Did you know that the third Saturday of October is National Sweetest Day? Apparently there’s a special day set aside for candies and sweets. I shouldn’t be surprised since candy is big business.
Why do people like sweet things or read sweet books that make them smile a little more?
When real life is hard or bitter, I’d like to provide my readers Christian love stories to read that have sweet and hopefully satisfying endings. In romance, as we all know, this is called the Happily Ever After (HEA). I think that Happy For Now (HFN) does not have the same impact as HEA.
My latest novel debuted in the Once Upon a Starry Night anthology that was released at the beginning of October. This box set has twelve contemporary Christian Christmas romance stories with sweet endings. In Let Me Hold You, Levi tries to sweeten his own life by chasing after his dream girl. Little does he know that God has a sweeter plan for him, even though Levi can’t imagine dating his best friend. Not Maggie! What would become of their friendship?
On Amazon and other book retailers online are many Christian romance novels with happy endings. Which novel is your current favorite?
Another kind of sweet is mentioned in the Bible…
“The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb” (Psalm 19:9-10, KJV).
NASB, the Amplified Bible, and several other translations showed the last phrase as “sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.” Can you imagine how sweet honeycomb drippings are?
God’s Word, judgment, and precepts are all more valuable than “fine gold” and sweeter than honey drippings from the honeycomb.
While I write fiction to entertain, I bear in mind that at the core of it, I’m a Christian who wants to honor God in all that I say, do, think, and write. As a sinner saved by grace, I have a long way to go, but I pray that as I spend more time with God, His word will be sweeter and sweeter to me.