4 September 2014

Introducing A Bride in Story by Melissa Jagears.

Please welcome Melissa Jagears to my blog today. Melissa's second book was released this week.

How does it feel to have your second book just released?
Relief. People keep asking me "where's more" and I feel so limited, I want to say, "I have a stack of books on my computer, I promise there's more, it's coming!"
What was your reaction the first time you saw a physical copy of your first book in store, did it make it feel more real?
I didn't really have a reaction to the physical copy, but the first time I saw the cover it felt like it was a fake, like one of those silly wooden cut-out things that lets you stick your face in the hole at amusement parks, it felt like the cover was for someone else and they just stuck my name in the cut-out hole.
Does this book have a theme?
The book series' theme is #1 - Trusting God and others with your past #2 your present and #3 your future. As I wrote A Bride in Store, a spiritual thread about selfishness popped up as well.

Your latest book, A Bride in Store, has just been released what do you hope readers take out of this book.
Mainly I hope they are entertained and get lost in the characters' story. If they get anything else, I'll be ecstatic.

In your research did you find any interesting titbits you would like to share?
Oh there was so much this time with the doctor research I had to do. One crazy thing I read about was that between 1870-1880, the Blue-Glass Cure Craze was going on. Many ailments were supposed to be cured if sunlight hit the affected areas/person through blue glass. So not only did they make eyeglasses out of blue glass, but also fitted windows of houses and horse-drawn cars with blue glass. Supposedly it could even cure a mule’s deafness! It didn’t last long though, here’s a newspaper editorial from 1877 starting to question whether staying at home to sit behind your blue glass was worth people’s time.

Can you tell us a little about the hero and heroine?
Eliza and Will are a flipped stereotype. The hero is the one sensitive to the needs of others and gives of himself so much he often gets taken advantage of, the heroine is more business-minded and a bit oblivious to the needs of others.
Have you got a fun titbit you can tell us about this book?
The boardinghouse owner is based on a real-life Baroness.
What will be happening next for Melissa Jagears?
The last book A Bride at Last will tell the story of Mr. Jonesey who has a subplot piece in A Bride in Store

Mail-order bride Eliza Cantrell is on her way to meet her intended groom and help him grow his general store business when her train is held up by robbers and she loses her dowry. She's further thwarted upon arriving in Salt Flatts only to find Axel, her groom, away on business.

Hoping a wife would push Axel to become a better business partner, William Stanton had encouraged him to seek a mail-order bride. With Axel gone, Will feels responsible for Eliza, so he finds her a place to stay and lets her help in the store.

Working together isn't what they'd expected, and when Axel is further delayed, neither can ignore the sparks that fly. But Eliza is meant for Axel and is set on a future with the store, while Will is biding time until he can afford medical school.

Their troubles are far from over when Axel returns to town, however, and soon both Will and Eliza must decide what they're willing to sacrifice to chase their dreams--or if God has a new dream in store for them both.


Lindsay said...

I am about halfway through A Bride in Store and I was hoping the next book would be about Mr. Jonesey!

Melissa Jagears said...

So glad you were hoping for a story from him, Lindsay. Cuz it's a little too late to change it. ;)

Ausjenny said...

Thanks for stopping by Lindsay Im glad you now have an answer to your question also.

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