Shannon here: Contemporary romance author, Paula Mowery shares the inspiration for her latest release, Legacy & Love, a 2 in 1 collection. Answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing for an e-book copy. Deadline: Sept 27th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Paula:
Legacy and Love contains two contemporary romance stories.
The heroine in The Prayer Shawl is conflicted to have feelings stir for a man who seems to have lost his faith.
The heroine in Inheritance hits a low, feeling as though God could never have a purpose for her life. Her love interest takes her totally by surprise.
The main characters in both of these stories weren’t looking for romance.
I just love it when God plunks two unlikely people together and a spark ignites. I’m not talking about the couple instantly engaging in some physical romp. No, God’s style of romance is innocent and thrilling at the same time. I’m talking about those moments when a hand barely brushes an arm, sending chill bumps all over our heroine. I’m speaking of the simple flutter of lashes causing the hero’s pulse to pound.
What about the first time their hands clasp and the hero is worried his hands are sweaty? We chuckle because we get it. What about the moment the hero inches his lips near our heroine? She swallows and wonders if the kiss is really going to happen this time. We cheer her on, hoping against hope she gets her kiss.
There is something so sweet and exciting about those slowly building feelings of love and affection between a man and a woman. That is the romance I love to capture and communicate in my stories.
Now, don’t get me wrong. It’s not all pie in the sky, perfect situation. No, the main characters face real-life struggles and problems that threaten to tear the relationships apart. This is reality.
But, when God’s plan is followed, He can make the best happy endings! That’s my kind of romantical happily ever after.
About Paula: Paula Mowery is a published author, acquisitions editor for Prism Book Group, and speaker. Her first two published works were The Blessing Seer and Be The Blessing from Pelican Book Group. Both are women’s fiction, and their themes have been the topics of speaking engagements. Be The Blessing won the Selah Award in 2014 in the novella category. In November of 2013, her first romance released in the anthology, Brave New Century, from Prism Book Group. This book went to number five on Amazon’s bestseller category, historical Christian romance. Legacy & Love is her first solo romance.
Reviewers of her writing characterize it as “thundering with emotion.” Her articles have appeared in Woman’s World, The Christian Online Magazine, and the multi-author devotional blog, Full Flavored Living. She wrote a section for Join the Insanity by Rhonda Rhea. She has devotionals included in several collaborative books.
Paula is a pastor’s wife and mom to a college student. She homeschooled her daughter through all twelve years, and they both lived to tell about it. Before educating her daughter at home, she was an English teacher in public school.
You can follow Paula at www.facebook.com/pages/Paula-Mowery/175869562589187. Learn more about Paula at her blog at www.paulamowery.blogspot.com or enjoy her monthly columns on www.christianonlinemagazine.com. You can also check out her blog for Christian writers at www.ccwcu.blogspot.com.
About the collection – Legacy & Love:
The Prayer Shawl: Sean Holland is a magazine reporter always looking for the next story. Hope Weaver is a pediatric nurse who shares Christ through making prayer shawls. The shawls are just the touchy-feely story Sean needs, even though he’ll have to endure Hope’s strong Christian beliefs to get it. An unexpected connection brings them together as a couple. But, can they find love if they don’t share their faith?
Inheritance: Alex Lyndon’s life has been a series of fits and starts with no finishes. She finds herself jobless and divorced. Now her only family, Granny Olivia, is critically ill.
Chase Carson had to step into running the family business when his father died. The time is past due to visit Miss Olivia. Alex and Chase must go on a treasure hunt. Will each find purpose and love for their lives in the process?
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