Author Interview and Giveaway – The Girl from the Hidden Forest – Hannah Linder

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A suspenseful, gothic tale that seems to have Rapunzel vibes is calling to me, is it calling to you? Welcome Hannah to the Index!

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The Girl from the Hidden Forest

The nightmares may free her…but destroy the man she loves.

Eliza Ellis has stayed hidden in Balfour Forest for as long as she can remember. Perhaps her only friends are the trees, or her little dog, or her story-telling father called Captain. But at least she is safe from the cruel world outside, a world Captain has warned her against and protected her from.

That is, until a handsome stranger named Felton Northwood invades her quiet forest and steals her away. Why does he tell such lies? Why does he insist that her name is Miss Eliza Gillingham, daughter of a viscount, who disappeared fourteen years ago after the murder of her own mother? A murder Eliza is said to have witnessed.

When Felton returns Eliza to Monbury Manor and reunites her with a man who is told to be her father, all she remembers are the strange nightmares that have plagued her since childhood. Why have they suddenly grown worse? Are the answers hidden inside her own mind?

As danger mounts and lethal attempts are made on her life, Eliza and Felton must work together to uncover the identity of a killer who has stayed silent for fourteen years. When she finally uncovers the horrendous memories trapped in her mind, will divulging the truth cost her the man she loves—and both of their lives?

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Questions about Hannah’s Story


What character in your book turned out to be your favorite?

Hands down, Felton Northwood. For his foolhardy determination, for his ridiculous notion that fisticuffs can resolve anything, for his mask of callousness but the underlying softness and protectiveness that Eliza draws out of him. Yes, he’s imperfect and reckless. More insufferable than not. But he loves like madness—and he has enough courage to fight the world.


What do you hope readers learn from this story?

As beautiful as stories are, as magical and lulling as our imagination can sometimes be, reality will always be just a little bit sweeter. Sometimes we need to step out of our dreams, put away our books, and embrace the real world around us. We all have a story to live. I hope the reader, like Eliza, can see the beauty in finding it outside of pages.


Questions about Hannah’s Reading

What other Christian Historical Novels are similar to yours in setting or storyline?

Anything by Michelle Griep! Many Regency romances are reminiscent of Jane Austen—lovely stories, tea time, balls, witty conversations—but Michelle adds a darker, gothic twist to the genre with her spellbinding novels.

The Sleuth of Blackfriars Lane

What Christian Historical Novel in your To Be Read pile is begging you to make time to plop down with it right now?

Protecting the Mountain Man’s Treasure is calling my name! I’m giddy with excitement for my upcoming beach trip so I can binge read several books without interruption.

Protecting the Mountain Man's Treasure

What was the last Christian Historical Novel that made you cry?

Flight from Stonewyck by Michael Phillips and Judith Pella. May or may not have ugly cried like a baby. This book haunted me.

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