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Tangled Promises Interview and Giveaway

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Book: Tangled Promises

Author: Lynn U. Watson

Genre: Historical Romance

Release date: May 21, 2024

Thunderous applause extinguishes her dream and ignites her worst nightmare.

Clara Reinhold’s father publicly pledges her hand to Georg Wolff. His character and arrogance match the stench of his odious cigars, but his lineage offers a suitable alliance for the station of a baron’s daughter.

A charades clue years earlier turned friendship into a promise of forbidden marriage between Clara and family carriage driver, Daniel Becker.

If she refuses Georg and follows her heart, her father disowns her and she loses everything—her loving family, dear friends, and the only home she’s known.

As a tangled web of scandal and deceit unwinds, hidden motives and illicit activities emerge among an unsuspecting ring of players changing everything but nobility’s rules.

How will justice be served?

How will Clara and Daniel overcome obstacles to claim a future beyond that of a charade?


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About the Author

Lynn Watson is a devotional writer, occasional quilter, reflexologist, and great-great-grand-daughter of a baron from Southwest Germany. Lynn combines her passions and her heritage Stepping Through Time Stitching Stories of Faith Snippets of her family story inspire her fiction writing. She and husband, Steve, make their home in Bartlett, TN, where Jasmine the resident feline considers herself Princess of the Palace.




More from Lynn

My daughter gifted me a tee shirt for Christmas with an image of a typewriter and the slogan: I make things up. That’s a novelist job! 🙂

Where we and our family came from and how we arrived where we are today, there’s a story in each of us. I find myself often pondering people’s back stories. I regret knowing only the tiniest bits of my own family’s backstory. When I had the opportunity to ask the questions, I was too naive to know what to ask. Decades later I made it up. Tangled Promises was born.

A recurring theme as I wrote Tangled Promises focuses on this verse: The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all. ~Proverbs 22:2

Clara and Daniel lived in the same world. She the daughter of the Baron and he the family’s humble carriage driver. Very much in love with one another, but their social status dictated rules created to forbid their union.

In a world so shattered by differences, God calls us to see we’re all the same in His eyes. From the unborn baby to kings in the land, we’re all cherished by Him. He calls us to forgiveness and love.

While I’ve published a few devotional books, Tangled Promises is my debut novel and the first book in the Promised Destiny series. Thank you for reading. I pray you love it and are blessed.

Interview with the Author

  • If you could invite one person to dinner, who would it be and what would you cook?

It doesn’t have to be someone who’s still alive, I hope. I’d invite my maternal grandmother, for sure. She considered cheese her candy. Whatever dish I prepared I would smother it in cheese. I’d ask her all the questions she invited me to ask when I was a kid, but was too naïve to understand how she was inviting me into her story. I wouldn’t have known what to ask then. Now I do.

  • If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do?

As a child I often escaped difficult situations with my nose in a book. I value that, but I wish I had been wise enough to be more present in the world beyond my troubles. I believe my writing journey would have been enhanced.

  • What was your hardest scene to write?

Several scenes vie for the title of “hardest to write.” Clara’s father, the Baron of their community, is well-loved, kind, compassionate, full of integrity, loves his family—all the good qualities. But so many pieces come into play in the arrangement he’s made for his daughter to marry Georg Wolff. Clara’s twin brother, Curt, and Father go head-to-head over the situation. Balancing all his emotions, responsibilities, fears, and love of his family to create their dialogue presented a big challenge.

  • What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?

An under-appreciated novel. I read Lane Steen by Candace West several years ago. It spoke to my heart and my past in ways I cannot explain. I don’t see much about the book, but when I come across a review or a recommendation, similar thoughts are shared. A well-written story of family trauma, and faith.

  • What comes first, the plot or characters?

For Tangled Promises the main characters lived in my head for years until they told me their story. They surprised me with the cast of characters they brought along and the tales they shared. Those characters led me into Frayed Promises, book two in the Promised Destiny series. The third book, Planted Promises, reverses the order. A disappointing incident for me during research for the book morphed into a plot idea while I waited for service at Lowe’s.

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To celebrate her tour, Lynn is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.