Which five words best describe Grace Changes Everything?
Two misfits and one simple truth
Can you share one highlight from the book?
The romance is built around the ’36 Questions that Lead to Love’. The hero of ‘Grace’ uses a modified list of 21 questions. The insightful questions lead to revelation and some great interactions in the book.
After scarfing down over half of his burger in a few huge bites, Bradley leaned back in his seat. “Miss Lori, I think I’d like to ask you some questions.”
“What?” She laughed as she looked around the restaurant. A ballgame, burgers and ice cream, their date was straight out of a fifties sitcom. “Haven’t you already asked me a ton of questions?”
Over the past few days in their getting to know each other process, he’d asked a lot of the typical questions. She had a nice list of Bradley’s favorite things. His favorite color was green; his favorite number three; dogs made better pets than cats. But they agreed an exception could be made for the right cat. He liked his beef and had one half-sister. She hoped he remembered her preferences—teal, two, brother and a stepsister. And not a lot of red meat.
Bradley shrugged. “Maybe, but I’m going to ask these.”
What is the purpose of this book?
I write for entertainment. I hope the readers find the characters and situations interesting and relax and enjoy the story.
Are there themes that you find turn up again and again in your work? A common thread?
While I really try hard not to be preachy, but themes of faith are heavily woven in all of my books.
Which character or part of the book was the most fun to write? Which part was the hardest?
In ‘Grace’ I had the most fun writing Mrs. Bertha Greene the church gossip, busy-body and general troublemaker. The hardest part to write was the scene where the heroine has to decide if she is going to trust that the hero has been true or if she is going to go OFF on an assumption. I wanted to get the pacing of her decision making just right.
Can you tell us something that even your most loyal fans may not know about you?
That I am shy. Really shy.
Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Be safe, take care of yourselves during this season! And thank you for your support of the writers!
Book Blurb Grace Changes Everything
Ten months after accepting the position of senior pastor at the West Aurora Baptist Church, forward-thinking Rev. Bradley White is questioning God. He does not fit-in with the traditional congregation.
West Aurora’s newest member, Dr. Lori Reed asks too many questions. Based on her joining testimony, the organic chemist is assigned a series of common ministry tasks: ushering, childcare, and greeting guests. And she’s failed at every one. According to some, there’s no need for a chemist in the ministry.
Inspired by Lori’s earnest desire to serve, Bradley tries to help Lori fit-in at West Aurora. And he soon discovers the perfect place for the super-smart-sister with the cute sprinkle of freckles across the bridge of her nose. In his arms.
After the misfit minister and questioning chemist fall in love, they struggle to remain at a church that doesn’t embrace either one of them, until Grace Changes Everything.
In 2004 I made a pact with my nephew, “…if you give me a college degree, I’ll write a book.” Today, my nephew’s college diploma graces the mantle of my suburban Chicago home. My novels explore the complex simplicity of falling in love—in these complicated days.