Book Reviews,  interview

I love to tell the story

Guys!! The second book in the Librarians of Willow Hollow series is now released to the world! This second book in the Librarians of Willow hollow series did not disappoint in the least! I loved everything about this book, and it perfectly went with the first book in the series.

I loved the glimpse into Lillian’s life — the newcomer to the town, her attitude towards sharing the good news of Jesus with others, even her struggles with her shyness and pride were all-too relatable! And Crow . . . dear old Crow. I do love a crotchety old man, and he was perfect.
And yes, I cried during at least one of his scenes, if you wondered :D

I can’t think of any qualms I would have in handing this book over to my younger siblings to peruse, which is a good thing! All too often, especially with multi-author series, there is at least one book that just isn’t worth reading. At this point, I’ve read all the books, and they’re all pretty good. So it’s totally worth investing in the first two books, because the third will be out before you know it!

I definitely think this could be a stand-alone, and enjoyed without reading the other books in the series . . . but why would you do that, when you can discover the whole series? Seriously, this series is too good to miss! I’ve learned SO much through these books about a whole side of library history that I didn’t even know existed. and that’s what books should do, right? Teach you about things that you didn’t know before, yes?

Anyways, I highly, highly recommend this book for all ages. And I am very thankful to Faith for a copy of the story to read and review! In honor of the release, she graciously allowed me to question her about the book and the inspiration behind the story of Lillian.

Hello Faith, and welcome to MfM! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I am a stay-at-home mom who loves to write. I run three businesses from my home: writing, essential oils, and writing teaching. I write Christian Historical Fiction and endeavor to write it realistically and historically accurate.

I’ve read several of your stories, and I can testify that they are all accurate . . . and it’s something that I appreciate about your books!

I Love to Tell the Story is part of series written by several different authors — do you mind sharing some challenges/highlights of the process of getting each book to coordinate?

One of the highlights is that I didn’t have to figure out everything on my own. We were able to bounce ideas off of one another. One of the challenges was that once we set deadlines for our book releases, there was no flexibility. So when my husband and I made an offer on a house with a closing date of August 19th, I got to do the craziness of moving and launching a book at the same time.

Wow! I can imagine that that would be absolutely crazy for you! What was the inspiration behind I Love to Tell? 

The horseback librarian history was the main inspiration, but beyond that, I was inspired by wanting to have an evangelistic theme as well as needing to get Lillian from Montana to Kentucky.

There are so many wonderful lessons to learn in I Love to Tell . . . What is the over arching lesson that you want readers to walk away with?

That sharing the gospel can be as simple as being friendly.

I loved that aspect ^^^ of the story. It is such a simple thing to smile at a person, to offer a kind word, or to do something for them — and we never know how that little act will impact a person for the rest of their life!

Just for fun — What is one quirky writing habit that do that you are willing to confess to?

I need to have my water and music or I can’t write well because I’ll get too distracted.

Thank you so much for letting me pester ya with questions!

Guys, the next few books will be out before you know it — I highly recommend getting and reading the first two books!

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I am a 23 year old young lady who is redeemed and saved from my sin only by the grace of God. A bibliophile at heart with a love of history who desires to see the Word of God practically applied to all aspects of our daily lives -- in our homes, in the grocery store, in the political realm. I strive to put my jumbled, chaotic thoughts down onto paper -- reducing them into black and white rows, letters, sentences. Into some semblance of sanity. And I share them here with all of you, where I can challenge you, make you think, and cause you to ask questions. I am the oldest of eleven children living the country life in the deep south.

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