Shannon here: Lori Ramsey shares her inspiration for her Contemporary Romance, Embracing Hope. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing for an e-book copy. Deadline: Feb 27th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Lori:
In 2018 I wrote Embracing Hope, book one of the Valley Springs series under my pen name, Ann Laurel.
I like to write books that detail the gritty, raw, truth about life today. It’s not all roses and butterflies. True love stories are born out of strife and sin and redemption steps in and gives us a gift that can only come from God Himself.
In Embracing Hope, the main female character finds herself in a situation that many single girls find themselves in today. Her bad boy boyfriend impregnates her and then leaves her. She’s young, pregnant, and having to face life on her own. And to make matters worse, she doesn’t know Jesus as her Lord and Savior.
God’s love has no limitations and reaches down into the depths of despair and the deepest darkest pits of our lives. The story shows how He steps in when young Riley makes mistake after mistake and nearly loses her baby due to her bad decisions. True love blossoms in the most unlikely of places, and in the end, she receives Jesus as her Savior. The story shows how God takes a bad situation and turns it around for His good and His glory. And oh, of course there’s a great romance to the story too.
Quotes from the book:
“God knows the intentions of our heart. He knows what’s in every deep dark corner, and He can shine a light in even the darkest recesses of our mind that help us come to terms with the choices we made in the past even if they weren’t the best choices.” – Pastor Micah
“I promised the Lord a long time ago I would step back and allow Him to direct my life no matter what it took.” – Pastor Micah
About Lori: Lori Ramsey writes Christian romance under the pen name, Ann Laurel. She enjoys writing about how people overcome great obstacles and how Jesus loves them. She attends church with her family and loves being a wife and mom. Her first grandbaby is due summer 2021!
Introducing Ann Laurel’s first Christian contemporary romance series – Valley Springs. Meet 5 couples from Valley Springs and take the journey through life’s struggles and hardships into the fullness of a life of love and happy endings.
About the book – Embracing Hope: Book One – Single mother Riley struggles with raising her baby, Zeke, by herself. Too many wrong choices lead her down a path of destruction. Young Pastor Micah set in motion help for single mothers and extends his hand to Riley. Will she accept his help before it is too late?
Valley Springs Novel Series – Embracing Hope, Embracing Life, Embracing Purpose, Embracing Love, and Embracing Courage – can be read as stand-alones or within the series.
All novels hold strong Christian tones.
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Question for Readers: Is there a time in your life when you made a wrong decision and God turned it around to His Glory?
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