I’m so excited to have Jamie Carie visiting my blog today! I first met Jamie at a conference two years ago. And if memory serves me correctly, we met in front of the mirror in the powder room. (A girl’s gotta make sure her hair stays put, right? :)) Anyway, she was so sweet to a scared rookie like me. (I also happened to be a bit star-struck since I’d just read her book Snow Angel and loved it.)

Meet and Greet with Author Jamie Carie | www.sarahforgrave.comRevealing secrets of the Kingdom, one story at a time… Jamie Carie is an inspirational romance novelist.  She is the author of Snow Angel, a USA News Book winner for Best Romance, a ForeWord Magazine award winner and a RITA Awards® finalist. Her third novel, Wind Dancer, was a 2010 Indiana State Library Best Books of Indiana finalist. Jamie lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her husband and three boys. You can read about her books at www.jamiecarie.com.

You can also connect with her at the following sites: her blog, Facebook, The official Facebook page for The Forgotten Castles series, and Twitter.


Welcome, Jamie! Let’s get to the questions…

Opener Question: What seven words best describe you?

Optimist, Encourager, Organized, Emotional, Introvert, Curious, Intuitive

Either/Or Questions:

1) Trail blazer or Rule follower? Trail blazer. I get easily bored and like to try new things. I’m also a stereotypical Preacher’s Daughter who strains against rules!

2) Niagara Falls or Cozumel, Mexico? Cozumel, Mexico for sure! I love the beach!

3) How you met your husband: Love at first sight or Grew into love? Grew into love. He was the nice guy and it took me awhile to wise up and stop going after bad boys.

4) High heels or Cute flats? High heels! I adore shoes and think of them as art.

5) Chocolate chip cookies or Oatmeal raisin? Oatmeal raisin but really the only sweet I like is cheesecake.

6) Dogs or cats? Dogs. The only cats we have ever had have loved my hubby. He’s the cat whisperer around here.

7) The Sound of Music or My Fair Lady? Tough one! I guess My Fair Lady. It’s the classic story of transformation.


That is a tough choice, isn’t it, Jamie? I’m not even sure I could answer my own question. 🙂 I must say I’m impressed with your ability to avoid all sweets except cheesecake. I wish I had that skill. *sigh* And how fun to learn how you met your hubby. It seems like we all have to cycle through a few bad ones before we realize what’s right in front of our noses. 🙂

Thanks so much for being my guest today! I enjoyed getting to know you better.


Meet and Greet with Author Jamie Carie | www.sarahforgrave.comThe Guardian Duke

“Someday I will meet you and see your face.”

Gabriel, the Duke of St. Easton, is ordered by the king to take guardianship over Lady Alexandria Featherstone whose parents are presumed dead after failing to return from a high profile treasure hunt. But the heart-driven Alexandria ignores this royal reassignment. Believing her parents are still alive, she travels to faraway lands to follow clues that may lead to their whereabouts.

Gabriel, pressured by the king’s ulterior motives, pursues Alexandria across windswept England and the rolling green hills of Ireland but is always one step behind.

When they do meet, the search for earthly treasure begins to pale in comparison to what God has planned for both of them.

“Jamie Carie takes readers on a passionate, unique, unforgettable adventure. The characters will steal your heart and keep you awake nights!”

-Laura Frantz, author of The Colonel’s Lady

“An irresistible regency chase that will tease, taunt and steal your heart.”

-Julie Lessman, award-winning author of The Daughters of Boston and Winds of Change series.


Blog Readers: Let’s talk…Which would you choose between The Sound of Music and My Fair Lady? What’s your favorite musical of all time?



Meet and Greet with Author Jamie Carie

22 thoughts on “Meet and Greet with Author Jamie Carie

  • July 23, 2012 at 5:57 am

    I’m a Sound of Music girl all the way. Perhaps it’s my crush on Christopher Plummer??? 🙂

  • July 23, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Oh goodness, I love musicals so much…how can I choose? Between those two, I’d have to go Sound of Music. I love Maria. 🙂 Great interview!

  • July 23, 2012 at 8:00 am

    I LOVE the Sound of Music! I know every song and even heard Maria Von Trapp speak a long time ago.

