Monday, May 27, 2019

Wooing Cadie McCaffrey by Bethany Turner: Author Interview and Giveaway ~ Lone Star Literary Book Blog Tour

  Genre: Christian Romance / Humor
Publisher: Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group
Date of Publication: May 21, 2019
Number of Pages: 352

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After four years with her boyfriend, Cadie McCaffrey is thinking of ending things. Convinced Will doesn’t love her in the “forever” way she loves him, Cadie believes it’s time for her to let him go before life passes her by. When a misunderstanding leads to a mistake, leaving her hurt, disappointed, and full of regret, she finally sends him packing. But for Will, the end of their relationship is only the beginning of his quest to figure out how to be the man Cadie wanted him to be. With the dubious guidance of his former pro-athlete work friends and tactics drawn from Cadie’s favorite romantic comedies, Will attempts to win her back. It’s a foolproof plan. What could possibly go wrong?

“Rising star Bethany Turner’s Wooing Cadie McCaffrey highlights the author’s oh-so-readable voice and engaging characters. One of the many things I love about Turner is the way she tackles tough subjects with candor yet writes with the right amount of discretion. Romantics everywhere will sigh happily at the perfect ending. Highly recommended!” -- Colleen Coble, USA Today bestselling author of The House at Saltwater Point and the Rock Harbor series

Bethany Turner has done it again! Filled with wit and loaded with pop culture references, Wooing Cadie McCaffrey is sure to be an instant favorite among fans of Christian romance. I’ve found my new go-to author for rom-com with heart.” -- Carla Laureano, RITA award–winning author of The Saturday Night Supper Club and Brunch at Bittersweet Café

Interview with Bethany Turner

How does your book relate to your faith?

In The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck, I got to deal with a new Christ-follower adapting to her new life of faith. In Wooing Cadie McCaffrey, we get to spend time with Cadie who has been a Christian basically her entire life. Her dad is a pastor, and her mom is a Christian Living author and TV host. I relate more to Cadie’s past and upbringing than Sarah’s, and it was so challenging to explore the principles of mercy and forgiveness through the lens of lifelong faith. I think sometimes those of us who have been in the faith a long time are expected to have it all figured out, but obviously that’s not the case.

What do you think most characterizes your writing?

My favorite way to write is with this stream-of-consciousness style of first-person point of view. I think it’s sort of a combination of how the character would be writing in her journal and how she would be talking to her best friend. Hopefully the reader feels like they are that friend. And then as far as what I write…my favorite thing is to tackle tough, tricky, sensitive subjects that we need to be talking about. But by wrapping them is this rom-com package, hopefully readers can feel comfortable as we unpack them together.

What was the hardest part of writing this book?

The hardest part was probably also the best part. I got to create this couple who is broken up for most of the book but who is, without a doubt, meant to be together. The problems between them had to be realistic and understandable so the reader would understand why they weren’t together. After all, this is a couple with a shared history and a lot of already-established love. So why are they apart, and what are they going to do about it?

What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

Will Whitaker. Wooing Cadie McCaffrey alternates back and forth between Cadie’s first person POV and Will’s third person POV. It was my first time writing from the guy’s point of view, and I enjoyed it more than I could have imagined. Getting to be in Will’s head and see how kind and wonderful he is, and especially getting to see how devoted he is to Cadie, was a true highlight.

What projects are you working on at the present?

I just wrapped up the first draft of my next novel, another romantic comedy which will be
published by Revell in Spring of 2020. That one is the story of Hadley and Max, and I’m excited to see who they really become as we dive into edits soon!

How important are names to you in your books? How do you choose names?

Well, considering that so far the names of my leading characters have been in the title—with The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck and Wooing Cadie McCaffrey—I’d say names are pretty important! (The next leading character is Hadley Beckett. We’ll see if she ends up in the title or not!) But I don’t set out with any great plan for that to be the case. I usually start with a list of baby names, actually. I’m just looking for names that are unique and memorable but not overly complicated. Most importantly of all, they need to sound natural—like you’ve been hearing the name for years and you would never have any reason to question it.

Bethany Turner is the award-winning author of The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck, which was a Christy Award finalist. When she’s not writing (and even when she is), she serves as the director of administration for Rock Springs Church in Southwest Colorado. She lives with her husband and their two sons in Colorado, where she writes for a new generation of readers who crave fiction that tackles the thorny issues of life with humor and insight.
Grand Prize: Copies of Wooing Cadie McCaffrey 
and The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck + stationery set
2nd Prize: Copy of Wooing Cadie McCaffrey + bookish coffee mug
3rd Prize: Copy of Wooing Cadie McCaffrey + $10 Amazon Gift Card
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