Shannon here: Ruth Wuwong shares her inspiration for her Contemporary Romance, Detour to Agape. Comment or answer the question in this post to enter the drawing for a copy. Deadline: Sept 30th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Ruth:
Why I wrote Detour to Agape:
What do you look for in a fiction book? Besides an interesting plot, I like to be inspired and educated. Also, beauty, imagery, mood, and emotions are important to me. If the book can edify me with a serious theme, it’s a bonus.
A few years ago, we spent three months traveling around Egypt, Israel, and Turkey. The idea of this book took shape back then.
I can never write for the sake of writing and entertaining. So, I wrote this with a grievous topic in mind: the evil of human trafficking.
Note: Although this book is a sequel to Blazing China and a prequel to Love at the Garden Tomb, each of my books stands alone as a distinct and unique story.
I dedicate this book, first and foremost, to my Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, and furthermore, to my brothers and sisters in Christ who have supported us in our ministry over the years.
As this is a sequel to Blazing China and a prequel to Love at the Garden Tomb, I again wish to honor the numerous Christians in China who remain steadfast under tremendous pressure and suffering even today.
Last but not least, many thanks to Hetay Jargalsaikhan of Among Foundation (www.amongfoundation.org), who shared with me his anti-human trafficking activities in Asia. With this, I also hope to bring focus to the many Christian men and women who work alongside different organizations to fight the evil of human trafficking.
Question for Readers: Have you ever been to the holy land? If so, what surprised or delighted you about it? If not, would you go if you could? Why or why not?
About Ruth: While in high school, I used to go to the library, read every book on one shelf, and then move on to the next. Reading and writing are very important to me. It seems I have a longing that can’t be satisfied by reality. I love to escape into books and become someone graceful, witty, and popular.
Currently, I work for a small biotech company and have published 120+ scientific books and papers (under a different name). I’m a latecomer to creative writing. So far, I’ve published five books.
I’m married to my wonderful husband, a retired pastor who encourages me to pursue my dreams. We served together at three different churches from 1987 to 2020. Learn more & connect:
About the book – Detour to Agape:
Self-sacrifice… Love grows into agape.
A self-made executive with everything except a trophy wife. A woman with her life falling apart. A shared past they can’t forget and a future they fear.
Yao Chen and Ann-Ann Lee dated years earlier and broke up over their troubled history. Now Yao is courting a lovely girl with the right connections to expand his conglomerate, but he doesn’t love her. Ann-Ann is jobless after her company’s bankruptcy, and her fiancé called off their wedding when she revealed her wild past. As a trip through Egypt, the Holy Land, and Turkey throws them together, they can no longer avoid each other. When the mystery they unravel of his missing friends turns on them in Istanbul, they must decide how much they’re willing to give up for love.
While imminent danger lies before them, can they uncover their friends’ whereabouts and maybe even find their way back to each other’s hearts in a true Detour to Agape?
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