just over a month, my newest novella will be released into the wild!
the gist (or “back cover copy,” if you’re feeling high-and-mighty):
changed for Mercy Benson after the argument with her husband. Leaving behind
the taxi horns and clamor of New York, the young widow follows her
mother-in-law to the sleepy mountain town of Fayette. Despite relatives taking
her in, Mercy feels utterly out of place among the whispering pines and
she takes a job at the local restaurant, Mercy finds a piece of home in the
owner, Wyatt Peralta. But she can’t claim it—someone broken and tainted would
never deserve such joy.
is a familiar story from the Bible. But lots of people miss her background:
was poor. Women lived by the graces of husbands and family members. When all of
the men in her husband’s family died, Ruth was left with nada.
left everything she’d ever known to follow her mother-in-law to become a
foreigner in a strange land.
new country had a different language and unique customs.
only food Ruth and Naomi had was what Ruth gathered in the fields: the
leftovers and castoffs. The desperation was real.
why’d I write about Ruth? I find her fascinating! Her mother-in-law is the only
person she knows in this bizarre, new place. They are not only destitute but
broken in spirit.
As I move toward the launch date for “Mercy,” expect some goodies! Followers on my Instagram page will have a chance for a giveaway starting on October 18th. Blog subscribers will be able to read a portion of the first chapter before anyone else, because I can do that!
Also, don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest so that you can see my inspiration boards for my stories.