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Today, you get a quick glimpse into Debbie Lynne Costello’s brand-new release, Shattered Memories, and I DARE you not to be intrigued!! I planned on reading Debbie’s book anyway because I love her work, but this blurb just hooked me in like nobody’s business, so I hope it does the same for you! Here it is:
by Debbie Lynne Costello
Olivia Macqueen wakes in a makeshift hospital, recovering from a head injury. With amnesia stealing a year of her memories, she has trouble discerning between lies and truth. When her memories start returning in bits and pieces, she must keep up the charade of amnesia until she can find out the truth behind the embezzlement of her family’s business while evading the danger lurking around her.
Doctor Drew Warwick frantically searches through the rubble left by the Charleston earthquake for the lady who owns his heart. He finds her injured and lifeless. When she regains consciousness, the doctor’s hopes are dashed as he realizes she doesn’t remember him. But things only get worse after he discovers she believes she’s still engaged to the abusive scoundrel, Lloyd Pratt. Now Drew is on a race with the wedding clock to either help her remember or win her heart again before she marries the wrong man.
I don’t know about you, but both the picture of Drew and the blurb above make me want to get to know him better, so Debbie provided an interview — which contains the answer to today’s question — to help you do that!
Debbie Lynne Costello’s Interview with Drew
I’m happy to have Drew Warwick from Shattered Memories with us today. Drew, thank you for coming.
Glad to be here today.
So let’s get started and let these readers get to know you a little better.
What impression do you make on people when they first meet you? I think when people first meet me, and I’m talking out of my medical job, they first see me as perhaps a stick in the mud or perhaps even someone who is a bit stuck on themselves. I don’t mean to come across that way. It’s hard to step out of my roll as a doctor and to just relax. And that’s one of the things I love about Olivia. She helps to bring that part of me out.
How about after they’ve known you for a while? After people have known me for a bit they get to know the real me and I can’t really say why but when I’m able to relax with people I become the less up-tight Drew.
What’s your idea of a good marriage?
A marriage like my parents. My father is definitely the leader in their marriage, but my mother’s opinion and thoughts weigh heavily on all of his decisions. They take time out of their busy weeks to spend together— just the two of them. They do a lot of laughing, hugging and giving each other knowing looks that say ‘I love you’. I know that’s a lot to ask for in a marriage because my parent’s marriage seems nearly perfect.
Do you think that’ll happen in your life? I do if I can ever get Olivia to remember what we once had.
Do you think you’ve turned out the way your parents expected?
Sometimes I think I disappoint my father. I have a more difficult time than him in turning all my problems over to the Lord. Even as a doctor I sometimes disappoint him because I do let my emotions get involved. It’s hard because I respect my father so much. He’s been a huge influence in my life. My mother looks through rose colored glasses when it comes to her children, or most people. She sees the best in people so I think for her yes, I turned out how she had hoped and expected.
Tell me about your best friend.
My best friend is Simon. I won’t think of him in the past until I have proof of his death even though I know the chances of him still being here with us are slim. Simon and I have been friends since we were kids. I’m not sure if he got me into trouble or I got him into trouble or if it was just the combination of the two of us but we were always doing something. I loved to pick on his little sister and he was always happy to be a part of that. He makes me laugh, although since we’ve gotten older he also can aggravate me at times because now he likes to pick at me since I’ve fallen in love with ‘that little sister’ of his.
What would you like it to say on your tombstone?
As a doctor, I think: Absent from the body, present with the Lord. No more sickness no more pain.
What do you see as your greatest flaw?
I want to fix everything. I have a hard time not being in charge and in control of situation.
What influence do your ancestors have on your life/attitude/faith?
I am assuming you are talking about Royce and Brithwin. I’d love to have a story that would pass down through history like theirs did—a love for the Lord that each generation would strive to reach and love for my wife that would bring out the romantic in everyone.
What’s the most important thing in your life? What do you value most?
My relationship with the Lord and Savior is the most precious thing in my life and I value the most. But if we are talking about earthly things, it would be Olivia. She brings me so much joy and fulfillment in my life.
Thanks for coming on today and giving us a deeper glimpse of who you are.
It was nice visiting with you. I hope your readers will come see me in Shattered Memories.
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