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Zoom Author Interview with Kelly Goshorn & a Giveaway

By Deena Adams

I’m so happy to share today’s interview with you. Kelly Goshorn is a dear friend, an amazing person, and a fabulous historical romance author. I hope you enjoy getting to know her.

If you make a comment on this post by June 22, you’ll be entered to win a copy of her book, A Love Restored, which is celebrating a three-year anniversary this month.

Join the conversation. Does a story with a main character who struggles with her weight appeal to you? What aspect of Kelly’s interview resonated with you most?

Comment by June 22 for a chance to win a copy of Kelly’s book. If you’d like to join the Hope-filled Fiction Summer Book Club and read Kelly’s book with a group of ladies, join the private Facebook group here. We just started reading the first seven chapters on Sunday, June 13.

A Love Restored by Kelly Goshorn

Click the book cover for purchase link

She was nothing like the woman he’d envisioned for his bride, but he was everything she’d ever dreamed of—until a promise from his past threatened their future.

With pert opinions and a less-than-perfect figure, Ruth Ann Sutton doesn’t measure up to society’s vision of a perfect lady. When she accepts a position teaching in a Freedman’s School, it threatens the only marriage offer Ruth Ann is likely to receive. She’s forced to choose between life as a lonely spinster or reinventing herself to secure a respectable proposal.

Determined to rise above his meager beginnings, Benjamin Coulter’s reputation as a fast learner and hard worker earn him the opportunity to apprentice with a surveyor for the railroad—a position that will garner the respect of other men. After a chance encounter with Ruth Ann Sutton, Benjamin is smitten with her pretty face, quick wit, and feisty personality.

When others ridicule his choice, will Benjamin listen to his heart or put ambition first?

Kelly Goshorn weaves her affinity for history and her passion for God into uplifting stories of love, faith, and family set in nineteenth century America. Her debut novel, A Love Restored, won the Director’s Choice Award for Adult/YA fiction at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference in 2019 and earned recognition as both a Selah Award finalist in the Historical Romance category and as a Maggie Award Finalist for Inspirational Fiction. 

Kelly earned her B.A. in Social Studies Education from Messiah College and her M.Ed. in History from The Pennsylvania State University. She has been enjoying her own happily-ever-after with her husband and best friend, Mike, for 31 years. When she is not writing, Kelly enjoys spending time with her young adult children, binge-watching BBC period dramas, board gaming with her husband, and spoiling her Welsh corgi, Levi. 

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Please share Kelly’s interview on social media to help promote her and her book.

If you missed last week’s interview with Ashley Rescot, find it here.

As a Jesus girl for more than thirty years, Deena Adams understands how important hope is to daily life, which fuels her passion to inspire others through hope-filled fiction based on true to life stories. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and is a multi-award-winning writer, an active ACFW member, and ACFW Virginia president. Connect with Deena through her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


  • Deena Adams

    Congratulations Lynn Moore! You’re the winner of Kelly’s book. Look for an email from her soon. Thanks to all who joined the conversation!

  • Lynn Moore

    Hi Kelly & Deena! Loved the interview. It’s always fun to hear about someone’s life journey and how God blesses them with gifts to be used for His glory. Can’t wait to join the book discussion on July 11!
    Blessings to you both! 📚 🖊 📚

  • Nadya S Blow

    Loved the interview, Deena! Thanks for sharing! I am loving Kelly’s book A Loved Restored. So thankful to be part of the summer reading group. Kelly, You mentioned you grew up in Northern VA. I grew up in Nothern VA, Oakton/Vienna and graduated Oakton High School 1985! What High School did you attend? 😀

    • Nadya S Blow

      Kelly, we were stationed in SD, 1991 – 1993! Where were you stationed? Where did you attend church back then? We were at College Ave Baptist Church. Chris was stationed on the USS Duluth.

      • Kelly

        Hi Nadya, so glad you’re enjoying ALove Restored!! I grew up in Loudoun County and went to Loudoun County High School.

      • Kelly


        We were stationed at Ft. Ord, California. The base was closed under President Clinton.

  • Teresa+Moyer

    Loved the interview. I can relate to many of the things she spoke about dealing with fears. The book sounds really good too.

    • Kelly Goshorn

      Hi Teresa, Fear can be so stagnating. I still struggle with it at times but I think I recognize it sooner and know how to deal with it better now than I did when I was younger. Thanks for visiting the blog and watching the interview.