August 31, 2014

Adam Carter

Hello there hero girls! Nancy here and you know I must really, really love this hero for him to pull the blog out of hibernation. :) Well I do! And I can't wait to tell you about him because he's really awesome, so funny, loves Jesus, handsome to boot, and orange-head material for sure. Let's take a look together, shall we?

Three weeks alone at a friend’s summer cottage on a Finnish lake to fast and pray. That was Adam Carter's plan. But sometimes plans go awry. On an impromptu trip to her family's secluded summer cottage, the last thing Eveliina Mikkola expected to find was a missionary from the other side of the world—in her sauna. Determined to stay, Eveliina will do whatever it takes—from shortcrust pastry to shorts—to send the man of God packing. This island’s too small for them both. Adam Carter, however, is not about to leave. Will he be able to resist her temptations? Can she withstand his prayers?


I seriously LOVE this book trailer, (just like I LOVE Adam!) and you guys need to give it a watch if you haven't seen it yet so you get the full effect when I start fangirling in a minute. ;-)



So what can I tell you about Adam without spoiling the story for you? Just be ready for some laughs and a few tender moments. There's a lot of romance and a lot of Jesus in this short novel and quite simply it's a great fast read you should just buy your own copy of right now. But in time honored FHF tradition, let's break Adam down a bit more.

Gallant: YES. Just yes. All the time, even when his heroine makes it hard to do so. =)

Wounded: I'm about to surprise ya'll here, LOL, but no, Adam isn't. He doesn't have skeletons in the closet or scars on his heart, and yet I LOVE him! LOVE him because he's simple without being simple-minded. Spiritual without being self-righteous, and has a generous streak as deep as his sense of humor. And that's saying something, because he's really, really funny sometimes.

Softie: (Wait, where is the score?) There isn't one. Not because it's a spoiler but honestly, in the context of the story you can't really tell because he's never really in a situation for me to see that aspect of his character, though I STRONGLY suspect that it is there.

Stupid Strikes: Nope. A few mishaps that result in some laughs and lead to life-changing reflective moments for the heroine, but they weren't Adams fault. Other than his prayers. ;-)

Swoon Score: Oh yeah. I was crushing on Adam SO HARD way back when I first met him in critique group from this new author with a funny name (Love you, Marion! hehe). I'm a total sucker for a well-written hero and even in the raw I could already tell Adam Carter was going to be making an FHF appearance one day and that this author would be a force to be reckoned with. And I am SO happy to say my instincts were correct on both counts. Adam also being tall, dark and handsome might have helped like, a little, a leeeeetle bit, hehe, but seriously, and I'm not just saying this, but there is nothing hotter on this planet than a man on his knees sold out to Jesus. Nothing.


MARION UECKERMANN’s passion for writing was sparked in 2001 when she moved to Ireland with her husband and two sons. Since then she has published devotional articles and stories in Winners, The One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter (Tyndale House Publishers) and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Miraculous Messages from Heaven. Her debut novelette, Helsinki Sunrise, releases August 22, 2014 through White Rose Publishing, a Pelican Book Group imprint as part of their Passport to Romance series. Marion blogs for International Christian Fiction Writers and Beauty for Ashes. She now lives in Pretoria East, South Africa in an empty nest with her husband and their crazy black Scottie, Wally.


GIVEAWAY: Okay hero girls, tell me in the comments what about Adam intrigues you most and I'll enter you in the drawing for an e-book copy of Helsinki Sunrise. Drawing will be midnight this Friday, September 5th. =)

31 comments:

Abbi Hart said...

Oh I am definitely intrigued! You gave almost nothing away and now I'm dying to know more! I have to say that is one of the best book trailers I've seen! Normally I dislike them greatly but this one made me even more excited for the book and if you loved it this much I know it'll be good! I would love to win a copy!
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Laura Jackson said...

Would love to read this book! Curious to see how he's gallant even when the heroine makes it hard!
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Marion Ueckermann said...

Nancy, I'm blown away. You know how nervous you make me LOL (I love you, too), so while I was seriously excited for Adam to make an appearance on FHF, I was even more nervous. What if he didn't measure up to your expectations and high standards? (You know us authors are riddled with self-doubt about our work). Thank you for this awesome evaluation of Adam. I can't wait to share it with the world.

Sara Goff said...

Such a fun and funny blog! Helsinki Sunrise sounds like a delight!

LeAnne Hardy said...

Loved the trailer! Especially the humor part. I'm interested to see his humor mixed with the man on his knees. leannehardy@gmail.com

Shann de Smidt said...

