If you’ve read Valerie Comer’s Her Unlikely Hero in the new Easter in Gilead series, you’ll know that her hero, Connor, wanted the role of Judas in the passion play. Connor auditions with Judas in mind, and is stunned when he’s cast in the lead role as Jesus.
Connor doesn’t feel equipped to play Jesus, and he doesn’t actually know a lot about who Jesus is at the start of Valerie’s story. I loved seeing Connor’s journey to faith in Her Unlikely Hero. Sam, my hero in Her Cowboy Blind Date, is one of Connor’s friends who encourages him to read the Bible and learn more about Jesus.
The person originally cast to play the role of Judas drops out before opening night. A week or so before the first performance, Hollywood heartthrob Logan Miles arrives in Gilead (using the name Miles Davies) to take on the role of Judas.
There’s a whole story behind why Logan is in Gilead and performing in the passion play. His cover is blown when the play opens, and many in the audience recognise the famous Hollywood actor on the stage.
There is one person who instantly recognises Logan when he turns up for his first rehearsal. That person is Becky, the Aussie heroine in my story. Logan and Becky first met in Australia. Logan recognises Becky, too, and wonders why she’s not known as Bek.
Becky is hiding out in the small Kansas town, but for different reasons to Logan. She’s in a fake relationship with Sam that’s not looking fake to the people around them, and she’s curious to know why Logan is in Gilead. Logan’s presence is a complication for Becky and Sam’s relationship, but there’s no love triangle romance in the story.
Logan is not in Gilead looking for romance. He’s looking to strengthen his love and relationship with Jesus. That’s the whole point of the passion play. Jesus paid the price for our sins by dying on the cross and rising again, conquering death. His great love for us is the bridge that provides us with the opportunity to have an eternal and loving relationship with our Lord and saviour.
I hope you’ll take the opportunity to read the books in the Easter in Gilead series, and discover how the characters explore and deepen their faith in the stories.
My book in the series, Her Cowboy Blind Date, is now on preorder at Amazon. It will be releasing in July and available in Kindle Unlimited. I have a special 99c preorder price running through April 15.
He’s a small-town guy, a cowboy at heart. She’s a city girl from the other side of the world. Will a blind date lead to a love that lasts a lifetime?
Farm mechanic Sam Williams is on the cusp of realizing his dream of being a rancher after inheriting a share in his family’s Colorado ranch. He’s keen to make plans and leave Gilead in the dust after his friend’s Easter Saturday wedding. First he needs a plus-one for the wedding, to avoid a super awkward encounter with his high-school girlfriend who has just married the best man.
After a devastating public betrayal by her high-profile ex, Bek Montford is hiding out in Kansas. She’s calling herself Becky, licking her wounds and focusing on the things that make her happy. Drawn to the annual passion play at Gilead Bible College where she’s living, she volunteers to work behind the scenes.
Since Becky is only in Gilead until June, a blind date with a suitable plus-one before the wedding seems like the perfect solution for Sam. No strings and no commitment.
But the blind date turns into a not-so-fake relationship when Sam and Becky must work together on the passion play. Can they overcome past emotional wounds and geographical distance to create a future together?
An opposites attract, different worlds, blind date and fake relationship contemporary Christian romance.
Check out the other books in the Easter in Gilead series that are available in Kindle Unlimited:
Her Unlikely Hero by Valerie Comer
Her Billionaire Benefactor by Elizabeth Maddrey
His Runaway Crush by Heather Gray
Have you started reading the Easter in Gilead series? Do you like reading seasonal CCR (contemporary Christian romance) books? If yes, will you read them out of season eg. Christmas CCR at other times during the year? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
I’m giving away a $10 Amazon US gift card (or $15 Australian dollars gift card from Amazon AU store) to a reader who comments on this post. The giveaway will close on Thursday April 13, and the winner announced in the Sunday Edition.