Of all the books you’ve written which one is your favorite?
As an author I get asked this question a lot. I’m sure other authors have heard it too. I often tell the person I can’t answer that because there is something I like about every book I’ve written. There are also things I dislike about the books I’ve written. I may get into that in another post but for now I’m going back to which book is my favorite. Rather than pick just one I’m going to go with a list of four and tell you why each book on this list is special to me.
His Bundle of Love
This was my first published novel and it was based on the career I loved, that of being an NICU nurse. Caring for premature infants was my life’s calling until I began writing. I always thought Mick was as close to a perfect hero as I could get.
This was my first Amish novel. I love it because it opened the door to the amazing genre of Amish fiction for me. Before I wrote this book what I knew about the Amish was next to nothing. After researching the subject, I fell in love with the kind, caring, reclusive and often contradictory world of the Amish. The more I explore it the more I find it fascinating. Also, there is a baby in the story. I love babies.
The Amish Midwife
I love this book because of the people who helped me write it. My brother Greg owns a pumpkin patch. He gave me tons of help developing my heroine’s gardening business. My brother Bob’s girlfriend TeCoa is a goat farmer. She allowed me access to her goats and her encyclopedic knowledge about these funny, adorable and sometimes smelly animals. I couldn’t have written the book without their help. Oh, did I mention there is a baby in the story? I love babies.
An Unexpected Amish Romance
For starters this shouldn’t be on my favorites list. It doesn’t have a baby in the story, but it was my first attempt at a laugh-out-loud romantic comedy. All my stories have humor in them, but this story had the funniest secondary characters that I could dream up. From a match-making Basset hound named Clyde, his BFF a raccoon named Juliet and their wonderfully, zany owner Aunt Helen, who may not be as nonsensical as she appears, this book was packed with laughs. I’ll always love it.
Now that I’ve given you a list of my top four books, give me your list. Your top four books by any author and tell me why.
USA Today Bestselling author Patricia Davids grew up on a Kansas farm with four brothers. After college she began a wonderful career as a nurse. In 1973 Pat wrote a letter to a lonely sailor. Little did she know her talent with words would bring her love, marriage and motherhood.
An avid reader, Pat longed to write a book, but put her dream on hold as she raised a family and worked in an NICU. It wasn’t until 1996 that she began writing seriously. Today, Pat enjoys crafting emotionally satisfying romances where love and faith bring two people together forever.