Having glimpsed this hero "being born" as Marion envisioned him, then put him in a time and place that she had experienced first hand, along with characters, cover and book name, has been an exciting road to walk. But to meet him up close through the eyes of a "hero identifier" and reading with intrigue of his exploits to see what is most valuable to him has been so interesting. Can't wait to meet him up close and personal.

Angi said...

LOL! That trailer was cute! And you're SO right. There's nothing more awesome than a guy who is sold out and in love with God. Am curious to see how Adam keeps his gallantry AND sense of humor in tact while Eveliina is making life difficult for him. Happy to see FHF back! :)

Melanie Backus said...

I think what you see is what you get with Adam....down to earth, no airs......would love to know more!

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Kate S (4readin) said...

I find it most intriguing that he has no stupid strikes and not softie scores and still manages to maintain a high swoon score. It must be all that gallant. :) can you find a real version of him for me somewhere? I would love to read the book.

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Anna Weaver Hurtt said...

Sounds like a great hero and a great read! Cute book trailer, too. :)

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Patty said...

The fact that he is a missionary intrigues me! I know several single female missionaries, but no male ones that I can think of...

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Delia Latham said...

Oh, boy...I'm sold! Adam's definitely my kinda guy...and could the book trailer BE any better? :)

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Cyndi said...

My computer's doing strange things so I hope I don't duplicate my answer. :-) This sounds like a great book! I like your comment about a hero being sold out to God and nothing being hotter. I would totally agree! Regardless of his personality, that bedrock faith will give him integrity... that's my kind of hero!

Joy W. Doering said...

I think this feature qualifies as a "teaser". :) Thanks for commenting, Abbi.

Joy W. Doering said...

Thanks for the comment, Laura. :) It always gets more interesting when the heroine makes things difficult. ;)

Joy W. Doering said...

Marion it looks like you have a winner here- any hero who can win Nancy over without being wounded has to be pretty amazing. :) Glad you & Adam were able to give the blog a heartbeat again. :)

Joy W. Doering said...

Thanks Sara- the heroes make it fun and the funny....well, lack of sleep, maybe? (On our part, not yours. ;D).

Joy W. Doering said...

I love finding books that genuinely make me laugh. This one looks like a winner. Thanks for the comment, LeAnne. :)

Joy W. Doering said...

Always a pleasure, Angi. :D Thanks for hanging in there with us through the drought.

Joy W. Doering said...

Good to see you, Melanie- thanks for leaving a comment!

Joy W. Doering said...

Kate I find it hard to believe that he pegged Nancy's radar at all with a ZERO wounded score. I didn't think that was possible. :)

Joy W. Doering said...

Thanks for the comment, Anna. :)

Nancy Kimball said...

I may have a "type" but a great hero is a great hero. Exhibit A =)

Joy W. Doering said...

Interesting point, Patty. I can't think of any single male missionaries, either. Thanks for the comment.

Joy W. Doering said...

I agree, Delia, & I love a great book trailer! :)

Joy W. Doering said...

You did good, Cyndi. :) Thanks for leaving a comment.

Nancy Kimball said...

WINNER! Courtesy of Random.org, is ABBI HART. Abbi be checking your inbox soon and everyone else please be sure to grab your copy of Helsinki Sunrise. Adam Carter will warm your heart and you'll never look at Blueberries the same way again. ;-)

***I like the shorter giveaway time. A lot! Joy and I will playing it by ear as we go forward reinventing this blog and thank you guys that like really good friends, it doesn't matter how long it's been since you've seen or talked to each other last, it's like it was just a day. =) Much love - Nancy K (and Joy!)

Abbi Hart said...

I got it! Thanks so much!

Marion Ueckermann said...

Congrats on winning Helsinki Sunrise, Abbi. Enjoy your time at Lake Sahajarvi with Adam and Eveliina.

Thank you all for your comments and excitement about my debut novelette.

And thank you most of all, Nancy and Joy, for hosting me.

I do hope that FHF is still featuring great heroes when Oslo Overtures is released next year. I know you loved Kyle Sheppard just as much, Nancy, although you may need to make an exception and feature his best friend, too. You really had a soft spot for Luke Maskil. I'm really going to have to figure out a way to bring him to life in his own story.

Nancy Kimball said...

I remember Kyle and Luke! We'll have to see, and trust me, we've had dueling heroes before, haven't we Joy? ;-)

Joy W. Doering said...

Oh dueling heroes are TWICE as much fun. (And I will have it known that my hero dominated the last match-up :P)