Valley.”

Amelia stared. “But–where’s the valley?”

“There isn’t one. At least not to speak of. The town sits in a slight depression and you have to go up a hill, a very slight hill, to leave it.”

“Oh.”

What is your favorite aspect of the ordinary life God has blessed you with?

I love being able to stay at home and write and also have the freedom to babysit my nieces and nephews, minister at a local nursing home, and do other ministry opportunities. If I was working outside my home I wouldn’t be able to do the many things I do now.

Any plans for further projects?

Absolutely! I have a new Christmas Collection book that I’m hoping to get published before Christmas titled “Christmas Quilts.” I am also hoping to have a paperback (and possibly a kindle version as well) collection of my monthly stories ready for purchase by the end of the year.  Next year I am hoping to finished and publish two novels that I’ve been working on. And who knows, I may get another Christmas story or two written before this Christmas. 🙂 After that, there’s no telling what sort of things might happen, what stories might be created, what novels might grow from a short story! Stay tuned!

Thank you so much for coming!

Thanks so much for having me, Kate! I enjoyed chatting with you and your readers.

Hop on the rest of the tour!

November 26
Bookish Orchestrations – Introductory Post
Cover Lover Book Review – Book Spotlights

November 27
Read Another Page – Book Spotlight
Kaylee’s Kind Of Writes – Two Book Reviews
Jaye L. Knight – Excerpts

November 28
Lit Aflame – Book Review and Excerpt
Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections – Book Review of His Law is Love
Jenny Berlin – Excerpts

November 29
Frances Hoelsema’s Blog – Two Book Spotlights
Rebekah Ashleigh – Review of His Law is Love and Book Spotlights
Novels, Dragons, and Wardrobe Doors – Book Review and Spotlight
Salsa And Tea – Author Interviews

November 30
Purely by Faith Reviews – Two Book Reviews
Once Upon An Ordinary – Author Interview and Book Spotlights
In the Bookcase – Excerpts

December 1
Books, Life, and Christ – Two Book Reviews
Maidens for Modesty – Two Book Reviews
Chosen Vessels – Two Book Reviews
Harvest Lane Cottage – Two Book Reviews
Jessica Greyson – Book Spotlights
Twin Thoughts – Book Spotlights
Heart of the Rose – Two Book Reviews
Read Another Page – Book Spotlight and Review

December 3
Bookish Orchestrations – Giveaway winner


3 thoughts on “The Christmas Duet Blog Tour: Rebekah Morris Interview + Book Spotlights

  1. Thank you so much for letting me come and visit with your readers, Kate! 🙂 Yes, I agree, the cover of my book is rather unusual for a Christmas book. 😀 I hope you have time to read it this season.

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