Debbie Lynne Costello is the author of Sword of Forgiveness, Amazon’s #1 seller for Historical Christian Romance. She has enjoyed writing stories since she was eight years old. She raised her family and then embarked on her own career of writing the stories that had been begging to be told. She and her husband have four children and live in upstate South Carolina with their 5 horses, 3 dogs, cat and miniature donkey.

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Welcome to the blog, Debbie. I’m so happy to have you here today. Congratulations on your recent release, The Perfect Bride.

What do YOU love most  this story?

Oh my, that is a thought provoking question. I think what I love so much is that they have been best friends since childhood. I’ve never read a book with that concept so when this novella collection was presented I was intrigued.

I love stories involving best friends! 🙂

When and where did you first get the idea for this book?

As I mentioned above this was presented as a novella collection idea. So the best friend aspect came from that. So many young girls get crushes on boys several years older. I could just see this young girl taken in by a squire and how their friendship grew—only she falls in love and he is so focused on his goals in life he doesn’t realize he too has fallen in love.

You say on your website that you and your very own hero live in South Carolina. Tell us how you and your hubby first met. 🙂

Joe and I were high school sweethearts. I had moved from a small town to a smaller town and started a new school. I remember seeing Joe walking down the hall. He had a very distinctive gait. We met and dated. Broke up, got back together several times. He went in the Air Force and while he was in there he asked me to marry him. 🙂 Best decision I’ve ever made besides my salvation.

Love it! Sounds like you were meant for each other.

What’s your most memorable vacation and can you tell us a bit about it?

Italy! We took a 3 week trip and saw Rome, Venice, Florence, and many other cities. It was such a wonderful trip. We spent 4 days at a castle. That was amazing! The churches in Italy are breathtaking. They are pieces of art. To beautiful to describe and pictures don’t do them justice. We also visited a lot of museums. Of course we saw Sistine Chapel, amazing. We also visited one of the churches that claimed to have the nail that pierced Jesus’ hand. One of the places we visited that I will never forget was in Rome. It was where Paul and Silas were imprisoned.

Oh wow! That would be incredible, every last part of it!

Can you name a few authors who inspire you?

Authors who inspire me today—goodness there are so many. MaryLu Tyndall has been an inspiration for many years. Carrie Fancett Pagels who pushes through and produces books. Julie Lessman and her ability to always be so bubbly! I could add so many more!

Yes, each of those ladies are wonderful!

Is there anything else you’d like to add? Any upcoming projects you can share with us?

Yes! I am working on the sequel to Sword of Forgiveness call Sword of Trust. You’ll see several characters you recognize from SOF. And SOT has more history in it. I’ve been doing a lot of research into the tumult time and working it into the sequel.

That sounds awesome! Congratulations, Debbie. Thanks for joining us today!!


Debbie has graciously offered to give away a copy of winner’s choice of her books in any format. Enter below and it could be YOU! ;)

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Thanks for entering! A paperback copy will be available if the winner lives in the U.S. An international winner will receive a digital copy. Giveaway ends May 15, 2018.  The winner will be notified by email. Happy Reading, everybody! 😉

READERS: Be sure to stop by Debbie’s Blog Hop at the blogs below to enter this great giveaway package too!

April 29th Overcoming With God

April 30TH Anne Payne Blog

May 2nd Cross Romance

May 4th Amy Booksy

May 7th The Sword and Spirit

May 9th Singing Librarian Books

May 12th Stitches Thru Time

May 15th– Heroes, Heroines, and History- Mid Month Madness

May 17th Jodie Wolfe Blog

May 21st Sunnie Reviews

May 24th MaryLu Tyndall