Genesis 5020

My Story for His Glory

Write to the Point with Laura Hilton September 26, 2012

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 Congratulations to Karen who won Kat Heckenbach’s book.

This week we get write to the point with Laura Hilton.

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, and Promised to Another. Healing Love will begin the Amish of Webster County series in September 2012. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Laura is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites.

Tell us about yourself, family, where are you from, how long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing ever since I can remember. My husband and I will be celebrating our in December, and we have five children – two boys and three girls. We live in Arkansas, near the Missouri border.

How did you come to know Jesus as your Savior? 

I was saved when I about nine years old. It was a communion Sunday, and I remember asking my mom what some of the words the pastor said meant, and I didn’t take communion that Sunday, I went up during the invitation and talked to the pastor. And he explained salvation and helped me pray.

Tell us about your latest book. What do want your readers to take away after the last page? 

Healing Love


Who knew Cupid had four paws? Amish midwife Kristine Lapp’s dog, Chinook, develops a slew of unfamiliar ailments that sends Kristi to Shane Zimmerman, their veterinarian neighbor. Shane’s grandparents were Amish, but his dad left years ago in favor of education and marriage to an Englisch woman. After Shane’s wife died in childbirth, Shane returns to Amish country to live and serve, but he’s determined not to return to the faith of his father. Prejudiced against the herbal and natural remedies that Kristi uses in her practice, the vet is determined to avoid what his eccentric neighbor cooks up. Can God use a loyal pet to mix a little old medicine with new and bring two neighbors past their differences so they can find a love with a positive prognosis
?

 I’ll leave the take away between God and the reader.  I know what I took away, but God may have different plans for others.

How often do you blog and what do you cover in your blog? 

I blog on http://lighthouse-academy.blogspot.com every day, with reviews, press releases, and interviews promoting other authors.   http://laurav.hilton.blogspot.com is sporadic, its news related to me, my family, verses, sometimes promoting others, and Bible verses.  Right now it is a verse a day with lovely illustrations to go with it.  http://booksbylaura.blogspot.com is my book news.

Can you share with us a favorite book you have read?  

I have so many favorites, it’s hard to choose one.   The best books I read recently would be Lethal Legacy by Irene Hannon, Tidewater Inn by Colleen Coble, Dying to Read by Lorena McCourtney and The Reunion by Dan Walsh. I’m currently reading With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin. So far it’s great. 

Can you share with us a Genesis 5020 in your life?

There are so many incidents like that in my life. Some we’re still trying to figure out the “God intended it for good part.” But one that stands in my mind is when I was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago. I went through chemo and radiation and really found a passion for encouraging other cancer patients going through treatment with me. I tried to be as upbeat as possible and pointed so many toward God at that time.

Do you have a life and/or a ministry verse? 

My life and ministry verse is Jeremiah 29:11.  For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.”

Where can we find you on the web?

Facebook – Author Laura V. Hilton.  Twitter – Laura_V_Hilton.  And the blogs I listed above.

Is there anything I didn’t ask that you would like to add? 

I’m offering a giveaway of Healing Love, the first book in The Amish of Webster County series.

Thanks so much for taking the time to share with us today Laura.

Readers, as Laura mentioned she  is giving away a paperback copy of her book to one commentator. Leave a comment for Laura by October 2 at 5:00 PM  to be entered in the drawing.

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24 Responses to “Write to the Point with Laura Hilton”

  1. Judy Burgi Says:

    I would love to win a copy of “Healing Love”. I am a huge fan of Laura’s and have read all her Amish fiction books. She is a great story teller and author!

    Blessings!
    Judy
    judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)com

  2. Laura, thank you for your honesty. You are right, sometimes it takes time to find out where God is in the mix in some of the tough circumstances of our lives. I am so glad you were able to minister to other cancer patients, and I bet you ministered in a way that someone who hasn’t had to face cancer was able to minister. I know God doesn’t put sickness on us, but I love how He can use what the enemy meant for harm and turn it into something good. My sister is a breast cancer survivor, sadly she lost her son to cancer when he was seventeen.

    I was sexually abused as a child and it took years to find the good in that, to figure out where God was. He blew me away showing me that my imaginary mother and father was a way he used to comfort me and help me stay sane until He could minister healing to me out of that situation. He’s been revealing many areas where He intervened in my life, areas I never realized. God is awesome.

    Your book sounds fantastic.

    HM at HVC dot RR dot COM

  3. Amy C Says:

    I loved this post. I have not read any of Laura’s books. I think that needs to change.
    Campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  4. I would love a chance to read this book by Laura Hilton. It sounds like a great book.
    clSwalwell@gmail.com

    Thank you for this opportunity.

    In Him,

    Cheri

  5. Dana Spille Says:

    I love to read Amish books .The reason why I love to read them is they are very clean and always have a ending that points to their Faith and Trust in God .Thank you for the contest would ove to win a copy of this book .Dana

  6. Deb Ragno Says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed Laura’s first series and am so looking forward to her next book. djragno (at) hotmail (dot) com

  7. Kathy Faberge Says:

    A nice interview! I love getting to know authors. I like some of the same authors as Laura, and quite a few years ago I lived in NW Arkansas. It was a nice place to live and I still have a good friend there. Would love to win this book, too. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  8. loretta Says:

    To date, I have not read a Laura Hilton book, hoping to change that.

  9. Jackie Tessnair Says:

    Would love to win this book.Thanks

  10. godblessamerica2 Says:

    Sorry I clicked post and then realized my email addy was clickable.

  11. Diana Says:

    Wow what a testmony you are. I have not read your books but I sure would love too. I love to read amish ones. Being a christian ia icing on the cake. May the Lord keep on blessing you. Would love to win!!!

  12. Diane Papke Says:

    please enter me in your book contest. sounds like a good read. ladydipap@yahoo.com thank you

  13. Beth C Says:

    Amish books are my favorite! I look forward to The Amish of Webster County series.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

  14. carolee888 Says:

    Haven’t a Laura Hilton book yet and no Amish fiction book with a dog in it either. Would love to read her book.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

  15. Thanks for this interview. I haven’t read a book yet by Laura, but hope to end that by winning the Healing Love. I enjoy reading, especially about Amish. My sister died at 47, and she was a great example to many with her faith and courage. And, now I have a friend showing her courage.
    Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

  16. Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award in my latest blog post. Your turn to pass it on! 🙂

  17. Marie Says:

    I love your books thanks for offering the great contest.
    God Bless,
    Marie

  18. Karen Spiegel Says:

    This book sounds really good. Would love to win it.

  19. Jo Says:

    I love to read Amish books and would love a copy of this book. It sounds like such a great book. I’m fascinated to find out what happens here.

  20. I love the cover, and the book sounds great. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

  21. barbjan10 Says:

    October is my birthday month…I’ll be 74. It’s about time I read one of Laura’s exciting stories. Don’t you think? Thanks for this giveaway and the chance to win a great read.

    Blessed by Grace,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10@tx.rr.com

  22. Laura-I enjoyed reading more about you and your life. I praise God that he worked through you to reach others for him.

  23. […] get write to the point with Laura Hilton. She visited us a while ago. You can read that interview here. Read on to see what she is up to now. She has a giveaway for you […]

  24. […] Hilton is back with us today. You can read her first two interviews here and here. Read on to see what she is up to […]


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