Editing out scenes is tough for me. I mean, I wrote the words, they must be important. Things that often get cut or reworked usually involve me telling the reader my thoughts. I want to let readers know the backstory, but there’s a fine line between giving too much and too little information. The sceneContinue reading “Deleting or reworking scenes in a book often feels like cutting your hair without a mirror while using preschool scissors”
Tag Archives: Christian Historical Romance
If my underlying objective is to evoke emotion in my reader, then my ultimate goal should be to awaken a yearning for God in my reader’s heart.
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1800s Healing Salve Recipe from a reader included in With All My Heart—Book 2, Discerning God’s Best series
When writing With All My Heart, I requested help from my readers to locate a period-appropriate recipe. I was thinking of cake or cookies, but Joan Archibald shared her great-great-grandmother’s recipe for Healing Salve, and I knew it had to be a part of the story. This unique recipe, or one like it, was oftenContinue reading “1800s Healing Salve Recipe from a reader included in With All My Heart—Book 2, Discerning God’s Best series”
Life isn’t always like we plan, but it is precisely as God designs.
My daily struggles pale compared to what many women endured in the late 1800s. I stress when my battery is low on my phone, and I don’t have a charger. I fuss over the price of chicken that someone else raised, cleaned, and packaged for me. My frustration is high when GPS alerts me toContinue reading “Life isn’t always like we plan, but it is precisely as God designs.”
Book Clubs Offer Ways to Connect in Person or Online
Whether in person or online, book clubs are a great way to meet new people and share the love of reading. Book clubs offer connections to new friends and authors and open your mind to new ways of thinking, perspectives, and ideas. If you are part of a book club, I invite you to downloadContinue reading “Book Clubs Offer Ways to Connect in Person or Online”
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Awesome Gang features Desire of my Heart. Embark on a journey to Missouri in 1858 with characters who quickly become family, adventures that become real, and hope that becomes a promise. “Desire of my Heart” is an uplifting, wholesome, and inspirational book that will keep you engaged to the very end. THIS BOOK is 78%Continue reading “78% off for a limited time”
Books You Can Feel Good About gives “A Bride for Harley” five stars
“1867-68. Christian Historical Romance standalone novella with depth. Very well told, you can deeply feel every thought the main character has” Read the full blog post by Robin Willson.
Being on the same page when it comes to a writing ministry
“It is a pleasure and honor for me to introduce you to this month’s feature author, Heidi Gray McGill. What a joy it was getting to know her a little—and to discover we’re quite alike in our writing/publishing views. Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win her ebook copy of Matters of the Heart atContinue reading “Being on the same page when it comes to a writing ministry”
Matters of the Heart review
“I really enjoyed reading this beautiful historical fiction, it took me back in time, and I tell you, that is what a good book can do. Besides the wonderful entertainment of Reading novels, I also picked up a lot of lessons from the spiritual aspects and real life situations of the characters in this novel.”Continue reading “Matters of the Heart review”
Rainy Day Read
“I grabbed this book to read on a Rainy Day and had nothing else going on. I am glad I had no other plans for that day, as I did not stop reading until I was done with the book.” Read the full post @ https://familymgrkendra.blogspot.com/2022/08/celebrate-lit-blog-tour-matters-of.html