Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Introducing ... Paula Vince

~~ Author Spotlight ~~

I have enjoyed chatting with Paula on several occasions now, she loves to spin a great story and help others lift the quality of their writing too. A couple of years ago I had the privilege of sitting in a master class that she ran. But I don't know her favourites... so how about we find them out together... Thanks for playing the game Paula


Favourite foods – anything home-cooked, especially soups, salads and fudge.
Favourite colours – green and blue for nature, pink and red for clothes.
Favourite authors – Jane Austen, because she wrote about her own world in such an entertaining, genius way. She also influenced several of my favourite more modern authors, who are too numerous to single out. L.M. Montgomery and Laura Ingalls Wilder, who enhanced my childhood.
Favourite pastimes – writing, reading, traveling and exploring unfamiliar places, bushwalking and hikes, browsing through second-hand shops, good talks with friends, cooking (but not the cleaning up which goes with it).
Favourite places – The Adelaide Hills, which have provided me with lots of inspiration. The whole eastern coast of Australia. Great Britain, which I visited when I was 20. 

About the Book:

“One terrible decision leads to another and the Parker and Quinlan families find out what it means to be in total despair.
In a moment of recklessness, Blake Quinlan does something he never should. The bitter consequences of his impulse will reverberate through the rest of his life unless he learns to deal with his past.
Without warning, Claire Parker’s life shatters. One horrific event leads to a choice that she can never forget. She must find a source of strength and forgiveness to help her recover or she will never again be the happy person she once was.
Moving forward, there is still a ray of hope. A triumphant story about forgiveness, new beginnings and the power of love.”

ME - I read this book back in 2010 and for some odd reason I didn't write a review when I read it. I do remember it being a page turning, gripping story. I must read it again. Highly recommended for the Christian audience. 


  1. Lovely cover. Nice getting to know you Paula!

  2. Oh, I love Jane Austen, too! My parents will be visiting the east coast of Australia next year. I've heard so many wonderful things about it.

    The book sounds great!

  3. I'd love you to re-read the book and write a review too, Michelle. I count it among my two personal favourites of ones which I've written.
    Lovely to meet you too, S.P and Shelly. Australia is a beautiful country and I'm sure your parents will love their trip.
    Paula V

  4. I enjoy getting to know people by seeing their favorites list. It's great meeting Paula.

  5. Thanks for more about Paula. I read it a while back too Michelle and my review as part of the blog tour went up today at Write and Read with Dale http://www.livejournal.com/users/orangedale/

  6. What fun reading about Paula's favorites. Best of luck to her with Picking Up the Pieces!

  7. I love Paula Vince. She's a real sweetie, and I already knew that before we met. :)

  8. Congrats, Paula! It's nice to learn more about your favorites. Homemade fudge in particular is awesome. :)


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