Today we welcome author Christine Lindsay to 3 Questions Wednesday.
Hi Christine! So glad you joined us. First question:
Whose books would you never tire of and why?
Christine: She doesn’t seem to be writing much these days, but I love Linda Nichols books. I’ve read Not A Sparrow Falls, At the Scent of Water, and In Search of Eden. I wish she was still writing because her books are such quality in Christian fiction. Wonderful, gentle conveying of our faith, but riveting stories.
I’m also very fond of Jack Cavanaugh‘s Songs of the Night series. In that series he writes about a dark era in history, Germany during the Nazi reign. I love the way he takes the reader through those dark times, but gives us hope on each page. I try to do the same with my series set during a terrible time in British Colonial India. Danger, trauma, drama, but always leading the characters and the reader to a joyful ending.
I love to read books that keep me on the edge of my seat, dangerous page turners, and books that take me to settings that are different from my day-to-day life. I also love the exotic. Even though I love history, I also like what I call BIG LOVE STORIES, not simple romance, but books that have it all. That’s what I try to write.
Sounds like some wonderful books—speaking of dangerous page turners—where would the suspense be without a bad guy or gal?
Who is your favorite fictional villain?
Christine: Gollum in Lord of the Rings. I know this is fantasy literature, but Tolkien was a classic. Gollum was one sad figure even to the point of being disfigured from his sin, but at the end of the book there is redemption for Gollum. He was necessary to the hero in defeating evil. I love complex characters, even to my villains. People usually have reasons for turning out awful. Most of the time a lousy childhood, but seeing the redemption of a character—now that makes a story!
I agree. I love to watch a villain redeem himself like Darth Vader.
Would you share with us something about your latest project?
Christine: Now that my 3-book series Twilight of the British Raj is complete, I am currently writing a non-fiction book about my experience relinquishing my first child to adoption when she was 3 days old in 1979, and to our painful reunion 20 years later in 1999. This book includes stories from other adoption reunions, and will show an amazing aspect to the heavenly Father’s love her us–His El Shaddai love.
I’m also looking forward to my fifth book being released this year—Sofi’s Bridge, a historical romance with Pelican Book Group. Tag-line “Are they running away from danger or driving straight toward it?”
Thank you for having me as a guest, Jennifer.
Thank you for dropping by, Christine. If you’d like a chance to win her entire 3-book series as E-books or (if the winner does not have an e-reader) her latest book in paper Veiled at Midnight, please leave a comment below.
VEILED AT MIDNIGHT—Book 3 of the series Twilight of the British Raj
The British Empire is coming to an end. As millions flee to the roads, caught up in the turbulent wake is Captain Cam Fraser, his sister Miriam, and the beautiful Indian Dassah.
Cam has never been able to put Dassah from his mind, ever since the days when he played with the orphans at the mission as a boy. But a British officer and the aide to the last viceroy cannot marry a poor Indian woman, can he?
As this becomes clear to Dassah, she has no option but to run. Cam may hold her heart—but she cannot let him break it again.
Miriam rails against the separation of the land of her birth, but is Lieutenant Colonel Jack Sunderland her soulmate or a distraction from what God has called her to do?
The 1947 Partition of India has separated the country these three love…but can they find their true homes before it separates them forever?
Christine Lindsay was born in Ireland, and is proud of the fact that she was once patted on the head by Prince Philip when she was a baby. Her great-grandfather, and her grandfather—yes father and son—were both riveters on the building of the Titanic. Tongue in cheek, Christine states that as a family they accept no responsibility for the sinking of that infamous ship.
Stories of Christine’s ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in Colonial India inspired her multi-award-winning, historical series Twilight of the British Raj, Book 1 Shadowed in Silk, Book 2 Captured by Moonlight, and newly released Veiled at Midnight.
Londonderry Dreaming is Christine’s first contemporary romance set in N. Ireland, published by Pelican Book Group, and she is looking forward to the release in 2015 of Sofi’s Bridge.
Christine makes her home on the west coast of Canada with her husband and their grown up family. Her cat Scottie is chief editor on all Christine’s books.
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