Sunday, February 11, 2018

Book Boyfriends: Christa's hero

Interview with "Mac" from The Broken Trail by Christa MacDonald:

Christa: What’s your favorite color?

Mac: (frowns)

Christa: If we poked through your closet what color would we see the most of? 

Mac: Blue, the color of my uniforms. 

Christa: So you’re a police officer. Do you like your job?

Mac: Law enforcement is my calling. It’s how I serve God. There are good days and bad, same as any job.

Christa: Is faith something important to you?

Mac: It’s the cornerstone of my life. There was a time my ambition was my god and the consequences of that were devastating. It’s not a mistake I ever want to make again. In every decision, every relationship, I try to live in God’s will.

Christa: Have you ever been in love?

Mac: (scowls)

Christa: Okay, maybe we’ll skip that.

Me: What is your favorite place and why?

Mac: Martin’s Meadow. It’s on a trail that runs through my property. My horses like it in any season, but in summer it’s really something. These blue flowers grow and it looks a little like the ocean at a distance. 

Christa: You’ve lived in NYC, do you miss city life?

Mac: There’s a kind of energy in a city as large as New York, there are times I miss that. Being able to get a decent meal at any hour, I miss that too, but up here a man can find peace.

Christa: Is peace what you want most in life?

Mac: At this point in my life I want to be content with what I have and open to what God might give me. There’s peace in that for certain.

Author Bio: 
Christa MacDonald is a 2017 Carol Award finalist for contemporary Christian fiction. 

She began her writing career at the age of eleven, filling a sketchbook with poems and short stories. After publishing a few short pieces in her college's literary magazine she took a long hiatus during which she embarked on a few different careers, got married, had three kids, and renovated an old barn masquerading as a house. 

The Broken Trail, published by Mountain Brook Ink, was her debut novel. Her second novel, At the Crossroad, released in October 2017. 

When not working or writing Christa can be found ferrying her kids around, reading, or attempting something crafty. She and her family live along the coast of New England.

Book Blurb for The Broken TrailKatherine Grant takes the job at Sweet River Christian Academy hoping a small town in the wilderness of Maine will be a vacation from her high-powered career and a break from the emotional toll of the secrets she has buried deep. With the school director on a power trip and evidence of shady dealings, there’s nothing relaxing about it. 

Maybe it would be easier if she wasn’t so distracted by Captain MacAlister, the local cop she can’t get along with, yet can’t get out of her head. She didn’t trek up to the middle of nowhere to lose her heart. 

Mac doesn’t need the kind of trouble he believes Katherine will bring. He’s got enough to deal with from poachers to drug crime. Mac has rules to maintain his faith, like avoiding the pull of an attractive woman who doesn’t fit his life. But when he meets Katherine, he’s drawn in by her intelligence and strength, despite getting burned by her quick temper.

When near tragedy strikes, Katherine reveals her feelings, and Mac doesn’t hesitate to respond. If only their scars, both seen and unseen, didn’t threaten to tear them apart. Two wary hearts must soften and two steel wills bend if they have any hope of making it down the broken trail to love.

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  1. Replies
    1. You're welcome, Christa! Thanks for being my guest.

  2. Enjoyed the interview. I enjoyed the book also when I proofread it. I would love to own a printed copy.

  3. Great interview! :-) I enjoyed the conversation between Christa and Mac. :-) I have read The Broken Trail and it is wonderful.

  4. Thanks so much. I am grateful to be the winner of this book.

    1. You're welcome, Edward. I sent an e-mail connecting you with the author. Happy reading! :)


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