Author Interview with BJ Robinson

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by BJ Robinson

I’m delighted to be here today to discuss my latest release, Amazing Grace, a Christian novel set in Upstate New York. Thank you for taking the time to consider my book. It is a sweet Christian, inspirational romance.

What made you decide to set your book in Upstate New York?

I usually set my novels in Louisiana, where I grew up, or in Florida, where I’m a transplant. This time, I decided to set it in the small towns of Frewsburg and Jamestown, New York. My husband is from Jamestown, and we were married there and honeymooned in Niagara Falls, Canada. I was able to use my experiences in the book in regard to Niagara Falls. My husband loves haddock and Jamestown has a small restaurant named The Dinner Bell that can’t be beat. When we visit, we always have to go for the haddock. It is a white-meat fish.

What themes or messages does this novel provide?

It contains the themes of God will make a way even when there seems to be none, marriage is for in sickness and in health as the vows say, and do not become unequally yoked. I used humor and a feisty grandmother. One reader told me she loved the way I worked the themes in, especially the one about being unequally yoked and that a person can be sick in other ways besides physically.

Let me share the blurb with you: 

Newest Release Sweet Christian Contemporary Romance. Grace Cathaleen Roussell inherits a house her grandmother can no longer live in and care for and finds the seclusion of pine-scented Upstate New York perfect for her love of nature and the great outdoors. After a broken engagement, it fits her. Fresh milk and dairy, fruit, especially apples, sweet corn, and country cooking. The Adirondack Mountains and Niagara Falls make it a lush, beautiful place.

She’s happy and content to move forward with her life in a home she inherited on a road that reminds her of a rollercoaster. The brown house sits on a hill, and there’s a lovely pond in her front yard. Right behind her home, the thick, green forest of the rural area encroaches upon her backyard, and she’s been warned about bears. A river runs behind her house.

Chase Thorn drives around in his shiny, blue Ford pickup like he’s all that and a slice of New York cheesecake. Can Grace depend upon him to complete the much-needed construction her house needs? He fixes-up homes and re-sells them. He has endured his share of heartache and pulled himself up by his bootstraps. 

Grace owns the Amazing Grace Country Cooking Restaurant. Short a waitress one day, she is serving the customers when she waits on Chase for the first time, discovers he’s in construction, and hires him to fix-up the old home family home. He makes her heart flutter like she’s a teen. Will she be able to cope with that and work with him as she’s promised to help him on her home to save money, or will the attraction be too much for the both of them?

Grace comes to know and understand him better as he does the renovation on her home. Despite her feisty Grandmother Roussell’s encouragement to give the man a chance, she holds him at arm’s length. Grace doesn’t want to be unequally yoked. She doesn’t want her heart broken again. Once was enough. Will her inheritance turn out to be life changing in more ways than one?


B. J. RobinsonB. J. Robinson writes Amazon best-selling historical romance and romantic suspense and enjoys writing in various genres. There are numerous selections readers may choose from among romantic suspense, historical romance, mystery, and sweet contemporary romance. Robinson is an avid reader and passionate writer whose hope is to entertain her readers by taking them on a continuous journey to other worlds while reminding them of the beautiful one yet to come. If you would like to explore the various genres she’s written, please check out her Amazon Author page: 

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  1. Barbara Robinson

     /  May 17, 2019

    Thank you for the opportunity to be on the blog today. I look forward to it. BJ


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