Did you know that August is Romance Awareness Month? It works out for me because this is also my wedding anniversary month. We usually just go out to dinner. Since we are still unpacking boxes in our new empty-nest home near the beach, we are already living at our vacation spot. So you can say that my new favorite vacation is a staycation. Peace and quiet are gifts from God.
In today’s blog post, I’ll continue the theme of Christians in Love from my Christian Romance Reader Gathering takeover this week. If you missed my seven days of posts, you can still catch up via the Table of Contents.
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CHRISTIANS IN LOVE BEFORE THE WEDDING
This is what we mostly read in Christian romance novels, don’t we? The happy ending would be a proposal or a wedding to “seal the deal.” Out of the thirty books I’ve written and published, twenty eight books would fall into this category of romance before the wedding. The other two are a devotional and a romance after the wedding. I am sure I will be writing more of each of these sub-genres.
Tell us about the latest Christian romance novel you’ve just finished reading. Was it exciting? Did it end in a satisfying way for you?
The latest Christian romance novel I published is Pray for Me (Vacation Sweethearts Book 5), the story of a gentleman gardener and the pastor’s daughter. Gus and Tally are not strangers to each other but have been friends for a while. In this novel, their friendship takes a turn into romance territory when they end up spending way more time with each other, realizing that God has brought them together for such a time as this. But first, they are held hostage… Say what?
CHRISTIANS IN LOVE AFTER THE WEDDING
What do you think is a romantic thing to do when the couple is already married? I think that husbands and wives need romantic moments in which they can spend time with each other. Kids are great but sometimes you need romantic date nights for mom and dad.
In my story world, I write this sub-genre under Romantic Women’s Fiction. For example, in Wait For Me (Vacation Sweethearts Book 2), Logan and his ex-wife get a second chance at romance and love when they are forced to take a summer cruise with their five-year-old son.
CHRISTIANS ARE LOVED BY GOD FOREVER
Do you have a favorite Bible verse? I have many favorite verses, to be sure, but this one is my life verse. I am eternally grateful that God loves me. The One who invented love, the Creator of the universe, loves you and He loves me. Isn’t that amazing?
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
What are your go-to verses that remind you of the love of God? If someone comes to you and says that he/she doesn’t feel the love of God, which verses do you share with them?
My books talk about God’s love all the time. If I am an author new to you, here are two free ebooks you can download and read now. These two books showcase Christians who are able to move forward once the understand the precious love of God.
- Ask You Later (A Savannah Sweethearts Prequel): JanThompson.com/ask-free
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