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Blog Tour: Until That Distant Day

Posted by on May 9, 2014

Happy Friday everyone! Today, I get to welcome Jill Stengl to my blog as we celebrate her latest release, Until that Distant Day. Yes, it is finally here! This tour is one big giant interview with everyone getting to ask one question of Ms. Stengl, but we’ll get to that in a minute. Did I mention there was a giveaway? So without further ado:

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Until that Distant Day

UntilThatDistantDayCover (414x640)Colette and her brother Pascoe are two sides of the same coin, dependent upon one another in the tumultuous world of the new Republic. Together they labor with other leaders of the sans-culottes to ensure freedom for all the downtrodden men and women of France.

But then the popular uprisings turn bloody and the rhetoric proves false. Suddenly, Colette finds herself at odds with Pascoe and struggling to unite her fractured family against the lure of violence. Charged with protecting an innocent young woman and desperately afraid of losing one of her beloved brothers, Colette doesn’t know where to turn or whom to trust as the bloodshed creeps ever closer to home.

Until that distant day when peace returns to France, can she find the strength to defend her loved ones . . . even from one another?

“Jill Stengl is one of the rare authors with the ability to transport the reader to another world–a delightfully rich world of scent and sight and sound.” – Kim Vogel Sawyer, bestselling author of Echoes of Mercy

“Award-winning author Jill Stengl has created her greatest work yet in the inspiring and moving Until That Distant Day.” Jill Eileen Smith, bestselling author of the Wives of King David series.

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AuthorPhoto1 (451x640)Jill Stengl is the author of numerous romance novels including Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award- and Carol Award-winning Faithful Traitor, and the bestselling novella, Fresh Highland Heir. She lives with her husband in the beautiful Northwoods of Wisconsin, where she enjoys her three cats, teaching a high school English Lit. class, playing keyboard for her church family, and sipping coffee on the deck as she brainstorms for her next novel.

She blogs at Books, Cats, and Whimsy. Do stop by and follow her to keep up with all her writing and reading-related activities!

 

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Time for my question!

On your website, you mention you dabble in other art forms, what are they?

Jill Stengl:

Recently I haven’t had time for much dabbling, but I do regularly play keyboard and sing for our church’s worship team. Over the years, I have done drawing and oil painting, sewing, quilting, embroidery, scrapbooking, and gardening. But writing is my greatest love, and sometimes my greatest trial . . . .

I am currently (slowly) quilting family-heirloom quilt tops. I finished the oldest one, mostly pieced in the 1890’s by my great-great-grandmother, Elsie Webb. Here is a photo of it (and Myles, my Siamese):Image for Jennette (640x480) (2)

The brighter red pieces were added by my great-grandmother, Lillian (Webb) Kirkpatrick, in the 1930’s—and I completed quilting and binding it a few years ago. My grandmother, Sylvia (Kirkpatrick) (briefly Peterson) Wildrick, stored these quilt tops in her basement for decades before she gave them to my mother, Roberta (Peterson) Harrison, who gave them to me, Jill (Harrison) Stengl.  I do love family trees!

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Don’t forget to check out the rest of the tour!

Until That Distant Day

Launch Tour Schedule

 

May 5

Tales of Goldstone Wood

Edgy Inspirational Romance

Fullness of Joy

The Inkpen Authoress

Covers and Ink

May 6

Blooming with Books

Quoth the Girl

The Wonderings of One Person

 

May 7

The Writer’s Window

Jill Eileen Smith

The Writer of Dream Things

May 8

Letters from Annie Douglas Lima

Rina’s Reading

To Find a Castle

May 9

JLMbewe.com

To Be a Person

Writings of Rosie

 

May 10

Seasons of Humility

Notes by Oywen

The Overweight Bookshelf

May 11

Too Read or Not Too Read

Fictionally

Bluerose’s Heart

May 12

Mel’s Shelves

Labor Not in Vain

Creative Madness Mama

 

May 13 – Giveaway Winner Announced

Tales of Goldstone Wood

4 Responses to Blog Tour: Until That Distant Day

  1. Allison Ruvidich

    How cool! I have, in my time, made one disastrously unskilled/adorable quilt, although I am the first of my family to work on it. I did not measure the most accurately, so it’s only about four square feet. : ) I love the book! The quilt looks beautiful!

    • J.L. Mbewe

      That’s awesome Allison! I did attempt a quilt for my niece. It turned out pretty cool actually, but the shape was all wrong. Too big for her toddler bed and too small for a twin size bed. ha! Thanks for sharing!

      • Jill

        And thank you so much for this lovely feature, Jennette. 🙂 I’m thinking your niece will treasure her quilt anyway. My first effort at a child’s quilt was too small–but it became a favorite “blankie” anyway. 🙂

    • Jill

      Hi Allison! Yep, I hate measuring, but it is essential for piecing a successful quilt! I got lucky with these antique quilts–somebody else did all that measuring work a long time ago. I just get to hand-quilt the blocks with fun designs. I quilted much of the pictured quilt while “watching” Packer games. 😉

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