Vanessa is hiding something. No matter what, she can’t seem to escape her mistake. Shame keeps her from trusting the Lord, her family, even the man who loves her. Will she be able to let go and allow herself forgiveness? Or will she fall prey to the man who wants her dead? She needs help, but will she choose to take it?
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Though the book is primarily romance, it has some incredibly funny parts as well as scenes that will make you cry. There are elements of suspense as well. These are three of my favorite elements in fiction and it’s been wonderful to combine them.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Read books on craft. You can always get better as a writer. Don’t be afraid of critique and bad reviews. Learn from them. Keep what you can use and throw out the rest. Write! Do NaNoWriMo (50,000 word book in 30 days in the month of November. It’s great discipline!) Read books in the genre you write and in other genres. Analyze other books chapter by chapter and think about how the author did what he or she did.
Christina Li, BA, MA, is a wife and mother of five. Besides writing, she enjoys reading, art, music, and a great cup of coffee. She and her family live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago where they serve as part of the ministerial staff of the Life Church of Des Plaines. She has always loved romance. Of course it has to have a happy ending!
Vanessa deals with the issue of shame and accepting the forgiveness of God. I’ve struggled with this and wanted to show how you can break free and receive real, healthy love from the Lord and others.