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WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN PAGE DAVIS
Saturday, March 25, 2017 by Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK:  My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains

AUTHOR:  Susan Page Davis

PUBLISHER:  Barbour

GENRE:  Historical romance

SERIES OR STAND ALONE:  Stand alone

TARGET AGE:  general

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN PAGE DAVIS TO PATTI’S PORCH. SUSAN TALKS ABOUT WHAT FICTIONAL CHARACTERS CAN TEACH US ABOUT HOW TO HANDLE CIRCUMSTANCES WE FACE IN REAL LIFE.

 

SUSAN IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR A COPY OF MY HEART BELONGS IN THE SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS.

 

When We Need to Take a Stand

by

Susan Page Davis

 

As readers, we can learn a lot from fictional characters as we see them handling problems. Some of those problems are similar to ones we face. Maybe the character doesn’t react the way we would, though.

 

Fiction lets me examine difficult issues without actually immersing myself in them. Or, if the character’s problems mirror mine, it lets me observe someone else dealing with that situation.

 

We’re all familiar with children’s stories in which the hero or heroine is bullied or coerced. From The Ugly Duckling and Cinderella, up through Harriet the Spy, we sympathize with the characters and root for them as they find ways to stand up to the ones harassing them. Anne Shirley cracks her slate over Gilbert Blythe’s head. Charlie Brown accepts Lucy Van Pelt’s taunting with a philosophic calm—most of the time.

 

In My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains, Carmela wants to break away from her uncle, who has been her guardian since she was twelve. Her uncle makes her speak to audiences and earn money by telling lies about her past. Carmela is now twenty. She’s been bullied for a long time, but now she wants to stop letting her guardian control her and put an end to the fraud, but she’s not sure how to go about it.

 

Most young women today would have no problem confronting someone over an issue like this, but in Carmela’s time that was unthinkable. She has no support system, no women’s shelter to run to, no hotline to call, and no role model to tell her what her options are.

 

When she finds herself separated from her uncle under very trying circumstances (she’s handcuffed to an unconscious man in the Arizona desert), she realizes this is her opportunity to gain freedom from that old life. But first she needs freedom from the very real captivity she’s in.

 

Carmela has a lot to go through before she can be independent, but the people surrounding her give her guidance and love. With God’s strength, will she be able to stand up and tell the truth at last? I hope you enjoy Carmela’s story and find some strength in it to encourage you to do the hard things you must.

 

Blurb for My Heart Belongs in the Superstition Mountains:

A Chance for Escape Takes Two Unlikely Allies on a Romantic Adventure through the Desert

Since she was orphaned at age twelve, Carmela Wade has lived a lie orchestrated by her uncle, pretending to be a survivor of an Indian kidnapping and profiting from telling her made-up story on the speaker circuit. But as she matures into adulthood, Carmela hates the lies and longs to be free. On a stagecoach in Arizona Territory, Carmela and her uncle are fellow passengers with US Marshal Freeland McKay and his handcuffed prisoner.

The stage is attacked. Suddenly a chance to make a new life may be within Carmela’s reach. . .if she can survive the harsh terrain and being handcuffed to an unconscious man.

 

Buy link:  Amazon      

 

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN A COPY (EBOOK IF OUTSIDE US) OF MY HEART BELONGS IN THE SUPERSTITION MOUNTAINS  BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, APRIL 4TH AT MIDNIGHT MDT.

 

Susan Page Davis is the author of more than seventy published historical romance, mystery, and romantic suspense novels. She’s a winner of the Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award, the Carol Award, and the Will Rogers Medallion, and a finalist in the WILLA Literary Awards. A Maine native, she has lived in Oregon and now resides in Kentucky.

Find Susan online:

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Check out Susan’s post on The Over 50 Writer, where she talks about some of the ‘fifty firsts’ in her life!

 


Comments

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 4/5/2017 9:24:59 AM

Hi Jeanne! Thank you so much for stopping by to visit my website! It''s wonderful to see you here.

Jeanne Koebel From Adirondack, New York At 4/5/2017 7:08:04 AM

Sounds like a book I would love to read!

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 4/4/2017 10:14:52 PM

Hey sis! Fancy meeting you here! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Terry Johnson From Schroon Lake, NY At 4/4/2017 10:01:44 PM

The cover itself intrigues me! Definitely looks like a good book!