    Thanks for the interview. I haven’t read Jamie’s book yet, so please enter me in the giveaway. 🙂

  • July 23, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Bah! How am I supposed to choose? The music in both is ah-mazing! But I suppose I’d pick Sound of Music, because I hate how My Fair Lady ends.

    Fun interview. Nice to meet you, Jamie!

  • July 23, 2012 at 8:31 am

    Love these interviews! It’s fun to get to know Jamie better. It’s a tossup for me with the movies; I can’t decide. 🙂

    Thanks for doing the giveaway. The book looks wonderful.

  • July 23, 2012 at 8:46 am

    I’m more of a My Fair Lady kinda girl. But prefer Grease.

  • July 23, 2012 at 11:12 am

    The Sound of Music if I have to choose between the Two, but I think Annie is my favorite of all musicals…it has a dog! lol


  • July 23, 2012 at 11:54 am

    LOVE the Sound of Music!!! 🙂

  • July 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    The Sound of Music was my favorite as a girl. Even now if hubby is flipping through the channels and sees it, he’ll groan because he knows we’ll HAVE to watch it. 🙂

    Thanks for the interview, Sarah! The book looks great!

  • July 23, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Always great to meet a fellow Hoosier, Jamie. I love the cover of the book!

    Love OKLAHOMA!

    Fun interview, ladies.

  • July 23, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I think you all have changed my mind! I do love The Sound of Music and remember watching it every year while growing up.
    Hello, Loree! Do you live in Indiana? I grew up in Vincennes but am a big city girl now. I love Indianapolis!
    Heidi – too funny! My husband does the same groan if Notting Hill or How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is on. 🙂
    Thanks, Jemimah for tweeting about this!! Hope you get to read one of my books sometime soon (many libraries have them – I LOVE the library!!)
    Kristine – Annie is awesome! Carol Brunnett playing the orphanage shrew cracks me up the most!
    Jennifer – I just got back from my first time at Cancun Mexico and the beach was AMAZING! What’s your fav beach?
    Amy – Grease is such a fun movie. I saw it as a play once and it was fantastic.
    Lindsay, Susan and Karen – great to meet you both! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get to try the series! The Guardian Duke is on sale for $2.99 now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and CBD so it’s a great time if you have an e-book reader!
    Bekah, I agree! His voice was like liquid velvet and those eyes!!! Whew!
    And Sarah – thanks so much for having me on your blog! I laughed when I read you were star struck – ha! That was my first ACFW conference too and I was a nervous wreck! It was great meeting you and may God bless all your writing efforts!

  • July 23, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    ‘the sound of music’ is my most favourite movie 🙂

  • July 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Hey everyone! I’m loving all the comments! It sounds like we have mostly Sound of Music fans here. I have to say I fall in that camp too. Nothing inspires better than a rendition of “Climb Every Mountain”, right? 😉

    Jamie, Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello! And I feel better knowing you were nervous at the conference too…It’s nice to know I wasn’t alone, LOL. Oh, and thanks for the tip about the e-book deal! I’m off to check it out…

    Have a great week, everyone!

  • July 23, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Hi Jamie, Looking forward to reading The Guardian Duke. Have had on my wish list from the first review I read. My kid side loves Sound of Music and my adult side loves My Fair Lady. lol Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

  • July 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I love Sound of Music but I would have to pick My Fair Lady as my favorite. I love the transformation side of the story!


  • July 23, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Shared about the giveaway on FB!


  • July 25, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Love both musicals, but have to go with My Fair Lady. It bucks the class system and the mutual transformation of both protagonists. Plus, what library could possibly top the one Henry Higgins has?

  • August 7, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    DEFINITELY the Sound of Music. I hate the swearing in My Fairy Lady and I hate that the guy can treat the girl like a jerk all the way through the movie, never apologize, continue to treat her like a jerk, and still get the girl when another guy will give nearly anything for her and he doesn’t get the girl. Why would a girl choose a guy who is so mean to her when someone else truly loves her? The Sound of Music has such beautiful songs, adorable kids, a guy who will pursue the girl, and instead of swearing, it has discussions about God!

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