Monday, February 14, 2011

meet Elaine Cooper

Elaine Marie Cooper grew up in Massachusetts but now lives in the Midwest with her husband Steve, her three dogs and one huge cat. She has two married sons and triplet grandbabies, who are often referred to (by her) as “the most beautiful grandbabies in the world.” Elaine’s only daughter, Bethany, passed away in 2003 from a brain tumor.

A retired registered nurse, Elaine has been a magazine freelance writer for many years, and is a regular contributor to a blog on the Midwest called The Barn Door (it's our sister site, be sure to check it out!). She is also the author of her debut novel called The Road to Deer Run and is currently writing the sequel.

You can find Elaine online on FaceBook and her website DeerRunBooks.com



The Road to Deer Run

The year is 1777 and the colonies of America are at war with England. In the midst of this fierce and painful conflict, two enemies—a wounded British soldier and a colonial farmwoman—are brought together through circumstances that challenge their fortitude, their faith and their ability to forgive. In the struggle comes healing and love. But as their destinies become intertwined, so do the forces that oppose them.

What reviewers are saying about The Road to Deer Run

“A heartwarming love story, sensitively written and a well-researched bit of American history. The book has a solid faith-based perspective that sets it apart.”
Jean LemMom, former Editor, Better Homes & Gardens Magazine

“A captivating tale of love, honor, redemption, and patriotism….Cooper breathes life into her characters and their world in an entertaining way with generous details and facts.”
Wanda Ventling, Editor in Chief, Life: Beautiful Magazine

“With subplots as appealing as the main story, the book is well researched, well written, and well worth the purchase price. Ready for the sequel.”
Kirkus Discoveries Reviews






You can purchase The Road to Deer Run from Amazon.

Elaine is giving away a copy of The Road to Deer Run. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this book!
Sunny

cjajsmommy said...

Great trailer. I'd like to win this book.

Maureen said...

Elaine you have not had it easy loosing a child, but then you were blessed with those Grandbabies...God Bless!
I like the concept of your book! Please include me!


alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

Marianne said...

i know how much fun triplets can be - i helped out a mother with girls when they were small 15 months. i would love to win this book. Thankyou for the chance.
mitzi_wanham[at]yahoo[dot]com

Gail Pallotta said...

This sounds like a really good mix of history and romance.

apple blossom said...

thanks for the chance to win this book. It sounds like a good book.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

lgm52 said...

Would love to read this.
Please enter me.
lgm52@hotmail.com

Joanne Sher said...

Ohhhh - I DEFINITELY wanna win this. Sounds fabulous.

Linda said...

Since I hated American history as a teen, I'd love the chance to learn about what I hated back then! Please enter me.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Nicole Kline said...

I loved American History as a teen and the last few years I have really enjoyed historical fiction. The trailer for this book is great and it looks like a very interesting book.

Leanne said...

I'd love to read this book!

leanniegehrke at hotmail dot com

CarlybirdK said...

This sounds like such an enjoyable book. Please enter my name in the drawing. Thank you.
carlyberd[at]yahoo[dot]com

Naomi Musch said...

Revolutionary war, French and Indian war -- I love those early American periods. Sounds like a great story! Please throw my name in the ring for a chance at winning.

Marianne said...

Thanks for the chance to win The Road to Deer Run. i would love to win this book. if i don't, will have to see if the library has it. mitzi_wanham[at]yahoo[dot]com

Elaine Cooper said...

Thank you everyone, for stopping by! Your comments have blessed me and I wish all of you could win! When you read my book, you will discover much about history that you may not have learned in your school books. It was an adventure doing all the research. If your local library does not have a copy, you can always request that they order it. Have a Blessed Day!

A Restful Place said...

Looks like a great read!

arestfulplace @ gmail . com

windycindy said...

My mother was a triplet and they all lived to be 80+...They were born
in 1920!
Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Elaine Cooper said...

Windy Cindy, WOW! Triplets in 1920? That is amazing—and what a blessing they were all so healthy! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Katy said...

Id love a chance to win, this book looks neat! THanks!

~ Katy
legacy1992(at)gmail(dot)com

apple blossom said...

happy birthday Jim
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Edna said...

I would love to win this book



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Edna said...

I follow



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Edna said...

I have your button on my blog http://edna-myfavoritethings.blogspot.com/

Happy birthday





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Anonymous said...

Please enter me. Thank you Amy Parks

Sherree said...

I have journeyed over by way of Carmen. I would love to win the book and do a review for you.

Meredith said...

I love reading books set in this time period!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Wynter said...

Please enter me to win

wynter@wynteradelle.com

carmen sent me

Nia for Jesus said...

please enter me !

I'm a follower.
I'm subscriber!
I'm a networkedblog follower.

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MarthaE said...

Thanks for offering the giveaway. Carman sent me but I am an old follower.
mesreadsATgmail.com

Nia for Jesus said...

Is good to know new authors with a lot of talents.


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Jolee said...

Thanks so much. Would love to try it out and for the library at which I work. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Sheila said...

Book sound great. Would love to win. Carmen sent me.

Nia for Jesus said...

I'm a follower!

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