Sunday, August 11, 2019

Yowza! All the Books, Day 11: Nancy J. Farrier

Nancy J. Farrier, The Ranchero’s Gift

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I was a voracious reader. I went to the library and checked out a stack of books every time. I remember loving Walter Farley’s, Black Stallion series. I’d have to say he was probably my favorite childhood author. But if I could spend time with a literary character, I would love to sit down for tea and second breakfast with Bilbo Baggins. That would be such fun as long as he didn’t bring out the pipe.

I’ve always loved stories and enjoyed writing from an early age. I didn’t think I would ever be an author – long story – but then God made it clear that He wanted me to pursue writing for Him. I would rather write, although research and revising can be fun too. Writing, when the words are flowing, is like nothing else. I love it. Sometimes the names are there right away with my characters, but that doesn’t happen too often. I go through the Social Security site for popular names for babies during the years when my characters would have been born. I also note names I like on worker’s badges and have a note file on possible names.

My idea of the perfect vacation is going somewhere with all my kids and grandkids. I prefer the mountains, but will go just about anywhere if they are with me.

My verse for writing is Habakkuk 2:2 – “Then the Lord answer me and said, “Record the vision and inscribe it on tablets, that the one who reads it my run.” I love the idea that those who read my stories might be lifted up spiritually and be encouraged in their faith.

About Nancy:
Nancy J. Farrier is a multi-published, award winning author of historical and contemporary Christian fiction. She writes Southwest fiction with real life issues. She lives in Southern Arizona in the Sonoran Desert with her husband, cats and dog. She has five children and six grandchildren. Nancy loves reading, hiking, bicycling, needlework, and spending time with her family.

About The Ranchero’s Gift
Her greatest desire is to be free. Can his gift fulfill that desire?

When Maya Garza’s step-father drags her to the cantina, planning to auction her off to cover his debts, she is desperate to escape. Her step-brother’s best friend, Rafael—her worst nightmare—is eager to purchase her. She sees no hope as she stands atop the table with a room full of men leering at her.

Yaniv Madrigal is searching for his brother, Rafael. They were to leave Los Angeles today to return home. The wagons and family are waiting, but Rafael has disappeared. He can’t believe his eyes when he finds his brother bidding for a young woman. A woman who has the look of a trapped animal.

As Maya travels with Yaniv and his family, she must avoid Rafael’s advances, and try not to fall in love with the man who purchased her. Yaniv always puts family first, but now he struggles as his heart is torn. Will Yaniv and Maya fid a solution to their trouble before the unthinkable happens?

Connect with Nancy:
Twitter (@nancyjfarrier)
Facebook (@authorNancyJFarrier)

Your Turn!
What is your favorite setting for a book? City? Country? Cold Northwest? Southwest desert?

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