Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Warm Welcome, Christine Lindsay

Is there a story behind Captured by Moonlight?

The muse that got me writing in the first place was the intense feeling of loss when I relinquished my first child to adoption. You can find that story on my blog
Story Behind the Covers. We serve an amazing God who is so tender-hearted towards His children.

The Lord used my interest in India and my fictional novels to draw my heart and my birth-daughter’s heart together. It was the true-life heroine, Ramabai of the Mukti mission in India, that did this. While my India-based novels center around this true-life woman from the past, my birthdaughter who is a nurse actually works with Ramabai’s mission today through Global Aid Network. It is our combined love for this mission work--that gives aid to widows and orphans in India--that is behind the novel Captured by Moonlight. Please read my blog story for the full telling.

Who is the most fun character you ever created?

Ah, that would be Laine Harkness, a nurse with the Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing Corp featured in Captured by Moonlight. Simply put, Laine is a hoot!! She’s brave and a wonderfully professional nurse, no nonsense on her wards, but she does all with a sense of humor that cracks me up. Her favorite phrase is, “That really frosts my morning mango.”

Who is the most annoying character you ever created?

Vadik, the Russian spy in Book 1 Shadowed in Silk. He was complicated and bad. It’s hard to write a truly believable bad guy without making him over-the-top silly. So Vadik has to have reasons in his past for being the villain that he is.

What’s your favorite thing that you’ve written?

So hard to choose, but it would be the death scene of one of my favorite characters in Shadowed in Silk. I won’t tell you who, as that would spoil the story for you, but a dear and wonderful Christian dies and sees the Lord coming toward them, the sunlight flashing behind His head. Oh, I love that scene. I long for that day of my own, when I go home to Glory to be with Him.

How many writing projects are you working on right now?

I’m currently writing the third book to this series Veiled at Midnight for WhiteFire Publishing and doing edits on a Christian Romance novella for WhiteRose Publishing.

Veiled at Midnight will be an exciting book that will bring the reader up to the Partition of India, an extremely volatile time, as the pageantry of the British Raj and the last Viceroy of India leaves India to the Indian people. This will be a book about Partition, but also in a spiritual sense, hopefully teaching readers that nothing can separate us from the love of God. Veiled at Midnight will be like the first two books, in that it has adventure, mystery, history, and a big love story with a deep spiritual thread.

What are your five favorite words?

Only five? I love words. Serendipitous, anticipation, unmitigated, shattered, sluiced.

What character that you’ve created most resembles you?

My humor is in Laine, but she is much too brave in other respects to resemble me. I’m terrified of snakes, but Laine has the gumption to sneak a bag of snakes into a hovel to get rid of a bunch of baddies so she can rescue a young pregnant girl.

Much of my spiritual yearning is in my Indian character Eshana, although Eshana surpasses me greatly in her devotion to God and acceptance of suffering. But Eshana is who I want to be like. She gives all to God, pours out her love for Him like the woman in the Bible with the vial of perfume—extravagant abandonment to the Lord.

Where do you most like to write?

I have a pretty sofa in a cubby by my bedroom window. Up high, where either of my cats likes to join me there. And my hubby too of course.

Does music help you write?

Not music, but I like to put on nature sounds with a bit of music. This is very relaxing for me, as I love the sound of birds, surf, rain storms, wind blowing. This all goes into my writing. There is always a close connection to nature and to animals in my novels. I love the world God created.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?

Next out will be the small romance novella by WhiteRose Publishing set in Londonderry Northern Ireland, however the title may change from Londonderry Dreaming.

After that it will be Veiled at Midnight by WhiteFire Publishing in February 2014.


To buy the book, go here:

Barnes & Noble

About Christine:
Irish-born Christine Lindsay writes award-winning historical novels. In Shadowed in Silk and Captured by Moonlight, Christine delights in weaving the endless theme of God’s redemptive love throughout stories of danger, suspense, adventure, and romance. The Pacific coast of Canada, about 200 miles north of Seattle, is Christine’s home.

To connect with Christine, go here:
Face book page

Christine is giving away a copy of Captured by Moonlight. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.

Happy Reading!
Caroline Brown


Anonymous said...

I have been watching this book and following it around. Please enter my name in the drawing. I would love to win it. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

sm said...

I look forward to the Londonderry book, as my family lives in N. Ireland and I have been there to visit. I would love to win the featured book, Captured by Moonlight. sharon, ca

KayM said...

I enjoyed the interview and the wonderful comments. I am laughing at myself as I read Christine's 5 favorite words. I don't believe I've ever used the word "sluiced". I will have to see what I can do about that! Thanks for offering a copy of Captured by Moonlight.
may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

apple blossom said...

love to win a copy of this book thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail dot] com

Teela said...

Christine,just wondering if your books are filled w/words like those 5 you shared? That would be "groovy"! (one of my fav words, haha). Thanks for this giveway, it would be simply Serendipitous to win. I do hope I used that correctly!teelayoung at hotmail dot com

Rose Milligan said...

This book sounds wonderful. Thanks for having the giveaway.


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