A BRIDE'S DILEMMA takes place post Civil War. Here's a short blurb:
After witnessing the ravages of the Civil War, Travis Logan vowed to give up doctoring. But when fellow steamboat passenger Caleb Wharton collapses at his feet, Travis knows he must lend his aid. As the old man lies dying, he makes Travis promise to take care of his land and find Heaven. Travis can't help but wonder what Heaven has to do with a real place, so he heads to Caleb's farm to fulfill his promise... As Travis and Heaven both struggle to control their destinies, will they learn that only a heart that follows God can ever find peace on earth?
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Questions for Diana Brandmeyer:
Please tell us about your trip from writing category-length contemporary/romantic fiction and non-fiction to full-length historical fiction. Do you have any desire to venture in the other direction: perhaps a time-travel into a futuristic setting?
It has been an interesting journey. I started off writing for children! I do have an eclectic ‘bend’ to my writing as well as my life. I can’t seem to stay on ONE thing. As soon as I’m told I must write a certain way it seems I’m immediately pulled in another direction. For now though I’m enjoying writing historical fiction…but it might morph into historical suspense.
What have you learned on this journey of writing in many genres about Diana Brandmeyer the person, and Diana Brandmeyer the author?
In writing the different genres I realized they are equally is hard. It takes as much thought and care to write a 32 page picture book as it does an 80,000 word book. As for me, I am constantly being retaught the meaning of patience both in my writing life and real life. The other thing that seems to be prevalent is my desire to learn in both areas of my life. Hmm, maybe I can’t separate the two?
Between Angel’s blindness, and the setting of Friendship, TN, what kind of research did you have to do?
Train research took a lot of my time and places only a small part in the book. I went to the town of Friendship, talked to two wonderful ladies at City Hall. They had a lot of information to share.
What I enjoyed most about A BRIDE’S DILEMMA is one of its themes: luck vs. God’s Divine hand in life. As Christians we have faith that God is always with us and we must be with Him. Yet, as humans, we all experience bad times. Some of these times are heaped up to the point that some of us often feel as if we’re perpetually standing in that “wrong line” at the Grocery Store Of Life Horrors. Any thoughts?
Well said, Elaine. If you’re alive you’ve been in that “wrong line” more than once and likely to be there again. When you’re there it is so important to lean on God.
Thanks so much for having me on Everybody’s Story, Elaine.
Excerpt from A BRIDE'S DILEMMA:
What historical periods do you enjoy reading about and why?Diana looks forward to hearing from you ♥
Christian author, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, writes historical and contemporary romances. She’s also written We’re Not Blended-We’re Pureed, A Survivor’s Guide to Blended Families. Once widowed and now remarried she writes with humor and experience on the difficulty of joining two families. Her first historical A Bride’s Dilemma in Friendship, Tennessee released May 2012. She lives in Southern Illinois where the corn grows at a rapid rate behind her home.
She’s married and has 3 grown sons all on their own now, each of them bringing someone special to join the family. Yay! Daughter-in-laws!