Welcome Emily Conrad to Inspy Romance to talk with us about her new inspirational romance: To Bring You Back!
I’m excited about this release! Who doesn’t love a Christian musician?! And I love to hear about regional romances!
Thank you for having me! I’m excited to be here! I wanted to share about: Four Regional Romances to Transport You Around The Country – Even If You’re Stuck At Home
I’m writing to you from the passenger seat of our car somewhere in North Dakota, between Theodore Roosevelt National Park and Billings, Montana, where we’ll spend the night before driving to the next spot on our road trip itinerary.
This portion of the country has a feel all its own—wide open spaces, stretches of silence, rugged badlands and expansive grasslands dotted with bison, wild horses, and antelope.
But then, every area of the country has its own feel, and each region influences the lives of the people who live there in unique ways.
Though I’m privileged to get to visit many corners of our country on our trips, I also enjoy a deeper look at life in those places through fiction. Each time I pick up a romance with a strong local flavor, it’s like getting another vacation without leaving home.
If you’re looking for a getaway, here are some romances that are sure to transport you to different regions of the country:
1. Head west with This Wandering Heart by Janine Rosche. Robbie and Keira venture to some far-flung locations in this story—Keira’s secretly the travel blogger Kat Wanderfull, after all—but she, Robbie, and Robbie’s adorable daughter, Anabelle, call Montana home. Follow along as the couple navigates old hurts for a chance at love and a future together.
2. Enjoy a stay a little farther west in lush Washington state in True to You by Becky Wade. Sloping tree-covered hillsides, picturesque waterways, and yes, even overcast skies form a lovely tapestry for this romance between bookish historical-village owner, Nora, and former Navy SEAL, John. With moments of sweet humor and a genealogical puzzle to solve, this story will keep you turning pages.
3. Venture south with a long-standing favorite author of mine, Janet Ferguson. We’ve been critique partners for years now, and I first started reading her work with her second book, but if you’re new to her Southern Hearts series, I recommend starting with her first, Leaving Oxford, which will take you to charming Oxford, Mississippi. There, you’ll meet (and fall in love with) quirky advertising guru, Sarah Beth, and former-celebrity-college-quarterback-turned-football-coach, Jess.
4. Escape up north to the serene shores of Lake Superior with To Bring You Back by Emily Conrad. Yes, that’s me! Northern Wisconsin and Michigan are some of my favorite places to visit, so I combined some of those locales to create the fictionalized town where I set my Rhythms of Redemption Romances. Enjoy the backdrop of a small tourist town on the shores of Lake Superior as you follow along with Adeline, a church secretary and hot dog vendor, as her now-famous high school crush descends on her quiet life with one goal in mind: to confront the past Adeline’s desperate to forget. This second-chance romance releases 8/16 and is available for preorder from many of the major online retailers. You can also enter to win one of 50 free Kindle copies through a Goodreads giveaway here. (Giveaway ends 8/7.)
I love it, Emily and thanks for the mention!! I hope you have a wonderful trip!
More about Emily:
Emily Conrad writes contemporary Christian romance that explores life’s relevant questions. Though she likes to think some of her characters are pretty great, the ultimate hero of her stories (including the one she’s living) is Jesus. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their energetic coonhound rescue. She is the author of the stand alone novel Justice and the Rhythms of Redemption Romance series, as well as a series of short stories, which she emails in installments to subscribers. Learn more about her and her books at emilyconradauthor.com.
About To Bring You Back:
He’s determined to confront the past she’s desperate to forget.
When Adeline Green’s now-famous high school crush descends on her quiet life, a public spotlight threatens to expose her deepest regret. After eight years of trying to bury her mistakes under a life of service, she’s broke financially and spiritually. The last thing she can afford is feelings for the man who took center stage in her past—even if he does claim to know the secret to her redemption.
Gannon Vaughn and his rock band, Awestruck, have conquered the music industry, but he can’t overcome his feelings for Adeline. When he hears she’s struggling, he sets out to turn her life around and win back the love he lost to poor choices eight years ago.
But when Gannon’s fame and their mutual regrets jeopardize their relationship anew, will grace be enough to bring them back to God and each other?
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This is such a short list of regions, considering our country has 50 states and so many different regions! What are your favorite regional romances and where are they set?