A Chat with Author Clare Revell
What, if anything, do you and your heroine have in common?
She and my daughter have the same name. And my other daughter has a guest role, a very minor character towards the end of the book. Jess not only chose her profession in the book, but picked the cast list and hero as well. Of course, Josh is played by Gerard Butler. A major crush of both of ours. Oops, did I just say that out loud?
What fun, for you and for your girls! And (this is me, whispering…) doesn’t everyone have a major crush on Gerard??? lol
What book are you currently reading?
I’m reading Time Search by Danele J. Rotharmel. Actually I’m binge reading lol. I got book three—Time Search—via the PBG subscription service, then decided I really ought to read one and two first. What can I say? Time travel can be addictive.
Time travel is very addictive. I recently read that same book. It's a good one! :)
Do you usually insert a spiritual theme into your books? If so, do you have a favorite?
Forgiveness is one of my fave themes. The fact that nothing we can do is too huge for God to forgive us. Over and over again if need be. Of course there is a limit, but I haven’t found it yet, and hope I never will.
Well, Jesus instructed us to forgive 490 times a day. He’s far more forgiving than are we, so I think it’s safe to say we’ll never sin or offend beyond His ability to forgive. His grace is everlasting.
Thank you so much for visiting Chirp ‘N Chatter today, Clare! It’s always a pleasure to have you.
About Welsh Wildfire (Passport to Romance)
Pastor Josh Wilson is running from his past and from God. He takes a construction job and volunteers as a retained firefighter in hopes that the small Welsh town of Betws-y-Coed will be a refuge and hiding place...but God has other plans.
GP Jess Thomas fights the instant attraction when an injured construction worker comes into her surgery. A native Scot with a U.S. passport is a mystery, but there is something else about the man that keeps drawing her to him.
As summer heats up, and the wildfires draw closer, can Josh overcome the past and move on? Or will he lose everything before his new life has begun?
Author Clare Revell delivers humor and emotion along with a captivating romance in Welsh Wildfire.
Dr. Olwyn-Jessica (Jess) Thomas is not the typical dewy-eyed heroine found in the typical romance novels. She’s level-headed, honest to a fault, and brave enough to look beyond Josh Wilson’s good looks and rippling muscles to seek out the mystery buried in his troubled gaze. She’s open, direct, and wastes little time zoning into the source of his angst.
Josh is a Scotland-born son of the American president with a claim to fame of his own—one he’s hoping to be free of in this little hideaway in Wales. He’s on the run…from God, from his calling, and from himself. The last thing he’s looking for is love, but when it comes calling, he swings the door wide open. Trouble is, until he fixes his falling out with His heavenly Father, the feisty doctor isn’t setting one pretty little toe across that threshold.
I enjoyed the Welsh lingo and mannerisms in this book, as well as the peek into the Wales culture. A well-written, lively addition to Pelican Book Group’s Pure Amore imprint.
About the Author:
Clare is a British author. She lives in a small town just outside Reading, England with her husband, whom she married in 1992, their three children, and unfriendly mini-panther, aka Tilly the black cat. Clare is half English and half Welsh, which makes watching rugby interesting at times as it doesn’t matter who wins.
Writing from an early childhood and encouraged by her teachers, she graduated from rewriting fairy stories through fan fiction to using her own original characters and enjoys writing an eclectic mix of romance, crime fiction and children's stories. When she's not writing, she can be found reading, crocheting or doing the many piles of laundry the occupants of her house manage to make.
Her books are based in the UK, with a couple of exceptions, thus, although the spelling may be American, the books contain British language and terminology.
The first draft of every novel is hand written.
She has been a Christian for more than half her life. She goes to Carey Baptist where she is one of four registrars.
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