About the Author
Andrea Boeshaar has been married for nearly 40 years. She and her husband Daniel have 3 wonderful sons, 1 beautiful daughter-in-law, and 5 precious grandchildren.
Andrea’s publishing career began in 1994 when her first novel was released by Heartsong Presents (Barbour Publishing). She went on to write numerous romances for the book club and was voted one of the line’s “Favorite Authors” several times over. Andrea also wrote trade fiction for Barbour Publishing before helping to kick off Summerside Press’s “Love Finds You” line in 2008 with her novel Love Finds You in Miracle, Kentucky. In addition, she helped re-introduce Charisma House’s fiction line “Realms” into the CBA with her historical seriesSeasons of Redemption. She wrote another series for Realms/Charisma House called Fabric of Time. Book two of that series, Threads of Faith, finaled in the Inspirational Readers Choice Awards contest. Her third book in the series, Threads of Love, finaled in the National Excellence of Romance Fiction Award contest.
Having a heart for other writers, Andrea co-founded ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and served on its Advisory Board for a number of years. She maintains her membership in the organization.
1. What genre(s) do you write? Why do you choose to write in this genre?
I write Christian Romance (both historical and contemporary) & Women’s Fiction.
I love romance. Relationships intrigue me. God’s workings in the lives of His people are enthralling. Best of all, I know they are real. That’s why I just have to write about them. I want to give others the same hope and encouragement that I’ve found in Jesus Christ.
2. What top 5 books are currently on your TBR pile?
I try to read my Bible daily. I’m earning my BA so that takes reading time. I also have a critique partner who is a professional author and I read most of her work—and love it. In addition, I try to read books in the genres which I write.
So here’s the list:
1) At Your Request by Jen Turano
2) The Red Siren (Charles Towne Belles series) by MaryLu Tyndall
3) Washed Under the Waves by Gloria Clover
4) Forsaken Dreams (Escape to Paradise series) by MaryLu Tyndall
5) Against All Odds (Heroes of Quantico series) by Irene Hannon
3. What inspired your idea for Give Me Thine Heart?
This is actually quite hilarious. The PBS series “Poldark” was my inspiration—at first. Years ago, I pounded out a short synopsis and created a one-sheet which my agent was showing around, although it never went anywhere. When I was asked to be in the TIMELESS LOVE collection, I re-imagined my story and “Give Me Thine Heart” came to fruition.
4. What do you want readers to take away from reading Give Me Thine Heart?
My prayer is that readers won’t give up on their Prodigal Sons (or daughters or grandchildren). There’s always hope because God has ways of turning their worlds around for good.
5. What is your current WIP? What can you tell us about this project?
I’ve got several in the hopper. Next up is another novella, although shorter, called “Love’s Guiding Light.” After that it’s “A Captain for Christmas.” Next year will showcase two short contemporary novels and book 3 (historical) in my Shenandoah Valley Saga.
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