It is Ta`Mara’s prayer that, as the readers explore the truths in these volumes, they will come away with a new perspective on love, obedience, and God’s plan for marriage.
Ta`Mara Hanscom has worked on The Caselli Family Series since 1996. Within three weeks she had created a 900 page rough draft of what would become a five- novel series of the epic love story of Tillie Caselli and Noah Hansen.
Loving all things Italian, Ta`Mara created the Caselli family true to their ethnic name. Born and raised in South Dakota, she brings this traditional family alive on the Great Plains where she has spent the entirety of her life.
Could you please tell us a little about your book?
Guiseppi Caselli is the world's greatest “Papa”, and family leader. But he makes this one really bad decision and it affects the lives of two of his children--though neither of them know it! Guiseppi sees that his daughter's life is NOT what it would have been, but what he DOESN'T see is that the same decision that's changed his daughter's life, has also effected the life of his son, Marquette. Now, Marquette is a world renowned private investigator who has spent the bulk of his career chasing a Mafia family throughout the globe. Gusieppi's decision derails Marquette's life-long work, and it takes twenty-three years to straighten out the mess. This series is filled with romance, Christian values, ethnic passion and global adventure. Whoever starts reading it cannot put it down until they’ve finished the first 5 novels—which are the only ones out right now. Book 6 will not release until December, 2014.
Did something specific happen to prompt you to write this book?
Yes. Many years of marital troubles—which were healed as “the book” grew into a series of “books.”
Who or what is the inspiration behind this book?
My husband, Jim.
Who is your biggest supporter?
My husband, Jim.
Your biggest critic?
My mom J
In the last year have you learned or improved on any skills?
Better grammar and punctuation, thanks to my faithful editor.
Do you have any rituals you follow when finishing a piece of work?
What is the most important thing in your life right now?
My grandson, Charlie.
What are you currently working on?
Book 6 in the series: A Place Too Far From Grace; and I’m writing a Bible study: Rebuilding the Temple—based out of the Old Testament book, Zechariah.
What do you feel is your biggest strength?
Teaching from the Scriptures, and speaking.
I tend to jump to conclusions.
What do you feel sets this book apart from others in the same genre?
The plot doesn’t unfold like all the other formulaic romances—and there are no vampires or werewolves! You know the scenario – you’re stuck on an island. What book would you bring with you and why?
The Bible. I need God to talk to me everyday.
What is your favorite past-time?
I love to have a cup of tea and read. I read everything from fiction to political science. It’s all good, and it all tells a story.
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