Author Interview with Mindy Obenhaus

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for A Father’s Promise by Mindy Obenhaus, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

I am so excited to be part of the blog tour for Mindy Obenhaus’s new book, A Father’s Promise! I adored this book, it was so good. I can’t wait for you guys to read the book, and today I am so lucky to be able to share an interview with Mindy.


Title: A Father’s Promise
Author: Mindy Obenhaus
Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: June 16, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Romance

He doesn’t think he deserves a family…
but now he has a daughter.

Stunned to discover he has a child, Wes Bishop isn’t sure he’s father material. But his adorable daughter needs him, and he can’t help feeling drawn to her mother, Laurel Donovan — a woman he’s finally getting to know.

But can this sudden dad overcome a past tragedy that has him convinced he’s not meant to be a husband or a father…and make a promise of forever?

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Now to the Interview:

Riella: Where did you find the idea behind this book?
Mindy: I think it found me. I had a single mother with a baby, and she had no idea where
the father was or even his last name. So that begged the question, what if he
showed up one day?

Riella: What made you want to be a writer?
Mindy: That is something that’s a challenge to figure out. You see, I was never a reader.
Even though my mother devoured romance novels my entire life, I had no
interest in reading. Then she moved in with us and brought hundreds of books
with her. All romance, but newer. As I sorted through them, hoping to get rid of
some, I became intrigued and the next thing I knew, I was reading book after
Over time I realized that even though I hadn’t been reading for all those years, I
was always making up stories in my head. Soon I began to wonder if could
actually write one of those stories. So, I gave it a try. Of course, I knew nothing
about the craft of writing, so I had to learn. But God used that time to impress
upon me that He wanted me to write for Him. So, that’s what I’ve always tried to

Riella: What character are you most like?
Mindy: Hmm… Good question. I would say there’s
a little bit of me in each of my heroines, but I’m probably most like Paisley, one of
Laurel’s friends who happens to be in the process of getting her own story.
Paisley is nurturing and loves to bake and entertain.

Riella: What do you want people to take away from this book?
Mindy: I want them to understand that no matter how big our mistakes, God can turn
them into blessings.

Riella: How did you get the ideas for the characters?
Mindy: That’s a tough question because they just kind of come to me. Then I have to get
to know them and find out what makes them tick.

Riella: Do you take inspiration from your life for plot points, characters, etc?
Mindy: Quite often, yes. 🙂

Riella: Is this book connected to the other series that you have written?
Mindy: It is not. A Father’s Promise is the first book in a new series entitled Bliss, Texas.

Riella: Which character do you relate to the most?
Mindy: I think I can relate to each of them in some way, shape or form. Or, at least, put
myself in their shoes.

About the Author:

Award-winning author Mindy Obenhaus is passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining and sometimes adventurous manner. She lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, two sassy pups, countless cattle, deer, and the occasional coyote, mountain lion, or snake. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, cooking, and watching copious amounts of the Hallmark Channel.

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(1) winner will receive a signed copy of A Father’s Promise, a $20 Amazon gift card, and a James 1:17 mug!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight July 6, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on July 13, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


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18 thoughts on “Author Interview with Mindy Obenhaus

  1. I love a book that tells a story which I can relate to. I feel like, “A Father’s Promise is a book just like that. It is definitely going in my TBR pile!


  2. I have enjoyed many of Mindy’s books so I know I would definitely love this one too!
    Thanks for being a part of the blog tour for “A Father’s Promise” !


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