Okay, without further ado, here's Casey...
Welcome to the CBRB, Casey! I’m thrilled to have you here! What is your favorite genre?
LOL! What genre ISN’T would be a better question. ;-) If I had to pick just one though that I could never deviate from reading ever again, I would say inspirational contemporary fiction. So much to love and it’s wide enough to include many of my varying tastes in reading.
What is your all time favorite book?
Again, tough question. I would probably say Hidden Places by Lynn Austin. That book has SUCH a strong plot to it and characters that leap from the page. I think I’ve read the book three times now. It’s almost time for a fourth.
What character has stood the test of time?
Definitely Faith O’Connor in A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman. If there is someone I want to be when I grow up, it’s Faith.
What was the most boring book you've read?
Oh….think I’ll pass on this question. Trust me, I’ve read them. Just don’t like to bash them. ;-)
I completely understand;-) What book has had the most BANG! ending?
Hmm. I actually don’t like “bang” endings, because they come on too fast most of the time. I will say the ending to Brandilyn Collins’ Over the Edge was WOW, what just happened?? But in a good way.
Which character has disgusted you the most?
It’s usually a villain, or someone who plays a villain like character in a book. I hate it when in-laws try and take something away from their daughter-or son-in-law, because they think they deserve it. Makes my blood boil when I read that.
Which character has been the Villain of Villains?
I think I’m going to go back to Hidden Places and say Frank Wyatt. That man was controlling people even from the grave. Shudder. Definitely a villain to remember.
Okay, a really fun question: If you could choose one character to be your husband who would you choose?
LOL! Hmm. I think I would have to say Levi Grant from To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer. THAT character was truly one that made my heart sigh—in so many ways.
Last question: what is the ideal Christian fiction novel?
Ideal for me is: gritty characters and/or story line that rise above their circumstances, their faith in God strengthened and oftentimes challenged. Romance is always a good mix to blend the plot and a story that is rife with conflict and challenge, but moves me at the heart level. That is what equates “ideal” to me. And I’m so thankful to find that more times than not!
Thank you again, Casey, for being here! I'm adding those books you mentioned to my ever growing "to be read" pile:-) Alright readers, the discussion question for this week is "What character has stood the test of time?" Or, in other words, if you could invite one character to have tea- or coffee- with you, who would you choose? (And just for fun... which beverage do you prefer: coffee or tea? I think I already know the answer:-)
Hmm, since I'm asking the question, I suppose I have the right to slightly modify it:)- I can't narrow it down to one character but I can name one family. The Tucker Family from the Shiloh Legacy series by Bodie and Brock Thoene. They have definitely stood the test of time! So, join in on the discussion! Who knows, maybe one of you just might win a prize;-)