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

Shannon here: Laura V. Hilton shares insight into her characters’ romance from her latest Amish romance, A White Christmas in Webster County. Answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing for a copy. Deadline: Sept 13th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Laura:

Laura V. HiltonA White Christmas in Webster County by Lara V. Hilton

  • Are you open to your own romance?

My twin brother, Abram, got married a month ago and to be honest, I am a little jealous. But I haven’t met the girl that I want to marry yet. And my life is a bit unsettled right now.

  • What’s the number one quality you’d require in a mate?

I’d want her to love God as much as I do.

  • What’s the number two quality you’d require in a mate?

Complete honesty with me.

  • Where is the best place you can think of to find a mate?

Well, being Amish, usually we meet other Amish at Singings or Frolics. Or maybe out-of-state weddings.

  • What would be a reason to end a potential romance for you?

If she lies to me, or… if she… decides I’m not the man for her.

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

Within two weeks.

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


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

The hero is.

  • Who said, “I love you” first, your hero or your heroine?

The heroine.

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


About Laura: Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools three of her children. Her two oldest children are homeschool graduates and are in college. 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. A nonAmish book Swept Away will release November 2014 from Abingdon Press.

She is contracted for another three book Amish series with Whitaker House, The Amish of Jamesport series, begins in November 2014 with The Snow Globe, The Postcard in June 2015, and The Bird House in September 2015, and A White Christmas in Webster County (Amish) releasing in September 2014. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites.

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About the book – A White Christmas in Webster County (September 2014, Whitaker House):

Wanting to relocate from Shipshewana to somewhere new, Mercy Lapp answered an ad in The Budget to work as a mother’s helper for Matthew and Shanna Yoder in Seymour, Missouri. Mercy relocated from Shipshewana to give herself space and time to heal after the death of her beau in a fishing trip on Lake Michigan.

Abner Hilty fled Shipshewana to Montana to work on a ranch after he and his twin brother witnessed a murder. Now that the killer is safely behind bars, Abner decides to visit his brother Abram in Missouri where he’d settled with his bride of one month. Mercy is surprised to see Abner there, and equally surprised by how much he’d changed physically since she’d last seen him.

Even though the two live in different districts they occasionally see each other in town and form a fledging friendship. As Christmas approaches, an unexpected heavy snow lets Abner and Mercy spend a lot of time together in wintertime fun. Abner hopes to interest Mercy in a more permanent relationship. But then Mercy has a potentially life changing discovery. Will she return to Shipshewana to answer the summons of the past? Or settle in a new place?

A Christmas Romance. A chance for a new beginning. Then her past is resurrected.

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Question: Are there any Amish people in your area or your family?

Come back Sept 5th for Laura’s excerpt!


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

  • angela chesnut says:

    yes we have a lot of Amish people in my area.

  • Vicki Marney says:

    No Amish in my area that I know of (Oregon); however, we DO have a large community of Russian Old Believers. I see them often in the stores & restaurants & don’t really know much about them, except they wear the long dresses & wear a rolled head covering. But they drive cars & I’m pretty sure they have cell phones & use electricity. Mainly their dress that would be thought to be similar.

  • shelia hall says:

    Yes, there are some Amish and menninite families in our county and thee are some in Pontotoc that have very good vegetables that we visit

  • mary ellen ashenfeder says:

    We have no Amish people in our family. We do have several small Amish & Mennonite communities in our area in central PA. There are markets, roadside stands and the like which I enjoy shopping at.This Saturday one of the Amish schools is having their Amish School Benefit Auction. It is held twice a year and is always a fun time.

  • Linda McFarland says:

    None in my family but I live near Lancaster Co., PA. Love visiting often. Laura is a new-to-me author and I’m loving her books! Linda

  • Sharon Timmer says:

    I don’t think there are any Amish people near Little Rock but I think there are some in Arkansas because they sell their jams & other things at The Farmers Market doentown.

  • Lucy Nix says:

    Love your blog, also loved reading this book(advance PDF copy), Thank you for allowing me to read an advance copy. This book is AWESOME!!! A must read for the holiday season. A short review left on both and Barnes and Noble website. Also Whoopie Pie Book Club. Didn’t want to give away too many surprizes.

  • Nope no Amish people in my family or where I live in Arizona. When I visited my husband’s hometown in Pennsylvania I met a few Mennonite women but no Amish even then. That’s why I enjoy the books. 🙂

  • Melanie Backus says:

    We have no Amish but there are quite a few Mennonite families in our area.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  • Melody Durant says:

    Our neighboring town of Coalgate, OK has an Amish community. We have some in Nicaragua also.

  • Janet Estridge says:

    I have friends whose parents and grand-parents are Amish but they are not.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.

  • Maryann says:

    No, there are no Amish in our area or in our family, but we do like to visit Lancaster, Penn.

  • There aren’t Amish where I live, but I see lots of their cheeses in the grocery stores. We do have Mennonites in our area.

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