Louise M. Gouge – Then Came Love – Giveaway



Welcome to Louise M. Gouge as my visitor to my web site.  AfterLouise-M-Gouge-Portrait-2010 studying her newest novel, Then Got here Love, and completely having fun with it, I seemed ahead to this interview.  Louise M. Gouge has written twenty novels, together with Hannah Rose, first place winner of the distinguished Inspirational Readers’ Selection Award. Louise has e-published 5 of her out of print novels, two unique novels, and one unique novella. When she isn’t writing, she and her husband of fifty years love to go to historic websites and museums.

A J: If money and time didn’t enter within the equation, what can be your dream?

Louise: I might like to journey at a leisurely tempo, visiting historic websites across the U. S. to get inspiration for my tales. Having the Web for analysis, I haven’t traveled as a lot as I used to so I might get all of my questions answered about my story settings. Now I do most of my analysis on the Web merely to save lots of money and time.

A J: What would you be doing together with your free time when you weren’t writing?

Louise: Hmm. I really like my writing. It’s each my interest and my work. So I might nonetheless write.

A J: What film most impacted you as a child? Why?

Louise: It wasn’t a film however a tv particular. Once I watched Mary Martin’s portrayal of Peter Pan in 1956 (It was in black and white), my creativeness was sparked. From that point on, I lived in my very own “Neverland,” all the time arising with tales. I wrote many for my highschool courses, however lastly wrote for publication after I turned forty.

A J: What was the final film you noticed in a theater? Did you prefer it? Who was with you? What snacks did you eat?

Louise: The Hobbit. Beloved it! I assumed it was a fantastic finale for the Hobbit collection. My husband, daughter, and two grandchildren went with me. I ate popcorn – for me, it’s all the time popcorn! – and a Coke Zero.

A J: Somebody has given you entry to a time machine and you may return and go to two occasions within the historical past of the world, what two occasions would you expertise? Why?

Louise: Doubtless, I might view the lifetime of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Having acted in lavish Easter productions at a megachurch, I don’t assume I might bear to observe His crucifixion for actual. However I might like to see Him confound the Pharisees and heal the sick.

For my second occasion, it will be arduous to decide on. Many come to thoughts. If I might have saved Abraham Lincoln’s life so he might take cost of Reconstruction, that may have made an enormous distinction in our nation.

A J: The place are you proper now (LVR, DR, Rest room) and what are you sporting? It’s a must to inform the reality.

Louise: That’s straightforward. I’m in my house workplace, and at the moment, I didn’t change garments after I went to church. LOL! I’m sporting good denims and a pink sweater, with heart-shaped earrings for Valentine’s Day.

A J: What’s your favourite season of the yr? Why?
Louise: One other straightforward one. I reside in Central Florida, so I like winter greatest. Summer time’s sooo scorching, however winter is good and balmy.

A J: What’s your favourite interval (style) to write down in?

Louise: I really like all eras. I began in modern America, then wrote concerning the American whaling business of the mid-nineteenth century. Subsequent, the American Revolutionary Struggle and Britain’s Regency interval. Now I’m writing historic westerns, and I really like the period. I feel I’ve discovered my residence!

A J: Did anybody encourage you to write down?

Louise: My good good friend and fellow stay-at-home mother, Pat Bickers, and I have been dealing with the empty nest years. As we talked about what we’d love to do to fill our time, she urged me to write down these fantasies that had all the time been part of my life. “Go house and write that e-book!” she advised me. Pricey Pat is with the Lord now, however she’s the one who obtained me began, and I’ll all the time be grateful to her.

A J: What sorts of issues can readers anticipate out of your books?
Louise: To begin with, my characters will all the time have religious, emotional, and romantic journeys. My hero and heroine all the time come to the belief that with out Jesus, their lives won’t ever be full. By the top of the story, they develop emotionally and perceive themselves higher. Lastly, they’ve a happily-ever-after romance during which mutual respect and self-sacrificing love play a vital half.

A J: When did you start to put in writing your first novel? When did you end? How lengthy have you ever pursued a writing profession?

Louise: I started my first novel in 1984. I went again to high school to enhance my fashion, after which improved that story. It turned my first revealed ebook, and quantity twenty comes out this coming summer time. So I’ve been pursuing my profession for over thirty years.

A J: How do you arrange your writing day? So many hours per day writing? Use a phrase rely to find out when to cease? Simply write till you drop?

Louise: Primarily I write until I drop. However I do attempt to attain a sure phrase rely every day.

A J: What do you’re keen on about writing?

Louise: I really like with the ability to use my creativeness to create enjoyable tales. I really like writing “The Finish” once I end yet one more novel. It’s such an incredible feeling of accomplishment.

A J: What side of the writing craft comes best to you?

Louise: Grammar is straightforward for me. I’m an English professor, and I’ve all the time been fairly good at placing sentences collectively.

A J: What’s the greatest piece of writing recommendation you’ve been given?

If you wish to be a author, don’t simply dream about it. Sit within the chair and write the guide.

A J: If you end up writing do you have got an viewers in thoughts? Is it an individual, actual or imagined, or a gaggle?

Louise: I write for ladies and women who love a pleasant clear romance.

A J: How does writing a novel differ from different work you’ve got achieved? Do you assume your profession expertise made the method simpler or more durable?

