When I was a little girl, my sister and I used to have a “Countdown until Christmas” calendar posted on the refrigerator. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, we’d mark off the days using a red magic marker. The time seemed to pass so slow, neither of us were known for our patience.
I’d like to say as an adult I’ve gotten better when it comes to waiting, but truthfully, I haven’t. I’m the person who’s always a half an hour early for appointments, meeting up with friends, or any occasion with a set time. What happens? I spend a great deal of time waiting.
Lately, I’ve been waiting to receive my book cover from Harlequin. I’m trying to remain patient and remember that everything happens in God’s timing.
While I wait, I thought I’d share the blurb for my first book, as well as a few photos similar to what I sent to Harlequin, to assist them with the cover design. The setting is a fictional town based in one of my favorite places, the Shenandoah Valley, located in western Virginia. The valley stretches 200 miles across the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains. These photos were taken by my friend, Dor, who lives in the valley.
Second Chance Romance (Love Inspired)
Jackson Daughtry’s jobs as a paramedic and part-owner of a local café keep him busy—but the single dad’s number one priority is raising his little girl with love and small-town values. And when his business partner’s hotshot lawyer niece comes to town planning to disrupt their lives by moving her aunt away, Jackson has to set Melanie Harper straight. When circumstances force them to work side by side in the coffee shop, Jackson slowly discovers what put the sadness in Melanie’s pretty brown eyes. Now it’ll take all his faith—and a hopeful five-year-old—to show the city gal that she’s already home.
I hope by next month, I’ll have a cover to show you, but if not, I’ll try and remain patient.
I’m curious, do you consider yourself a patient person?
**I’m at the day job today, so I’ll be around later to chat.**