3 Questions Wednesday with Sandra Ardoin

Welcome to 3 Questions Wednesday!

sandra ardoin_headshot1This week’s guest is an award-winning historical romance author Sandra Ardoin, Welcome to the Inspired Prompt blog, Sandra.

First question—Who is your favorite author?

Sandra: Like so many other favorites in life, my “always-read” authors change from time to time. In fact, I’ve had numerous favorites over the years. At this moment, though, I’d say it’s Elizabeth Camden. I’ve read ALL of her books. I really enjoy how she incorporates interesting professions, particularly for women, and provides so much historical information about those professions within an intriguing story.

Nice choice.  Now, second question

If you could write about anyone or anything fiction/nonfiction who or what would you write about?

Sandra: While I write historical romance (with a bit of mystery/suspense/adventure) and love it, I’d like to try my hand at a contemporary romantic suspense. It’s a genre I enjoy reading. In fact, I enjoy any story with mystery or suspense. Actually, I have started one, but the historical romance continues to call me back. I believe in God’s timing and leading, so…clock-3179167__340

Timing is everything 😉 That brings us to question number three—

If you could spend time with a character from your book or another book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

Sandra:  I’d pal around with Hallie Russell Preston, the heroine in my new novella A Love Most Worthy. She loves adventure. I think we’d borrow Bill Zeller’s rocker to find gold nuggets on the beach at Nome, Alaska. Bill and his wife are friends of Hallie’s with a tent on the beach where they live as they search for their fortune in gold. We might drag along Amelia Peabody, the archeologist from Elizabeth Peters’ books. Um… Come to think of it, she’d probably drag us along!

Sounds like an adventurous day! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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A Love Most Worthy

almw - ardoinShe didn’t know which was colder,

           an Arctic winter or her new husband’s heart.

Hallie Russell believes life should be lived to the fullest. For that reason, she sails to the gold rush town of Nome, Alaska to take her cousin’s place as the mail-order bride of a respected shopkeeper. But when her aloof husband’s wedding-night announcement rocks her plans for their marriage, Hallie sees her desire for a family to call her own vanish as quickly as the dreams of hopeful miners.

Tragedy led Rance Preston to repent of his rowdy ways and open a general store for the miners in Nome. He’s content in his bachelorhood, but his two orphaned nephews deserve a proper and serious-minded mother. Duped once by a vivacious female, he’s determined to never again let his heart overrule his head…until the high spirits of his new bride threaten his resolve.

When a misunderstanding comes to light, will they allow the gale force winds of insecurity to destroy what they each need most?


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Sandra Ardoin

As an author of heartwarming and award-winning historical romance, Sandra Ardoin engages readers with page-turning stories of love and faith. Rarely out of reach of a book, she’s also an armchair sports enthusiast, country music listener, and seldom says no to eating out.

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14 thoughts on “3 Questions Wednesday with Sandra Ardoin

  1. Ooo. Another intriguing book in A Love Most Worthy! Looking forward to it.

    Two things I really appreciate about this interview is that, Sandra, you admit that your favorites sway from one author to another. I’ve found that to be true in my reading as well. And the second thing I like is that you mention there is a difference in what you write and what you read. Sometimes I think we feel we must always read in the same vein as our writing but you have given given us a bit more freedom.

    Thanks for sharing with us!

    • Thank you for your kind words, Kristy. While I read a lot of historicals, I like anything with adventure, action, mystery/suspense. Right now, I’m reading Colleen Coble’s The House at Saltwater Point. I’ve recently read A Bound Heart by Laura Frantz, and I’ll pick up a speculative or YA on occasion. They say variety is the spice of life. 🙂 I think it’s important to read in your writing genre, but don’t let it stifle you.

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  3. Fun interview! I actually think I would love to go with you to search for gold nuggets on the beach at Nome, Alaska. I’m sure all those book characters would make it an exciting time! Love the title and the intriguing book cover!

  4. Amelia Peabody is such a great character 😀 I enjoy historical novels, especially the mystery suspense variety. It was a pleasure to read this interview- looks like I have another author to look for! Thanks 🙂

  5. Hi, Sandra! I’m reading a historical fiction novel right now. I’m so amazed at the research it takes to write fiction that aligns with history. I told a friend who writes historical fiction the same thing. I was surprised she thought writing contemporary was more difficult, that historical fiction gives a writer facts to weave the story around. It’s funny how different brains work differently. 🙂

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