Saturday, January 8, 2011

meet Adrea Boeshaar

Andrea Boeshaar has been married for more than 32 years. She and her husband Daniel have 3 adult sons, 1 lovely daughter-in-law, 4 beautiful grandchildren, and a yellow Labrador Retriever named Miley.

Andrea attended college, first at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, where she studied English, and then at Alverno College where she studied Professional Communications and Business Management.

Andrea has been writing stories and poems since she was a little girl; however, it wasn’t until 1991, after she became a Christian, that she answered God’s call to write exclusively for the Christian market. Since then Andrea has written articles, devotionals, novellas and full-length novels, many of which have made the CBA Bestseller List. Her latest novel Unexpected Love has just been released. It’s Book 3 in her Seasons of Redemption series (published by Realms/Strang Book Group). The last book, Book 4, Undaunted Faith, will be released in May, 2011. Currently Andrea is working on her next contracted series with Realms/Strang Book Group, titled, Fabric of Time.

You can find Andrea online at www.andreaboeshaar.com

Unexpected Love

Lorenna Fields has always taken her job at Chicago's Mercy Hospital seriously, determined never to become personally involved with her patients. But when a mysterious man with eyes like onyx is admitted after a shipwreck on Lake Michigan, she develops a connection with him that she can’t deny.

Slowly her patient regains consciousness, but to Renna’s dismay he has lost both his sight and his memory. Dubbed “Mr. Blackeyes” by her, the two build a strong, trusting friendship as they search for clues to his past. But part of her dreads the day of his recovery, convinced that his memories will take him away from her and his regained sight will reveal a secret about herself that Renna has been trying hard to hide.


Here's an excerpt of Unexpected Love:

Chapter 1

Chicago, Illinois
September 4, 1866


“Do you think he’ll live, Dr. Hamilton?”

The gray-haired man with bushy whiskers pondered the question for several moments by chewing on his thick lips as he weighed his reply. “Yes, I think he will,” he finally said. “Of course he’s not out of the woods yet, but it seems he’s coming around.”

Lorenna Fields breathed a sigh of relief. It had been two whole days with nary a sign of life from this half-drowned man, but finally—finally he showed signs of improvement.

“You’ve done a good job with this patient, Nurse Fields.” The physician drew himself up to his full height, which barely met Renna’s five feet six inches. “I don’t think he’d be alive today if you hadn’t given him such extraordinary care.”

“Thank you, Dr. Hamilton, but it was the Lord who spared this man and the Lord who gave me the strength and skill to nurse him.”

The old physician snorted in disgust. “Yes, well, it might have had something to do with the fact that you’ve got a brain in your head, Nurse Fields, and the fact that you used it too, I might add!”

Renna smiled inwardly. Dr. Hamilton always disliked it when she gave God the credit for any medical advancement. Especially the miracles. Yet, Renna’s intelligence and experience weren’t typical of women her age, and she determined to use them to God’s glory.

The patient moaned, his head moving from side to side.

“Easy now, Mr. Blackeyes.” Renna placed a hand on the man’s muscular shoulder. “It’s all right.” She picked up the fever rag from out of the cold water, wrung it once, and set it on the patient’s burning brow.

Dr. Hamilton snorted again, only this time in amusement. “Mr. Blackeyes? How in the world did you come by that name, Nurse Fields?”

She blushed, but replied in all honesty. “It’s his eyes, Doctor. They’re as black as pitch and as shiny as polished stones. And since we don’t know his true identity, I’ve named him Mr. Blackeyes.”

“I see.” Dr. Hamilton could barely contain his laughter.

“Well, I had to call him something now, didn’t I?” She wrung the fever cloth more tightly.

“Ah, yes, I suppose you did.” Dr. Hamilton gathered his instruments and put them into his black leather medical bag. “Well, carry on, Nurse Fields.” He sounded tired. “If your patient’s fever doesn’t break by morning, send for me at once. However, I think it will, especially since we got some medicine and chicken broth into him tonight.”

