Avon is honoring military heroes with the anthology, FOR LOVE AND HONOR:
Three military heroes . . . fighting to protect their countries, their homes, and the women they love.
For Love and Honor
In New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell's The Bookish Miss Nelson, it's the duty of daring Army Captain William Duroy to escort Miss Pippa Nelson through enemy territory, bringing her safely home to England. But can he resist falling in love?
In Lynne Hinton's Letters From Pie Town, a New Mexico town couldn't be prouder of its very own Raymond Twinhorse, injured while fighting in Afghanistan. So Trina Lockhart gathers letters from Raymond's friends and family, hoping their wishes will help to heal the man she loves—and bring him back home.
In Candis Terry's Home Sweet Home, Lt. Aiden Marshall returns to Sweet, Texas, after facing the devastation of war. With the help of the entire town—and a tail-wagging companion—the woman he's always loved makes her hero's homecoming all the more sweet.
FOR LOVE AND HONOR received a starred review from the LIBRARY JOURNAL at this link. Let's meet one of the authors, Lynne Hinton.
Kim: I read in your bio (at this link) that you live in Albuquerque - what is your favorite sight, sound, and smell.
Lynne: I love New Mexico, especially Albuquerque. The Sandia mountains are beautiful and there are lots of great places to be outside to run, hike, and bike. People are friendly. My favorite sight is the moon over the Sandias. My favorite sound is the migration of the cranes overhead in November and in March. And my favorite smell is the tortillas baking at the Mexican Restaurant across the street from where I live. Taste, although you didn't ask, is green chile, on anything.
Kim: Can you share a "story of others" who inspired you to write?
Lynne: In a class in seminary a professor by the name of Katie Cannon read some of my essays. On the top of one she wrote
with a bright red ink pen, "You ought to be published." She changed my life.
Kim: Who or what helped you along the road to publishing?
Lynne: I have a wonderfully supportive husband who kept encouraging me when I felt like quitting. When I got an agent, she became a huge source of help and support.
Kim: Tell us about your story in FOR LOVE AND HONOR.
Lynne: My story, Letters From Pie Town, is just that, a series of letters sent to a young man in the military hospital after sustaining injuries in Afghanistan. Each letter gives the reader an inside look at members of the community, Pie Town, which is central to the books, PIE TOWN and WELCOME BACK TO PIE TOWN. It's a love letter, of sorts, from one town to one hero.
Kim: What's next for Lynne Hinton?
Lynne: WELCOME BACK TO PIE TOWN is out in July, 2012. And I'm presently working on a mystery series set in northern New Mexico.
Mahalo, Lynne, for joining us at SOS Aloha! To learn more about Lynne, check out her website at lynnehinton.com. I am giving away a copy of FOR LOVE AND HONOR to one randomly selected commenter. The winner may choose an ecopy (available May 29) or print copy (available June 5). To enter the giveaway,
1. What is your favorite pie?
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, June 2, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll post the winner on Sunday, June 3.
Kim in Hawaii
Continue the celebration of FOR LOVE AND HONOR with Candis Terry at SOS ALOHA at this link.