Louise: Writing is the work of my coronary heart. The whole lot else has simply been for preserving physique and soul collectively. However I’ve discovered many issues from my different jobs, particularly working at a tv station and educating my school courses.

A J: Do you define your books or let the story go the place it needs?

Louise: I’ve a tough synopsis that serves as an summary of the story, however I nonetheless let the characters have some leeway to do as they’re inclined.

A J: What are a number of the religious themes you want to put in writing about?

Louise: God’s love, romantic love, forgiveness, God’s grace, reconciliation.

A J: What different books have you ever written, whether or not revealed or not?

Louise: I’ve written over twenty books. Just one novel is probably going by no means to be revealed, however I don’t delete it. It was a studying expertise.

A J: Your twentieth guide is out.  How does it really feel?

Louise: I by no means tire of seeing my newest guide in print. My books are like my youngsters, and I really like every one. It’s fairly exhilarating!

A J: What three issues have you learnt now concerning the publishing world that you simply want you knew whenever you first began?

Louise: By no means make an enemy. Be humble. Be beneficiant. Be variety. Present respect for unpublished writers. They could become the Subsequent Massive Factor. That’s greater than three, however all are necessary.

A J: What’s your most troublesome drawback with writing right now in your profession?

Louise: Undoubtedly deciding on my subsequent venture. I’ve so many tales to inform, they usually all clamor for my consideration. See above about my tales being like my youngsters.

A J: The place do you see publishing going within the digital age?

Louise: Some individuals will all the time want a print ebook, however digital books present a means for extra individuals to benefit from the tales they love most.

A J: What gave you the inspiration for this story?

Louise: This ebook is the third spinoff from the third e-book in a earlier collection. Let me clarify. I wrote a 3 guide collection entitled Ahab’s Legacy about Captain Ahab of Moby Dick fame. The third guide, Son of Perdition, informed the story of Captain Ahab’s son, Timothy. Timothy had three buddies, every of whom deserved his personal story. So I wrote the brand new collection, Then Got here Religion, Then Got here Hope, and Then Got here Love, all set within the post-Civil Warfare period.

A J: How did you select your characters’ names?

Louise: I all the time attempt to discover names applicable for the period and the place. For Then Got here Love, I selected the names of my great-grandparents. My g-grandfather fought in Firm B of the 81st Indiana Infantry, so he was an ideal selection for my post-Civil Warfare hero.

A J: What’s it about your lead character that may make your readers care about him/her?

Louise: Each my hero and heroine have flaws in addition to admirable qualities. I attempt to make them likeable and human so individuals can relate to them.

A J: In case your hero/heroine have been a pie, what variety would he/she be and why?

Louis: My present hero and heroine are as American as apple pie. They’re actual, trustworthy, and respected individuals readers can relate to.

A J: Inform me concerning the story of Then Got here Love.ThenCameLoveCover(3)FINALThenCameLoveCover(3)FINAL

Louisa Maria Downs has waited three lengthy years for her soldier-sweetheart’s homecoming. However when he returns, John Jacobs stands aloof, his deep blue eyes revealing his eager for her, however his lips unusually silent. Satisfied it’s God’s will for them to marry, Louisa defies decorum and pursues the person who has owned her coronary heart since she was twelve years previous.

John Jacobs has spent three years preventing to maintain the Union intact. Now again house, he longs to marry the younger lady he has admired since boyhood. However shattering reminiscences of what he did through the conflict enlarge the bloodstains on his palms. He awakens every day extra sure than ever that he’s undeserving of the love of an honest lady, a lot much less the love of God.

Torn aside by the Civil Warfare, two younger couples discover restoration by way of love, grace, and forgiveness.

 A J: Give us the backcover of the guide.

Love doesn’t search what it will probably get however what it may give.

“And now abideth religion, hope, and love, these three; however the biggest of those is love.”

I Corinthians 13:13 (KJV)

In Then Got here Love, Louise M. Gouge has masterfully woven unforgettable characters right into a story of forgiveness and style that may contact your coronary heart and hold you considering lengthy after you could have turned the ultimate web page. Set through the Reconstruction Period following the Civil Struggle, the message of this story stays vital at the moment. Judith Miller, best-selling writer of the House to Amana collection and The Brickmaker’s Bride.

Louise M. Gouge made me care deeply about all her characters from the primary web page. I started studying Then Got here Love and was pulled in and couldn’t look away because the story unfolded with Gouge’s trademark fascinating, heart-wrenching human drama. So fantastic, gripping, and engrossing! Mary Connealy, writer of Tried and True.

A J: Is there anything you’d wish to share with my readers?

Louise: The Civil Warfare was an enormous turning level in American historical past. I hope my readers will benefit from the historic setting whereas realizing that the struggles of the previous are similar to the struggles we face as we speak.

A J: What’s subsequent after Then Got here Love?

Louise: I’m at present getting ready the promo work for my July 2015 launch, Cowgirl for Retains, from Harlequin’s Love Impressed Historicals. That is the third e-book in my 4 Stones Ranch collection, set within the fictional city of Esperanza, Colorado, within the 1880s.


Louise: Thanks a lot for internet hosting me, A J. It’s been my pleasure!

A J: Thanks, Louise, for sharing this guide with us. 

If you wish to have a risk to obtain a replica of Louise M. Gouge’2 novel, Then Got here Love, depart a remark (U.S. Solely). Giveaway closes Sunday, March 1, 2015 at midnight (CST).

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