Monday, September 19, 2016

Jennifer A. Davids & Rachel McMillan | New Novel News

Brides of Ohio
by Jennifer A. Davids

Published: July 1, 2016
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Purchase: Brides of Ohio


Visit Ohio in the latter half of the 1800s, when rebuilding the country also involves rebuilding lives stripped of hope. Katherine has lost her home, Adele has lost her husband, and Anne has lost her dreams. Can each have their joy restored when in romances with men who are also deeply wounded by their own pasts?

Get to know Jennifer...

If your book became a movie, who would you cast for your main characters?
I love, love, LOVE to cast my characters and Pinterest and IMDB really get a workout when I’m looking for faces to go with the names in my head. Since Brides of Ohio is three books in one I actually have six names to share. For Yankee Heart, Daniel is Bradley James and Katherine is Emmy Rossum. In Wounded Heart, Jonah is David Sutcliffe and Adele is Samantha Mathis. Finally for Restored Heart, Peter is Chris Pine and Anne is Deborah Ann Woll.

Favorite season?
I am completely and totally in love with autumn. I adore the changing colors, the cooler weather, not to mention all the pumpkin spice goodness and Ohio State football – that’s right I’m a Buckeye. I wish it was a season that could last all year.

Favorite place you’ve traveled to?
England. I am so blessed to have been able to tick this off my bucket list multiple times, three to be exact. My third visit was just back in July and I fall more in love with the country every time I visit. The highlights for me this past trip was eating at the Eagle and Child in Oxford, the same pub where JRR Tolkien and C.S. Lewis and the other Inklings used to meet, walking around Tintern Abbey, and visiting Puzzlewood which is a beautiful forest where the newest Star Wars was filmed along with Doctor Who and Merlin. We hope to go back again in two years.

Connect with Jennifer on her website.


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A Lesson in Love & Murder
by Rachel McMillan

Published: September 1, 2016
Publisher: Harvest House
Purchase: A Lesson in Love & Murder


From political danger to personal drama, life is about to get explosive...

The legacy of literary icon Sherlock Holmes is alive and well in 1912 Canada, where best friends Merinda Herringford and Jem Watts continue to develop their skills as consulting detectives.

The city of Toronto has been thrown into upheaval by the arrival of radical anarchist Emma Goldman. Amid this political chaos, Benny Citrone of the Royal North-West Mounted Police arrives at Merinda and Jem's flat, requesting assistance in locating his runaway cousin—a man with a deadly talent.

While Merinda eagerly accepts the case, she finds herself constantly butting heads—and hearts—with Benny. Meanwhile, Jem has her hands full with a husband who is determined to keep her out of harm's way.

As Merinda and Jem close in on the danger they've tracked from Toronto to Chicago, they uncover a sinister plot to assassinate presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt. Will they be able to save the day and resolve the troubles threatening their future happiness before it's too late?

Independence, love, and lives are at stake in A Lesson in Love and Murder, the gripping second installment of the Herringford and Watts Mysteries series.

Get to know Rachel...

If your book became a movie, who would you cast for your main characters? 
I really love this question because although I see Jem, Merinda, Jasper and Ray very clearly in my imagination, I have found some pretty interesting real-life counterparts. Merinda: Kelly Reilly (the new Sherlock Holmes films) Jem: Erin Krakow (When Calls the Heart), Ray: Chris Messina –especially the smile (The Mindy Project), Jasper: Andrew Buchan (Garrow’s Law)

What's your favorite chore?  
I really like doing laundry because I feel productive while the machine does all the work and I am in another room, well, doing nothing. I don’t even mind folding it. Also, I love washing all my bedding because getting under the covers with that fresh dryer smell is a favourite thing.
 
If your main characters were animals, what would they be?  
Can I take a moment to say this is the best question of all time? I think Jasper is a basset hound, Ray a fox, Jem a refined Cavalier King Charles, and Merinda a Siamese cat.

Connect with Rachel here.