Recently I was reminded of the power of friendship when I held a live/video Facebook party to celebrate a new release. I was a little concerned that no one would show up live, and I’d be there for the specified thirty minutes all alone.
But my friends came to the rescue. I wasn’t alone! When I ran out of things to say with ten minutes left they stepped in and asked questions to keep the party moving. I am so grateful for my readers and friends who rescued me!
Friendships in fiction are extremely important. They help keep the story moving along, much like my friends helped my party move along. Friends also help us get to know the main characters better. When I think about Hallmark movies there is always a best friend. There is usually one in inspirational romance books too.
I’m reminded of Kayla and Jill’s friendship in A Love Song For Kayla. Those women needed each other and came to one another’s rescue more than once. They supported each other and stood up for each other. In a way their friendship reminds me of how our relationship with Jesus can be. We can talk to Him and share our deepest darkest secrets, ask Him for advice, or simply just be in His presence. Even if we have no friends on earth He will be our friend, and there is no better friend than Jesus.
What book have you read recently that demonstrated the power of friendship?