Shannon here: Janet W. Ferguson shares how her faith journey intersected with romance. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing for a free Audible copy of her Southern Contemporary Romance, Leaving Oxford. Deadline: Jan 20th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Janet:
When love finds you in Mississippi by Janet W. Ferguson:
I was almost twenty-seven when I re-surrendered my life to Christ. I had become a Christian at eleven, but in my late teens had become a prodigal. After years of heartache as I followed my own path rather than God’s, I came home to my loving Father.
Unexpectedly, a few months later, April 15th 1991 to be exact, I ran into an acquaintance from high school—Bruce Ferguson. We hit it off and less than seven months later, we tied the knot.
It’s funny how love came out of the blue when I quit following my will rather than God’s. Now, my life and marriage isn’t perfect just because I’m a believer. We’ve had our storms in our family. My mother, father and mother-in-law died in a two-month period in 2012. Our young adult children had six surgeries within two years.
Sickness, tight finances, and spiritual battles are common to all humanity. I think the one thing that’s kept us together is a commitment to the Lord, even more than the commitment to each other. But we are committed to each other and I’m thankful for my husband!
About Janet: Janet W. Ferguson grew up in Mississippi and received a degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi. She has served as a children’s minister and a church youth volunteer. An avid reader, she worked as a librarian at a large public high school. She writes humorous inspirational fiction for people with real lives and real problems. Janet and her husband have two grown children, one really smart dog, and a few cats that allow them to share the space. Janet loves to hear from readers! Learn more and connect:
She also contributes at Inspy Romance and Heartwings blogs once a month. Check out the authors and prizes!
About the book – Leaving Oxford:
Escaping home to Oxford, Mississippi, seemed like a good idea. Until it wasn’t.
A year after a tragic accident in Los Angeles flipped her world upside down, advertising guru Sarah Beth LeClair is still hiding away in her charming hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. And she may well be stuck there forever. Suffering from panic attacks, she prays for healing. Instead, her answer comes in the form of an arrogant football coach and an ugly puppy.
Former celebrity college quarterback Jess McCoy dreamed of playing pro football. One freak hit destroyed his chances. Although he enjoys his work as the university’s offensive coordinator, his aspirations have shifted to coaching at the highest level. His plans of moving up are finally coming together—until he falls for a woman who won’t leave town.
As the deadline for Jess’s decision on his dream career looms, the bars around Sarah Beth’s heart only grow stronger. But it’s time to make a decision about leaving Oxford.
Christian Fiction~Faith, Humor, Romance, Southern Style
Can’t Wait for the drawing. Get your copy now: Leaving Oxford – Amazon
Question for Readers: How long was your engagement? Or how long was the shortest engagement you ever heard of? Mine was only three and a half weeks!
Come back Jan 12th for Janet’s Excerpt!