Book Launch – “Beauty Restored” by Rachel Skatvold

Book Launch – “Beauty Restored” by Rachel Skatvold

Please welcome author Rachel Skatvold to the site today!

Rachel Skatvold Author Bio Pic

 

Rachel Skatvold is an inspirational author and stay-at-home mom from the Midwest. She enjoys writing inspirational romance, devotions, encouraging blogs. Rachel has just finished her first series, the Riley Family Legacy Novellas and is now working on her first full length novel, Enduring the Flames. Other than writing, some of her hobbies include singing, reading and camping in the great outdoors with her husband and two young sons.

Places to follow Rachel

Website     Facebook     Twitter     Pinterest

 

 

And here’s her new book!

Front Cover

While volunteering at a youth camp in the Ozark Mountains, Carmen Riley sponsors a challenging group of teenage girls. She longs to make a difference in their lives, but unsettling news from home rattles her confidence. When Carmen meets a charming young pastor, will his wise advice give her the courage she desperately needs?

After discovering that the camp is in danger of closing, Pastor Andrew vows to save it. With Carmen’s help, he rallies a group of sponsors to come up with a plan of action. However, the task could cost him much more than he bargains for.

In a race against time, a common goal unites them, but unforeseen circumstances threaten to tear them apart. Will their relationship and faith in God endure long enough to see Beauty Restored?

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And I’ve also got a great interview with Rachel…

Who is your favorite author?

I would have to say, Janette Oak. I keep her Love Comes Softly Series on my book shelf and have read them over and over. I guess I just love the way she writes sweet love stories.

How do you describe your writing style?

My writing style is sweet and suspenseful. I enjoy creating complex characters that readers can relate to and care about like a best friend. When the plot take an unexpected turn, I want the reader to feel like they are right there, feeling the raw emotions of the character in the story.

Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read your book?

If you enjoy sweet love stories with a hint of suspense, humor and faith, you’ll love Beauty Restored. 

Have any of your characters been modeled after yourself?

Not intentionally, but Carmen, the main character in Beauty Restored reminds me the most of myself. She is shy and sometimes lets fear get the best of her. However in the end she discovers that her faith is much stronger than her fear.

If you could exchange lives with any of your characters for a day which character would you choose and why?

I would exchange lives with Sarah Riley from Beauty Unveiled. I admire her strength and courage in the face of adversity. I’d also love to have the endurance to run in a marathon someday.

What books have most influenced your life?

The Bible

If you could select one book that you could rewrite and add your own unique twist on, which book would that be and why?

The Time Traveler’s Wife. I loved the idea behind the story but I would change the ending and find some way for the main character to survive at the end of the story. I like happy endings.

(James’ note – I’m with Rachel on this one.  I liked most of that book but hated the ending)

Beatles or Monkees? Why?

Both! It’s so hard to choose…. LOL

Who should play you in a film of your life?

Rachel Hendrix. We share a first name and I admire her values and acting style.

 

 

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