Tuesday 8 April 2014

ACRBA Blog tour Rocky Mountain Romance by Lesley Ann McDaniel

7th - 11th April 2014

About the Book


But they haven't spoken since his sister Courtney's wedding last summer. Now that they're back together again on Courtney's Montana ranch, Sheila's wondering if she only imagined that Ben cared for her—and their time together was just a beautiful dream.

Ben's crazy about Sheila, but he's too shy to tell her, and he's praying for another chance to win her affections. Can this sweet computer expert overcome his shyness and show her that sometimes dreams really do come true?

About the Author

While earning a degree in acting, Lesley Ann McDaniel fell in love with theatrical costuming, and pursued that as a career while nurturing her passion for writing on the side. Through God’s guidance, she has shifted her focus to honing her skills as a writer of women’s and young adult fiction. She is a member of the Northwest Christian Writers Association and of a wonderful critique group. A native Montanan and a Big Sky girl at heart, Lesley now resides in the Seattle area.

Interview with Lesley Ann McDaniel

1.    Can you tell us something interesting readers may not know about you?

Well, people might not know that I’ve worked in professional costuming for years. I’ve worked on lots of Broadway tours, and a few movies. Observing people in this crazy business has proven helpful in developing characters for my books. (Jenny here wow that's so cool.  I bet you met some interesting people)

2.    Where did you get the inspiration for "Rocky Mountain Romance"?

The inspiration for my “Montana Hearts” series basically came from growing up in Montana, even though I’ve never lived anywhere near a ranch. The idea for this particular book pretty much sprang up from the first book in the series, “Lights, Cowboy, Action”. That was where I first met Sheila and Ben, and decided it would be fun to develop their story. 

3.    What did you find most fun in writing these books?

The most fun thing about writing this series was getting to escape to Thornton Springs, Montana. It’s a fictional town, but it was inspired by a couple of real places in Montana. I could easily live in a small town, although of course there’s an advantage to being able to invent the ideal place.

4.    What would you like readers to take out of reading your books?

Of course the first thing is for them to be entertained. I love it when readers tell me they enjoyed visiting Thornton Springs and didn't want to leave. The underlying hope of course is that readers will be inspired by the lessons learned by the characters.

5.    A fun question to end. If you were to recommend somewhere in Montana for readers to visit where would it be?

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that you haven’t visited Montana until you’ve been to the Sweet Palace in Philipsburg. It’s an old fashioned candy store that’s bound to make anybody happy.  (Sounds good to this Aussie may have to add Montana to my list for my next trip to the States, actually it was on the list but this shop sounds devine)

6.    Where can we find you on the web?

You can visit my website at or my Facebook page at

Thanks Lesley Ann for visiting with us today.


  1. Jenny and Lesley, fun interview! I'd love to visit Montana again. I travelled through Montana on the train last year, but didn't have a chance to stop and visit any of the towns. It's great to have another Heartsong book being toured by ACRBA :)

  2. Jenny and Lesley, thanks for the interview.

  3. Thanks, Jenny and Lesley. The closest I've come to Montana is Colorado... which I'm guessing from the size of both states is not really close at all!

    Like Jenny, it must go on my list for ... 'someday.' :)


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