Looking Out The Window: Linda Weaver Clarke Talks About One Last Dance And Her Personal Connection To It. Shares Her Mother's Christmas Pudding Recipe
Hi Linda, first, tell us a little about yourself.
I was raised among the Rocky Mountains of southern Idaho and now live in southern Utah. I am the author of 24 books—which includes Historical Romance, Mystery Suspense, Cozy Mysteries, and historical/Adventure Romance. I am also a missionary at the Family Search Center where I help people find their ancestors and learn about their heritage.
I love the theme to this story. One Last Dance was a dream I had after my father passed away. It was difficult to lose my father because I had never had a chance to visit him before he died. The dream I had seemed to help me as I said my “goodbyes” in One Last Dance. Yes, the theme is personal and I love that about this book.
I'm sorry for your loss, but appreciate your sharing that with us.
In three words describe your style of writing.
Descriptive, romantic, humorous
How do you get to know your characters?
I learn about them and develop their personality. I put myself into their shoes and live their life along with my character. I feel what they feel. I laugh when they laugh. And I cry when they’re sad.
Does your faith affect your writing? If so, how?
Yes. It definitely does. My faith in God is strong, so it’s easy to give my characters the same belief.
Do you put yourself in your books?
I don’t usually put myself into my books, but I’ll put others in my books. Sometimes I’ll add some quirky thing that one of my daughters had done or an experience that my husband had that is just too funny not to include… just to add a bit of humor in my story.
Would you like to share a review of this book with us?
Author Katrina Hart read and reviewed this story. Here is her review: “One thing that always keeps me reading this author’s books is her characters; they are engaging, funny and passionate. I especially liked Mr. Adams’ character as he was both witty and charming with an air of mystery about him. I was impressed by Felicity’s character. She was a strong woman who had seen some of the world, only to end up back home where everything feels different. I liked the quirky bond between Mr. Adams and Felicity. He has her pegged from the start and from the moment they meet you can tell at some point sparks will fly, and they will challenge each other’s perspectives on the problem at hand, which made this book rather gripping. One Last Dance kept me guessing until the end and left me wanting to read this book all over again. If you like Historical Romance with a mysterious touch and well-developed characters, this book is a must-read.”
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