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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Farewell My Denmark

  I'm featuring Tina Scott's book on the blog today. Check it out! Heidi


Woot! Woot! Woot!
FAREWELL, MY DENMARK book giveaway and celebration APRIL 8 – 26th

 My Wonderful Helpers:

April 8____Tristi Pinkston: http://tristipinkston.blogspot.com/
April 9____Heidi Murphy:  http://murph4slaw.blogspot.com/
April 12___Valerie Ipson: http://valerieipson.blogspot.com/
April 15___Cami Checketts: http://camicheckettsbooks.blogspot.com
April 16___Joyce DiPastena: http://jdp-news.blogspot.com
April 22___Joyce Smith: http://zanygsworld.blogspot.com/
April 23___Jennifer Griffith: www.authorjennifergriffith.com/
April 23___Julie Martin Wallace: http://juliemartinwallace.blogspot.com/

Each Friday, April 12th, 19th, 26th, one winner will be picked from that weeks comments to receive a copy of my novel [You may choose from print or ebook]

INTERNATIONAL: ebook only, no gift card. Sorry.

Winner will be drawn Fridays @ 5pm Pacific Standard time.
Participants who didn’t win may re-enter each week w/ new comments and Facebook/Twitter announcements.


Leave a comment on hosts blog = 1 entry

Leave a comment on my blog w/ your email address in case you win = 1 entry
(Those w/o an email address posted will forfeit if they win.)

Tweet about giveaway w/ link to my blog = 1 entry

Facebook announcement about giveaway w/ link to my blog = 1 entry

[My publication date has been postponed, but I will get the books out to winners ASATP (as soon as they're published), which will be this June.]

What prompted you to write the novel?
My ancestors are from Denmark, and when I was reading my great-great grandmother’s life history, it dawned on me that I should write a novel about her experiences, and the Danish pioneers.
Is this a pioneer story, then?
It’s not to be compared with The Work and the Glory, other than the people in Farewell, My Denmark are travelling toward Zion.
Will this be a series?
No. I do have a couple of other historical novels from Denmark planned, but the characters in each story are different.
Where did you get your information?
My ancestor’s life stories, the Mormon Immigration Index, personal visits to Denmark, and from visiting the Church History Museum in Salt Lake City, Utah. And, the Internet.
The main Character, Catherine, is on a quest to find true love, is this a historical romance?
There are elements of romance, but it’s not written as a traditional romance. For one, Catherine doesn’t meet her true love right away. She struggles through several wrong choices first.
Why did you do this?
So often people are tempted to watch a romantic movie or read a romantic book and think life is like that, and then they’re disappointed. In real life, it’s sometimes tricky to decide who Mr. Right is, and so Catherine struggles in identifying him, and has more proposals on the voyage.
Is the book set at sea, or in America, or both?
I wanted to give readers a feel for what the Scandinavian Saints gave up when they left their homes. Farewell, My Denmark starts at Catherine’s home and then chronicles their travels through Denmark, Germany, and England. About half of the novel is set aboard the John J. Boyd, the ship my ancestors actually sailed on, and then ends when they arrive in America.
Why don’t you write a story about them traveling across America?
There are a lot of really good novels depicting the Saints’ struggles in America. I wanted to write from a different perspective.
Could you tell us a little about your book?
A failed engagement sets seventeen-year-old Catherine Erichsen on a faith-building journey of self-discovery as she follows her parents and other Mormon saints on the 1863 immigration to America. When precious heirlooms start disappearing aboard the John J. Boyd, Catherine nearly loses her life at the hands of thieving sailors and fears she won't live long enough to fulfill the desires of her heart.

Thanks, Tina, for your stories! I can't wait to read the book.


  1. Thank you for posting your interesting interview with Tina on your blog Heidi. I am excited to read Farewell My Denmark when it comes out. My fathers family hales from Denmark also.
    Margaret Turley

  2. Heidi,
    Thank you for hosting my giveaway. Love your blog.

  3. The curiosity is driving me nuts! I really want to know about these multiple proposals, and the things that go missing. Pick me, Pick me!!! lol