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Still, kissing the groom's brother in an unguarded moment is decidedly not the right thing to do. How could she have made such a mistake? It seems Allison's life is nothing but mistakes at this point. And pulling a "Runaway Bride" complete with stealing, er, borrowing her best friend's car doesn't seem to solve her problems.
Can Allison find her way out of this mess? Maybe she just needs to stop orchestrating everything. Allison prefers being the one in control, and giving it up is not going to be easy. But to find her way again, she will have to believe that God has a plan for her and find the strength to let Him lead.
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Howard Books
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8.44 X 5.50 (inches)|
Availability: In Stock
Allison Denman is supposed to get married in five days, but everything is all wrong. The huge wedding. The frothy dress. And the groom.
Still, kissing the groom’s brother, Daniel, in an unguarded moment is decidedly not the right thing to do. How could she have made such a mistake? It seems Allison’s life is nothing but mistakes at this point. Daniel’s adventures—chronicled through a collection of postcards—have always appealed to Allison’s well-hidden desire for something more. But how can betraying her fiancé’s trust lead to a true happily ever after?
Can Allison find her way out of this mess? Recognizing she doesn’t have all the answers won’t be easy because she’s used to being in control. To find her way again, she will have to believe that God has a plan for her—one outside her carefully defined comfort zone—and find the strength to let Him lead.
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Submitted: January 16, 2012
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a non-fiction author who said she'd never write fiction -- but a season of burnout changed all that. I've learned God's best is often behind the door marked "Never."
What was your motivation behind this project? Wish You Were Here explores the question of whether a wrong choice can actually lead us to where we're supposed to be. I also wanted to examine the whole reality of "family favorites" -- while allowing space for humor and a chance for my characters to fall in love.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I believe there's more to happily ever after then the fairy tales tell else. I hope you discover some of those truths in Wish You Were Here. I also hope you laugh, even as you ponder some hard questions.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I lost sleep. Ignored my family and friends. Drank too much Coke. And I loved every minute of writing (and rewriting) Wish You Were Here. The writing world is an amazing community of writers who were so willing to help me. And my family loved me and believed in me. I can never say thank you enough for that.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I am blessed to have mentors who helped me along the writing road:Best-selling author Donita K. Paul invited me to join a critique group. Best-selling authors Susan May Warren and Rachel Hauck taught me so much about writing a novel -- they've made themselves available to me on a day-to-day basis. I'm humbled by how they've believed in me when I didn't.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: I love quotes, which is why my blog is In Others' Words (bethvogt.com). One of my favorite quotes is: "Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile ... initially scared me to death." Betty Bender.