We know that tomorrow, June 19, 2022, is Father’s Day in the USA, but did you know that the third week of June is Universal Father’s Week? Since I’m a mother, I tend to say that every day is Mother’s Day, but it’s nice to discover that fathers have their own week too.
If you’re a father, I wish you a Happy Father’s Day! I thank God for my dad, who passed away some six years ago now, and I know I will see him again some day in heaven. How about you? Is your father a Christian?
“Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers” (Proverbs 17:6).
I remember many happy childhood memories with my dad, including my first motorcycle ride (no helmet!), my first Robin Hood novel that he gave me, and my first box of 36 colored pencils that he bought for me. Many years later, I still smile thinking about the times when Dad drove Mom, my brothers, and me on road trips to see Grandma and Grandpa in the countryside. Good memories remain with me even though my dad has since passed away and gone to heaven to be with Jesus.
- Question #1: What are some of your favorite childhood memories with your father?
- Question #2: What are some of the contemporary Christian romance novels you’ve read that spotlight fathers? Why did the book resonate with you?
Comment on either one or both questions for a chance to win an ebook copy of one of these three novels featured in my blog post today.
In my story world, I sometimes write about moms and dads falling in love again after heartbreaks, sometimes to each other, sometimes with a new spouse. Married people need romance too. I write about single, divorced, and widowed fathers. And a father who doesn’t know he’s one (looking at you, Roger!).
Roger Patel, the unexpected father in Find You Again (Savannah Sweethearts Book 8)
Roger. Oh, Roger. Since the beginning of my Savannah Sweethearts series, he has been highly respected at Riverside Chapel as a Sunday school teacher. Pastor Flores even asks him to preach in the evening service from time to time. His biblical knowledge is sound, and he has done so much in his day job as the director of the Savannah Senior Living Resort. When Find You Again opens, his romance with firefighter Cheyenne is starting to bloom. As their relationship grows, a huge problem threatens the peace between them when Roger finds himself face to face with an eighteen-year-old girl who looks like him, who has come to town to look for her biological father. Can you imagine her birth mother keeping this secret from Roger for nineteen years since they breakup?
Logan Urquhart, the divorced father in Wait for Me (Vacation Sweethearts Book 3)
In Wait for Me (Vacation Sweethearts Book 3), Logan and Marie have to take their young son, Jonas, on a family cruise in Alaska. It would have been like any other family’s summer vacation, except for the fact that Logan and Marie have been divorced for a few years. Will they argue and quarrel again, as they did before, or will they try to give Jonas the best birthday vacation ever? When work catches up to Marie, her real job in Europe comes to light. Will Logan be able to handle the unveiling of her many secrets? I know this blog is all about contemporary Christian romance, so I have to warn you that this romance novel comes with a side of suspense because of the nature of Marie’s job with INTERPOL. However, most of the book is about the family dynamics in the fractured Urquhart family. Because of their five-year-old son, Logan and Marie have to make decisions post-divorce that end up affecting their own relationship with each other.
Diehl Brooks, the billionaire single father in His Morning Kiss (Seaside Chapel Book 3)
Sometimes, I like characters that are not run-of-the-mill. In this novel, we meet Diehl, that big brother who wasn’t very nice to Ivan in His Longing Heart. Fast forward a few years, and Diehl’s life is falling apart. His wife, who betrayed him at least twice, dies in a tragic road accident in Italy, leaving him their two children to raise. Are they even his? Diehl burns out at the family business headquarters in Atlanta, and is forced to take a summer-long sabbatical on St. Simon’s Island, where his family has roots. There, he ends up staying in his sister’s beach house that comes with a personal chef. Skye Langston is his sister’s very good friend and an excellent chef, a multitalented lady who also sings lovely hymns at Seaside Chapel. One thing leads to another, and Diehl ends up playing piano accompaniment for Skye’s musical trio at church, a place he usually goes to only at Christmas and funerals.
Have you read any of the above novels? If you have, what do you think about those Christian fathers and the women who come into their lives?
Don’t forget to comment about the fathers in your lives or fathers you’ve read in the fiction universe for a chance to win your choice of one of the ebooks above: Find You Again, Wait for Me, or His Morning Kiss. If you win but have already read all three novels (oh thank you!), then feel free to pick another ebook from my inventory of published books.
Have a wonderful weekend in the Lord!