Laura V. Hilton – Character Interview – Part 2 of 3

Shannon here: Amish romance author, Laura V. Hilton shares insight into her characters’ romance from her latest release, The Postcard. Comment or answer the question at the end of any post dated April 6 – 10 to enter the drawing. U.S. only. Deadline: April 18th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Laura:

Laura V. HiltonThe Post Card by Laura V. Hilton

  • What’s the most romantic present your hero ever bought your heroine?

He bought her Valentine theme postcards.

  • What is your heroine’s favorite romantic vacation destination?

She wants to go to Pinecraft, Florida.

  • How soon after meeting the hero did the heroine know he was the one?

He knew before they met – when they were writing letters.

  • How soon after meeting the heroine did the hero know she was the one?

Soon after he arrived in Jamesport, Missouri

  • Who is most romantic, your hero or your heroine?

The hero is.

  • What is the most caring thing your hero has ever done for your heroine?

He looked for her – risked his life – in a fire.

  • If you hero and heroine end up married, where will they go on their honeymoon?

Probably Pinecraft, Florida.

About Laura: Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard in April 2015, and The Birdhouse in September 2015. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer.

Learn more or connect:, &, twitter: @Laura_V_Hilton,,,

About the book: The Postcard (from Promised to Another)

David Lapp survived a “code blue” when he was in a buggy/semi truck accident in Seymour, Missouri. Now after extensive therapy he has lingering mobility problems and is still struggling to find his place in the world. Lured away from Webster County by thoughts of closed buggies and a postcard friendship he’s developed with an Amish girl in Jamesport, he moves north, hoping for a fresh start. He finds work in the area tying flies and basket weaving, selling his products in the Amish markets in the Jamesport area.

Rachel Miller dreams of travel, but feels tied to her Amish life. She is being courted by Obadiah Graber, but wonders if there’s more to life. When she sees David’s name mentioned in The Budget, she strikes up a pen pal friendship with David while he’s in the hospital and in therapy, consoling him when he and his girlfriend part ways. She never dreams that David will come north and move into her community. David is still fearful in the buggy, especially in high traffic areas. Feeling he’s called by God to preach, David spends hours in the Bible, but the Amish discourage him, believing their ministers should be drawn by lot. Will David follow his call, even if it takes him out of the Amish church? Will Rachel realize her dream to travel?

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Question: Do you keep the greeting cards you’ve gotten over the years? All of them or only special ones?

Come back April 10th for Laura’s romantic excerpt!

13 Responses to “Laura V. Hilton – Character Interview – Part 2 of 3”

  • angela chesnut says:

    would love to win.

  • Melanie Backus says:

    Thank you for a great character interview. I am a card keeper! I keep them all and each one has a special place in my heart.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  • Melissa B. says:

    I only keep the special ones. But, my mom keeps the postcards. She has a huge collection.

  • Deanne Patterson says:

    I only have the special Christmas cards that I keep. I kept every single card my husband has given me over the years. That’s 23 years worth. They are all so special to me !

  • Merry says:

    I save all the cards my husband gives me, cards from my children and special ones from my family members.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  • Deanna S says:

    Yes, I seem to keep cards and toss years later.. I do enjoy rereading them..
    dkstevensne AToutlookDOtCOm

  • C.J.Stringer says:

    Love reading Amish novels…have never read one of yours, but would be happy to win this one in your drawing!
    My great grandparents moved from Missouri to Oregon, and were Amish or very plain Mennonites.
    Would LOVE to meet an Amish family and go for a buggy ride!
    Blessings to you

  • Love Amish stories and I have read some of yours that are among the top of my list, I never pick “ONE” favorite, lol, just can’t do that. Thank you for the chance to win “The Postcard”.

    wfnren at aol dot com

  • Shelia Hall says:

    I love Amish books!

  • JackieW says:

    The blurb about your book makes me want to read it. I like the idea of the postcard…something I always enjoyed getting from friends. Glad I dropped in to read the blog today.

  • I would love the opportunity to read one of Laura’s books! I keep most greeting cards and then go through them at a later date and toss out a few. I still have a dresser drawer full, indicating that I don’t throw away too many! 😀

  • When I was younger, I kept all the greeting cards from boyfriends, but I tossed them after breakups. My mom had advised me that it was often really painful keeping things like that, and after my own tearful trips down memory lane, I have to agree. I did use a lot as post cards though. Using the cover of a card if it wasn’t written on. I do have all of the cards from my husband and many from friends. Those cards that are just really special. 🙂


  • I keep all the greeting cards from my parents, husband, son, a few friends, and church members. I’m running out of storage room fast.

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