Ada Brownell

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Today we welcome author Ada Brownell, to 3 Questions Wednesday.


(1) What is your favorite book? [Bible excluded]

Ada: My favorite novel is a historical romance, Prairie Rose, by Catherine Palmer because descriptions are so vivid. Rosie Cotton Mills is so delightful, humor pops up on every side, and the developing romance pure and powerful. But a more recent favorite is The Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson, a powerful book which has won all sorts of awards.

My favorite books about writing are Word Painting by Rebecca McClanahan and Words that Work by Frank Luntz.

My favorite Christian education books are The Greatest Thing in the World by Henry Drummond, a book from another Century, and Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell. I still use those books as references.

(2) If you could walk into any book, what literary character would you want to be?

Ada: I would want to be Marty, the grief-stricken young widow of Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke. I would want to be Marty because she developed such strong Christian character with a great capacity to love others.

(3) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Ada: Ireland or Sweden. My family has roots in Ireland, but I met this interesting woman at the airport from Sweden and while we had a layover I had a great opportunity to explain the gospel to her. She thought if she is a good person, she’ll get to heaven, but she knows almost nothing about Jesus or what the Bible says about Salvation and living forever. We discussed faith deeply and she was astounded to realize she developed her own faith system, and it is faith as much as the faith of those who believe in God.

“I’ll have to think about that,” she told me.

I now pray for her every day.


Thanks, Ada, for joining us on 3 Questions Wednesday! Leave a comment for a chance to win an e-copy of her Bible studies; Imagine the Future You or Swallowed by Life:  Mysteries of Death, Resurrection and the Eternal.


The Lady Fugitive

How does a respected elocutionist become a face on a wanted poster?THE LADY FUGITIVE COVER 2

Jenny Louise Parks escapes from the coal bin, and her abusive uncle offers a handsome reward for her return. Because he is a judge, he will find her or he won’t inherit her parents’ ranch.

Determination to remain free grips Jenny, especially after she meets William and there’s a hint of romance. But while peddling household goods and showing a Passion of the Christ moving picture, he discovers his father’s brutal murder.

Will Jenny avoid the bounty hunters? Can she forgive the person who turns her in? Will she find peace, joy and love?


Ada Brownell is the author of five books, about 300 stories and articles in Christian publications, and she spent a large chunk of her life as a reporter, mostly for The Pueblo Chieftain in Colorado. She and her husband L.C., have five children, one of them in heaven, and wonderful grandchildren.

Among her books: The Lady Fugitive, released July 18, 2014, Imagine the Future You, a youth Bible study (November 2013). Joe the Dreamer: The Castle and the Catapult, (Jan. 15, 2013); Swallowed by Life: Mysteries of Death, Resurrection and the Eternal, (Dec. 6, 2011); and Confessions of a Pentecostal, out of print but released in 2012 for Kindle; All the books are available in paper or for Kindle. Imagine the Future You audiobook is available at  Free book with new Audible membership.

The Lady Fugitive

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Twitter: @adellerella

Blog: Stick to Your Soul Encouragement



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