I enjoy highlighting authors from all over the internet highway, but I'm always happy when I get to host a fellow Prism Book Group author.
Vicki Pitts Caine is a wonderful writer. Let's find out a little about the woman behind the novel, and her new release, before we get to the interview.
The author has received recognition from: Enduring Romance Top 10 Picks, an honorable mention Persie Award from the William Saroyan Writing Conference, and additional honors from: Byline Magazine, Writer’s Journal Magazine, HI Families Magazine, and The Southern California Genealogical Society.
Her trilogy: Alvarado Gold, Cairo, and The Tempering Agent as well as her novella, Like a Lily, have been on the best seller list. Publications include The Front Porch, True Love, Short Stuff, Living for the Whole Family, Manzanita Literary Society, and many others.
The mother of two daughters, Victoria enjoys visiting the mountains and the Central California Coast. She is an enthusiastic crafter using her gemstone knowledge to incorporate the ancient art of silver wrapping into award winning jewelry.
When five-year-old Albert Farraday first sets foot on the grounds of Balmoral, he senses its magic. After he returns from the Korean War and is employed as the caretaker, Camille, the mysterious new wife of the owner of the estate, leads Albert to believe there is indeed a force drawing the love-worn to Balmoral.
After Camille’s widowed niece visits the mansion, then disappears, he is certain his own sister Lydia traveled to meet her love and didn’t go mad as his mother had suggested.
Over the years Balmoral welcomes brokenhearted travelers who find their way to the portal and into the arms of love, and Albert comes to the understanding he is not only the custodian of Balmoral but the keeper of its secrets.
Victoria, you usually write inspiration romance, why a time travel?
I read Love of My Heart by Bess McBride and was haunted by the story and the concept. The couple discovers they were in love before in another time. I decided it was a genre I wanted to try.
There are three different stories in the novel how do you bring them all together?
The catalyst for the tree stories is an old Victorian mansion in Northampton, New York. There is a portal where the travelers come and go. The secret in finding the portal is love must call the traveler from the other side.
What time periods are covered in your story?
The first section takes place during World War II, but the traveler is from Victorian England. The second story is present day and the traveler finds herself in the American West during the 1850’s. The final story is in the late 1940’s and the traveler goes back in time to Scotland in the 1500’s.
Are the travelers all women?
Yes. Camille, Angie, and Liddy all travel through the portal in the stable area of the mansion to find their true loves.
How did you come up with the title, Not Bound by Time?
I thought it appropriate that love knows no bounds; the travelers find who they are meant to be with no matter where they are.
What are you working on now?
I’m in a critique group and one of our challenges for this year is to get a piece published outside of our current work in progress. I’m submitting a young adult mystery/suspense with a sprinkling of young love. If it is selected, it will be in an anthology.
Any new novels?
I’ve had a novel kicking around for about six years that I have all of three chapters written on – LOL. I promised to bake my muse a cake if she’d show up, but so far it’s been a slow process.
While it won’t be for the inspirational line, it is like my trilogy a mystery/suspense. This one is set in the south and I’m trying to maintain that southern atmosphere. Maybe I should take a road trip.
That sounds fascinating, and if it’s southern charm you want, came visit North Carolina, we’re full of oddities and we don’t even raise an eyebrow when the store clerk calls us honey. :)
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