Renna nodded while the old man waved over his shoulder as he left the hospital room.


You can purchase Unexpected Love from Amazon.

Andrea is giving away a copy of Unexpected Love. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.


37 comments:

Marianne said...

sounds awesome, Andrea. would love to win this book.

Joanne Sher said...

Oh, Andrea, this sounds like a wonderful book. I definitely would love to read it. Please enter me :)

Mary / Touch of Heaven said...

This looks like a great story! atouchofheaven2010(at)gmail(dot)com
Mary b

diana said...

I'm entering to win here in case I don't win on Lena's blog! A girl has got to cover all her bases.

Diana from historical SC.

dianalflowers@aol.com

diana said...

I am also a subscriber via email.


dianalflowers@aol.com

Anonymous said...

This one sounds like a very good read!
Sunny

Anonymous said...

I am eager to read on. Looks like it is going to be a great read.
Nancy C.

Amanda Stephan said...

Oh please let me win! ;) jk, thanks for the opportunity!

kjv1611as at gmail dot com

Maureen said...

I have been wanting to read this. Please include me.

alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

Katy said...

Great giveaway!! I'd love a chance at winning this book - it looks good!!

~Katy
legacy1992(at)gmail(dot)com

Meredith said...

Sounds great! Please enter me! Thank you!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

diana said...

I just checked and did not win on Lena's blog. My heart sunk! Please pick me this time... I sound so pitiful. haha

dianalflowers@aol.com

Jackie S. said...

Am so anxious to read this one...please enter me. Thanks!!
jackie.smithATdishmailDOTnet

Jackie S. said...

I do subscribe via e mail.
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Charlotte said...

It sounds like a great read!
Thanks for this great giveaway!
Charlotte
charsaltz at yahoo dot com

karenk said...

would love to read this novel...thanks for the chance :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

jdjmcc said...

I love books from this time period! Thanks!
jdjmcc@aol.com

diana said...

I am also Andrea's friend on fb and love her books since they take place around the Civil War era and I am from a very historical Civil War city, Columbia SC.



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Sandee61 said...

I'd love to be included in this giveaway. Carmen sent me! It looks like a really good read. Thank you for the entry. I haven't had the opportunity to read Andrea's books, so I'm looking forward to this authors works.

Blessings,
Sandee61

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Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Karen Lange said...

Read the first book in this series and enjoyed it very much. Thank you for sharing about Andrea and the book!

I am a GFC Follower.

Blessings,
Karen
klange61(hotmail(dot)com

windycindy said...

I really want to read this story
in front of a roaring fireplace
and hot tea to sip on!
Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Charity U said...

I would love to win!

Carman sent me. :)

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diana said...

BTW Carmen sent me!


dianalflowers@aol.com

Tara said...

This sounds like a great read! Thank You!

TaraTagli at gmail dot com

Leah said...

Wow! This book sounds really good!
Hope I win!
dymesich(at)juno(dot)com

apple blossom said...

I have read Andrea's books would love to win this one thanks.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

gfc follower

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apple blossom said...

email subscriber

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lgm52 said...

Sounds like a great story..would love to read it!
lgm52@hotmail.com

Jane said...

What a beautiful cover! I'd love to read this!

Kait
momiswayweird(at)gmail(dot)com

Jane said...

I'm a follower!

Kait
momiswayweird(at)gmail(dot)com

Patsy said...

This book sounds really good. Would enjoy reading it. Thanks for the giveaway.
plhouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Nia for Jesus said...

I'm addicted to christian fiction..I'd love to win!

niastrong21(at)gmail(dot)com

Tea said...

I would love to read this one. I'm sent by Carman.

teakettle58(at)yahoo(dot)com

Tressa said...

Sounds like a great read!
tressa dot sherman at hotmail dot com
Carman sent me.

loveangel132 said...

Carman sent me. Thank you for the giveaway, it looks like a really good read!

Loveangel132@yahoo.com

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