Susan Page Davis From Kentucky At 4/4/2017 6:16:07 PM

Hi, Robin and Karen! I''ve been up to my ears in editing for another book today and just checking in. Great to see you here.

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 4/3/2017 2:08:12 PM

Hi Robin. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Robin Weiss From Raleigh At 4/3/2017 2:01:55 PM

Goodness! This sounds like an exciting page turner! Thanks for sharing!

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 4/3/2017 11:15:14 AM

Hi Karen! Thank you so much for stopping by and letting us know you were here. I don''t believe I have read any of Susan''s work, but she sounds like my kind of author too!

Karen Kinney From Sutton, MA At 4/3/2017 11:09:38 AM

Susan is my favorite author! I like reading books that delve into the character and teach us practical lessons in life. This one looks very ineresting!

Susan Page Davis From Kentucky At 4/2/2017 7:10:18 PM

Thanks, everyone! Spring is almost here in western Kentucky. I''m sure it''s lovely in Arizona right now.

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 4/1/2017 2:25:34 AM

Hi Lynne. Thank you for stopping by and letting us know you enjoyed the post!

Lynne Feuerstein From Sandusky,Ohio At 4/1/2017 2:21:04 AM

Thank you for this inspirational post,Patti and Susan! I always like the characters in Susan''s stories and as she mentioned in this post they can teach valuable lessons in dealing with life''s problems. Looking forward to this latest story,It sounds like a real page turner! Thanks for the giveaway!

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 3/30/2017 11:00:41 PM

Hi Joan. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Joan Arning From Missouri At 3/30/2017 10:48:01 PM

I enjoy Susan''s books!

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 3/30/2017 2:41:26 PM

Hi Brenda. Thank you for stopping by and letting us know you were here. I love westerns too!

Brenda W From TN At 3/30/2017 1:59:15 PM

This sounds like an interesting story. I love westerns and I like stories and pictures of AZ.

Susan Page Davis From Kentucky At 3/26/2017 6:55:48 PM

Glad you enjoyed the post, Melissa!

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 3/26/2017 2:55:14 PM

Melissa, thank you for stopping by and letting us know you were here!

Melissa Henderson From Mechanicsville VA At 3/26/2017 2:42:47 PM

Looks like a great story. Thank you for the information.

Patti Shene From SE Colorado At 3/25/2017 10:28:03 AM

It''s a pleasure to have you here, Susan!

Susan Page Davis From Kentucky At 3/25/2017 9:26:30 AM

Hello, everyone! Thank you for coming by. Patti, thanks for inviting me over.

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Manners Are Golden ~ What the Bible Says by Nike Chillemi
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WELCOME AUTHOR DIANE KALAS
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REVIEW OF SNOW OUT OF SEASON BY CHRISTY BRUNKE
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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WELCOME AUTHOR BROOKE COX
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WELCOME AUTHOR H L WEGLEY
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PERSPECTIVE
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WELCOME AUTHOR PAULA MOWERY
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LIFE AFTER LIFE BY JUNE FOSTER
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WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
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WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
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WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
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AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
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WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
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WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
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WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
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DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
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WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
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WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
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BY THE NUMBERS
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WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
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WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
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SITTING IDLE
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It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
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WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
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WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
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AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
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PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
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WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
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AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
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SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
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MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
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PLAY BALL!
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JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
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HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
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HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
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INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
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Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
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Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
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Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
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What We Can Learn From the Olympics
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Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
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A Matter of Perspective
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Monopoly!
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welcome author Cheri Swalwell
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Wildlife Video
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The Dumbest Kid in School
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One Spectacular Christmas Display
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Shared Experience
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Facing the Monster
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Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
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I'll Be Happy When...
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Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
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I Can't Do This!
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BREAKING THE RULES
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WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
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Vulnerability to Fear
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Faith and Fear
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Those Temporary Interruptions
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Starsongs Giveaway Contest
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Taking Stock
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Welcome Author Janet K Brown
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Winter - Bah Humbug!
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Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
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Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
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Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
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Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
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The last Day of the Christmas Season
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Accountability in the Extreme
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The day after Christmas
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It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
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The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
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Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
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Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
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The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
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News From Nashville & Beyond
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Welcome Home!
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Confessions of a first book editor
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Going Home
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GPCWC in Restospect
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Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
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I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
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Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
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An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
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