About the Book
Book: Priscilla’s Piggy
Author: Marisa Masterson
Genre: Sweet Historical Romance
Release date: Febraury 10, 2023
This marriage needs something more than a pig to hold it together—
Jack Dixon knew his mother was right. It was time he married. He’d go along with whatever she writes in the letter to the matchmaker.
Priscilla Pringle fell in love with the man who wrote such a tender letter. Too bad that the man she meets in Missouri is his opposite. She’d leave and go home except for the little piggy she is bottle feeding.
Will she stay after the piggy is weaned? Is Jack the only one who needs to change
to make a marriage work?
Read to find out.
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About the Author
The smiling teacher. That’s what her students called her. How did this dedicated teacher end up as an author? A spinal cord injury took her out of the high school classroom. After seven years of healing, she asked the Lord what He had for her. Now, thirty-seven books later, Marisa is still enjoying the direction He sent her when God opened the door for her to begin writing.
Marisa’s sweet romances often are set in her home state of Wisconsin. Growing up, she loved hearing stories about her family who pioneered in that state. Those stories, in part, are what inspire ideas for her books.
Though she’s from Wisconsin, Marisa and her husband of thirty-four years live in Saginaw, Michigan. They have two grown children and a precious three-year-old granddaughter, Hunny Junebug. She’s been Marisa’s best physical therapy and keeps her moving.
More from Marisa
As a girl of about ten, I remember holding a glass 7-Up bottle for the orphaned piglet. My grandpa attached a black rubber nipple and had me feed it—just like Fern in Charlotte’s Web. Unlike Fern, I knew not to name it or grow attached. It would be sold when it reached 40 pounds.
That memory came in handy with Priscilla’s Piglet. I wondered what I could add to keep my heroine at the farm after she decides the hero is not her perfect match. The memory prodded my brain. Who doesn’t love a baby that is in need—even if it’s a baby pig! It seemed the perfect fit for this story.
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
I write by the seat of my pants—every book. I do try to decide on three to five things that have to happen in a chapter before I write it.
Actually, I’ve plotted out a book before without a lot of success. The characters do unexpected things as the story develops. I can never end up where I planned to take a book. I’ve found it’s most often best for me to let my characters have their way with the story’s direction.
Do you have a favorite or special place to write?
Some authors have offices or writing caves as they call them. There’s no such place in my small house. I write early in the morning as I sit in my recliner. For some reason, I can only write in the mornings, but I have always been a morning person.
Describe your book in five words.
Danger follows a mail-order bride.
Which one of your characters speaks most to your heart? Why?
Jack pulls at my heart. His struggle to accept grace mirrors the human experience. I say that is part of the human condition because of what I see in the world and what the Bible tells me. After all, so many religions focus on what a person does to be worthy.
Also, he tugs at my heart because of the trauma that haunts him. Living with a husband who suffers from PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), I understand the drive to simply be normal again.
Do you ever hide things in your stories for readers to find?
Yes, I do–usually things connected to my family. One of the townspeople in this book is named after my son. It’s a little glimpse into his personality as well.
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