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Author Interview: Cynthia Roemer + Under Prairie Skies Giveaway



I’m excited to welcome award-winning author Cynthia Roemer back to the blog and to introduce to you her second novel, Under Prairie Skies! If you loved Under This Same Sky, you’ll love this second novel! It’s a tugging story of love and humor that will have you turning pages.

(Don’t forget to leave a comment and enter the giveaway! But read the interview first!)

Thanks for joining us, Cynthia! What’s Under Prairie Skies about?

~ Beyond shattered dreams lies a realm of possibilities ~

Illinois prairie ~ 1855

Unsettled by the news that her estranged cousin and uncle are returning home after a year away, Charlotte Stanton goes to ready their cabin and finds a handsome stranger has taken up residence. Convinced he’s a squatter, she throws him off the property before learning his full identity. Little does she know, their paths are destined to cross again.

Quiet and ruggedly handsome, Chad Avery’s uncanny ability to see through Charlotte’s feisty exterior and expose her inner weaknesses both infuriates and intrigues her. When a tragic accident incites her family to move east, Charlotte stays behind in hopes of becoming better acquainted with the elusive cattleman. Yet Chad’s unwillingness to divulge his hidden past, along with his vow not to love again, threatens to keep them apart forever.

I love that your hero and heroine are so opposite, and that Charlotte’s ruthless and Chad’s kindhearted! Looking forward to this story!

What is Chad most afraid of?

Chad’s biggest fear is failure. Hurts from his past have left him unable to move forward and allow himself to love again.

I’m sure many of us can relate to Chad’s fear. Why does Charlotte dislike Chad?

Well, without giving up a spoiler, let’s just say they started out on the wrong foot. Wrong assumptions on Charlotte’s part left her vulnerable. She isn’t accustomed to someone standing up to her or exposing her flaws the way Chad does.

Ooh, so much conflict! I love it! One word that describes Chad? Why?

Determined. Chad is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his dream and what’s right and fair.

I can relate to that too! One word that describes Charlotte? Why?

Strong-willed. Charlotte has a will of iron that sometimes gets her into trouble. Not until Chad enters the picture does she learn how to use her strength of will for the good of others.

A perfect match, perhaps? Can’t wait to find out! What is the significance of the cows in this story?

The cattle represent Chad’s dream, one he shared with his wife. In a sense, they are his way of holding onto what he’s lost.

Oh, I feel so bad for him already. What do you expect readers to look forward to when reading this story?

The key verse is Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” It’s my prayer that in reading Under Prairie Skies, readers will get a sense of how the Lord uses people to spur each other on and encourage each other to become more like Christ.

Thanks for sharing your characters with us, Cynthia! Looking forward to this book! Where can readers purchase Under Prairie Skies?

Under Prairie Skies is available on


About Cynthia Roemer

bio1Cynthia Roemer is an award-winning inspirational writer with a heart for scattering seeds of hope into the lives of readers. Raised in the cornfields of rural Illinois, Cynthia enjoys spinning tales set in the backdrop of the 1800s prairie. She writes from her family farm in central Illinois where she resides with her husband and their two college-aged sons. Under Prairie Skies is Book Two in her Prairie Sky Series.

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What’s your favorite snack or drink when sitting down with a good book?


23 thoughts on “Author Interview: Cynthia Roemer + Under Prairie Skies Giveaway

  1. A good cup of tea.

    1. Tea is always a comfort! Thanks for commenting, MJSH!

    2. Tea is good! Thanks for stopping by, MJSH!

  2. This sounds like a great book and would love to enter BUT the Rafflecopter link is not there.

    I have tried several combinations/parts of the above and can’t get to the ‘rafflecopter’ to enter.

    1. Wendy, I am so sorry the link did not work. I had it fixed shortly after the blog post went live. I’ve now entered you into the giveaway and will announce the winner in tomorrow’s blog post!

      1. Thank you Tisha, so it wasn’t just my computer, lol?

      2. Wendy, no, not your computer… human error!

    2. Hi Wendy! Thanks for your effort to enter the contest for Under Prairie Skies! So glad you stopped by! I hope you’ll have the opportunity to read it along with Book 1: Under This Same Sky. God bless!

  3. My favorite would be chocolate followed by popcorn.

    1. Fishingjan, Oooh, what a tasty combination! Thanks for stopping by and chatting with us!

    2. Chocolate is good with anything!! LOL! Thanks for entering, Jan!

  4. I usually read on the evening, so a cup of hot tea to relax, or just a glass of water.

    1. Patty, that’s a perfect combination with a book!

    2. Evening is my favorite time to read as well, Patty! Thanks for stopping by.

  5. I like to read and relax with a glass of wine..

    1. That will keep you going! Thanks for commenting!

    2. Hi, Tonya! Great to see you here! Thanks for dropping by and entering!!

  6. Coffee is my drink most anytime, so I definitely have a cup nearby when I read. If I snack it’s usually salty and crunchy.

    1. Joyce, I’m right there with you! Perfect combo.

    2. Hi Joyce! I’m not a coffee drinker, but salty and crunchy sound great! Thanks for entering!

  7. My favorite evening reading snack is a mint chip blizzard from Dairy Queen. i know this will sound crazy, but I buy it and put it in the freezer usually mid to late afternoon, then bring it out to eat late in the evening when I settle down to read. I eat very small bites until it starts to get melty, then put it back in the freezer. One lg blizzard lasts me anywhere from 4 to 6 days.

    1. Patti, wow, what a great idea! Now that’s a cheap dessert! 🙂

    2. Sounds yummy, Patti! Great idea! Thanks for sharing and entering the contest.

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