Three Wishes by Lisa T. Bergren Q&A and #BookGiveaway #LadiesInDefiance
Did somebody say “time travel?”
Check out the new River of Time book series by Lisa T. Bergren and see who’s taking a little ride…..
How is your new heroine, “A Lady in Defiance” of the times or circumstances in which she lived?
Well, I seem to be writing ladies in defiance a lot these days…maybe I always do in certain measure, because I love strong heroines who know their own minds! My new heroine, Zara Ruiz, is a modern-day girl who travels back in time to 1840 Mexican-California. She faces assumptions of how she should act and speak from the get-go, and a male-dominant culture (Hello there, Machismo!) that grates on her nerves. She’s used to making her own decisions and speaking her own mind. The people she meets also assume she is a lady, and as one of the “upper class,” she faces discrimination between masters and servants. Here’s a sneak peek:
Zara has grown up helping her grandmother run her restaurant, so she finds cooking soothing. So she goes to the kitchen and insists she be put to work, and joins right in with the staff there without further thought. She also makes our hero, Javier, take second- and third-glances when she defends herself (a little Krav Maga—Israeli martial arts—always helps), speaks her mind freely, and plays the guitar with abandon.
Did I hear something about a possible TV/Movie deal in the works?!!!!? Any updates on that you can share?
This is about as close as I’ve ever come! Can’t tell you more than two major studios are interested. Will that pan out into anything? Who knows! Hollywood seems to be a Yeah!-That’s-Great!-Now-Wait! sorta town.
You seem to write books in every genre of writing possible! Children’s, Teen, Historical, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Non-fiction… Wowza! IF you had to pick only one genre to write forever and ever, what would it be and why?
Hmmm….It just might be these time travel novels. Because I think it’s how I set my mind every time I write…How would it feel if I was in her shoes there and then? And given that I have a passion for history, it just allows me to pretend in a way that makes me grin as I write.
Do you have a God-moment to share? An instance where you knew you were in the right place, doing the right thing, for His greater purpose?
What a great question! Happily, I have those often, because I’m committed to trying to pay attention to how he is leading and follow through where he points me. Last weekend, it was helping a single mama by bringing over troops to fix things in her house, clean, and organize. She said, “I feel so loved! It’s like I won the lottery!” I am still smiling as I write that, because that was all God, and I was just so happy that we followed through.
Is there a favorite quote from Three Wishes you can leave us with?
I’m Zara Ruiz. Granddaughter of a poor restaurant owner. Daughter to a prison inmate and runaway mother. Almost–high school graduate. Almost–college attender. Sudden time-traveler.
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR. BECAUSE YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT.
Zara Ruiz is a normal California girl on the verge of graduating high school and thinking about her dawning future. But when dusk brings a shattering loss—and she discovers a priceless object in the shallows of a tide pool—she is thrust a hundred-and-eighty years into the past. There she meets handsome ranchero Javier de la Ventura—who has big dreams and bigger secrets—along with his enchanting family, in a land that is at once familiar, and yet utterly foreign.
Between cattle rustlers, pirates and a growing call for statehood, it is not a peaceful time to be a Mexican settler in young Alta, California. But it is in that time and place that Zara must decide if she’s discovered what she longs for most in the past, or if her heart’s THREE WISHES can only be resolved in the present.
Lisa T. Bergren is the author of over forty books that have sold more than three million copies combined. She lives in Colorado Springs, CO with her family (three kids, hubby and a cute little Westie), but mostly thinks about her next trip and novel. www.LisaTawnBergren.com
Thank you so much Lisa, and as a bonus, she has offered to giveaway a copy of Three Wishes to one lucky winner. A US winner will have a choice of paperback or e-copy and an international winner will receive an e-copy. Enter through the Rafflecopter below:
The giveaway will run through April 22, 2016 and the winner will be announced on April 23.
Posted on April 8, 2016, in Book Giveaway, Guest Post and tagged a lady in defiance, heather blanton. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.
I’ve read the first 3 books of the Rivers of Time series so I’m ready for Bourne & Tributary (River of Time #4). Lisa’s creative team has really outdone themselves with this cover. I think it’s the most stunning so far.
I’ve read all her Rive of Time series (all 5!). Can’t wait for this one! @gehringercarol
All of her childrens books.
I’d love to read Cascade!
I started reading the River of Time series a while ago and fell in love with the characters, setting, and everything about all five of the books. That led to reading both the Grand Tour and Remnants series by her. I’m looking forward to reading Three Wishes next. 🙂
Thanks for the interview and the giveaway! I absolutely LOVE this cover! I think I need to start with book one of this series, or the Grand Tour series (I mostly read historicals, but time travel is at least partly historical, right?). Thanks again! Danandlyndaedwards (at) msn (dot) com.
Great interview! Lisa, you are a new author for me. Which book would you recommend I start reading? 🙂
I would most be interested in reading Grand Illusions, book #1 from Lisa’s Grand Tour series and the rest of this series. Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway! ~Alison Boss
I would love to read Midnight Sun. You have been one of my favorite authors for a long time.
I’ve read several of Lisa’s books and loved them! I would like to read Grave Consequences. The cover is intriguing. 🙂
well… it’s actually Three Wishes that I’m dying to read – no kidding – have read the series and can.not.wait. for this one !
Thanks for hosting and posting Heather 😉
You’re doing an amazing job with all your social media ++++ WRITING !! 5* to You!
Thank you so much for the kind words. That’s high praise!
Glittering Promises sounds like such an exciting book to read.
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Rivers of Time series. And of course interested in Three Wishes!
I have actually never read a “time travel” novel. The time travel series would be a good place to start. However, we have all of Lisa’s children’s books in our church library and I love them.
I am not a time travel fan, but have enjoyed these last few books by Lisa Bergen! Thanks for sharing the interview with us.