Tule Author Q&A: Lenora Worth explains inspiration & restoration

Tule author Lenora Worth took a moment to talk about her new release, Closing the Deal.

Is there a particular inspiration for The Brides of Blossom, Texas, series — either from your travels or TV/film?
The inspiration came to me when a wedding venue popped into my head. I imagined three friends making it work and I wanted to tell each of their stories. The idea held my heart so I’m glad I’m finally writing this series.

Did you have to do any research on home restoration?
I did a lot of research on Texas historical sites and what had to happen to received historical status from the Texas Historical Commission. I envisioned the house as a jewel that needed cleaning and shining. I love old houses and watch a lot of HGTV’s Rehab Addict.

Hill Country Texas is known for some great food. What do you imagine is Drake’s favorite dish?
I think Drake would like a good medium-rare steak and all the trimmings. He’s used to eating great food and since his friend Holt (hero of book two in The Brides of Blossom, Texas) runs a food truck, he’d also love tacos and a good barbecue sandwich, too.

What is Sarina’s favorite memory of her grandmother?
I think her favorite memory is of the wind chimes that her Nana loved. They are like a reminder from heaven that her grandmother loved her in spite of the tragedy that brought them together. Her Nana also left her the hidden history of her home, which is a turning point for Sarina.

What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading Mary Kay Andrew’s Sunset Beach. I love a good beach read! And of course, I have several Last Stand, Texas, books on my Kindle app, waiting to be read!

About the author

Lenora Worth writes romance and romantic suspense for Love Inspired and also writes for Tule Publishing. Three of her books finaled in the ACFW Carol Awards and several have been RT Reviewer’s Choice finalists. She also received the RT Romance Pioneer Award for Inspirational Fiction. “Logan’s Child” won the 1998 Best Love Inspired for RT. She has made the NY Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. With eighty books published and millions in print, she enjoys adventures with her retired husband, Don. Lenora loves reading, baking and shopping … especially shoe shopping.


  1. I just started this book and it’s so good. Living in Texas myself I am so excited to find so many wonderful, well written and fun books based in my adopted home state. Yes, adopted my parents brought us here in 1980, I was 21 and at the age of 60 I think I can claim it my state. Love this book…

  2. I am from Texas Born & raised there. But in Sanford NC Love all boos that are about TEXAS…Give me a Texas Cowboy, anytime…Bring on all the good ones. Will definitely read them. With much love

  3. I am currently reading your book. I hoped to have it finished this weekend, But then we had a stressful weekend and I didn’t do any reading. We had a bad storm roll through Dallas yesterday leaving a lot of destruction and no power. Have you watched the show Big Texas Fix? This young couple redoes the old historic homes in Galveston to sell. They have done some really cool remodels.

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