Tuesday, March 8, 2011

An Ocean Away with a Giveaway!

I'm so excited for the chance to share with you my latest release, a historical romance set both in Northern Rhodesia (Africa) and New York City in the early 1920's.

A couple of years ago, I found some thick, worn books in my uncle’s library about the culture of Northern Rhodesia that had been written back in the early 1900’s. I was fascinated as I read about the people and their lives and knew it was the perfect backdrop for a story I wanted to write.

It ended up being the story of Lizzie and Andrew in An Ocean Away.

Dateline: 1921—Northern Rhodesia and New York, New York. Lizzie MacTavis is determined to remain with the people with whom God called her to work along the banks of the rugged Zambezi River in southern Africa.

Andrew Styles, an anthropologist and explorer, has been commissioned to bring Lizzie back to New York City at any cost. With a fortune at stake, Lizzie is caught between two worlds when she is finally forced to return to the United States and discovers her life is in danger. Will Andrew turn out to be Lizzie’s nemesis or hero?

An Ocean Away Book Trailer- Summerside, March 2011 from Lisa Harris on Vimeo.

If you'd like a chance to win a copy of this book, please leave a comment below with a way for me to contact you and why you love historical fiction! Drawing closes Friday night at midnight, PST and will be announced in the Sunday Edition.

If you want to read a sneak peek of the first chapter, visit my blog today!

Be blessed!

Lisa Harris
Visit my website for a chance to Step Away from Ordinary!

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  1. LOVE your books! Please enter me.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  2. I would love to read one of your books...please include me in your drawing.


  3. Hi Lisa,
    I come from that part of the world and would love to read your book.My grandparents were new teachers there in the early 30's, just out from England, so I find it such a fascinating time in history.



  4. Thanks so much for stopping by! How interesting about your grandparents, Mandy. It really was a very interesting time period.

  5. Lisa this sounds like a fabulous read. I just love your writing and your choice of plots. I so enjoy stories where two cultures come together, maybe because that's like my own: Born in Scotland, brought up in Southern Rhodesia, as it was then, with parents that had NO intention of losing their Scottish identity.
    Please enter me for the draw.

  6. Hi Lisa, This sounds like a great book to read. Have always enjoyed reading historical fiction/romance novels. Love going back to the late 1800's - mid 1900's as so much history.


  7. Thank you for the entry in your giveaway. I would love to read this book, it sounds and looks fascinating. I enjoy books set in Africa and also in that era. Love the cover too!

    I'm a new subscriber and looking forward to learning more about novels from faraway places and their authors. Thank you!

    Have a blessed day,


  8. Oh, Lisa, Loved your trailer! It really seemed to capture the feeling. I love historical novels because reding a good one can be like living in a past time. it expands my experience.

  9. Loved reading through your comments ladies. Shirl, I think you hit on exactly what I love as well. I love learning about other cultures and especially when different cultures come together. Great insights!

    And welcome to the blog, Sandee. Thanks for subscribing!

  10. hi lisa...thanks for the opportunity to read your latest novel...i enjoy your work :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  11. Congrats to Linda who won a copy of An Ocean Away! Thanks to all of you who stopped by!