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Clare writes inspirational romance, usually of a suspenseful nature. Her books are available through her publisher Pelican Book Group and Amazon. She is married with three kids and lives in the UK. She loves watching sci-fi, crime drama, cross stitching, reading and baking.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

A Piece of Heaven - Donna B Snow

The Christmas season passes so quickly, but honestly, Christmas is a day to remind us of the ultimate gift. That Jesus could love ME (yes, and you) so much to be willing to give His life for us. (I am so unworthy.) But I have accepted His gift, and I can only pray that I can bring that gift to others!
 I have just begun to realize that God is calling me to be a blessing (possibly calling all of us, but I can’t speak for anyone else). I recently went to a Women of Faith conference and walked away after shedding more tears than I even knew I could shed.  At first I thought it was chastisement, but by the end of the second day I realized that it was His Spirit filling that place that brought me to that point. So, I am learning to let God work through me, work in me. I am learning to be a blessing, not look for the blessing. Will you be a blessing to someone in this season of giving?
I wish I had a current story to share, although A Piece of Heaven is coming, I have no release date yet. I’m hoping for January. Watch for it!
Here’s what it’s all about:
Trina Wembly dreamt of owning a Christian coffee house for years –a Godly place where people could enjoy a good meal, and entertainment that was pleasing to God. A Piece of Heaven is that dream, and Trina the star entertainer.
Jared Larou, the construction foreman who helps design and build the coffee house, is a wounded soul with a soft heart, a soft heart that Trina is drawn to.
Trina knows God is the only one who can heal Jared’s wounded soul. Does she have the faith and patience to wait on God’s will – if it is God’s will?

Care for a peek? Here you go!

For what seemed like the hundredth time—and maybe it was, Trina stepped into the waiting area of Dared Construction. After months of meetings and hours spent going over drawings and making changes, it looked like things might finally get moving...she hoped.
Pingree, Maryland wasn’t a very large town, but their building codes seemed nearly impossible to decipher.
She wiped damp palms down her skirt.
Lord, please let this be good news and not another roadblock.
“Trina, so good to see you.” Jared said as he and Dave both stepped into the waiting area.  Jared extended his hand first and Dave nodded his greeting.
“Nice to finally meet you in person,” Dave said as he held out his hand. “I’m looking forward to getting this project off the ground, not to mention having a place we can go to relax once you open.”
Trina sighed. “I’m praying that will happen soon, too.”
Dave squeezed her hand one more time then headed toward the door. “I wish I could stay and chat, but I have to get to a meeting at another site. I’ll see you soon, I’m sure.”
Trina watched him leave then turned back to Jared as he pushed the cuffs of his dress shirt up  to his elbows as usual, showing off well muscled forearms. He looked every inch the businessman whenever she saw him in the office. What would he look like on the job site? His movements were fluid, like a dancer or a gymnast. Near six feet tall, with those broad shoulders, Trina felt herself staring.
She smiled and cleared her throat as she searched his face for a clue as to why he had called her in today. “So, good news, I hope?”
Jared’s gray eyes twinkled. “Come on back to my office. We can talk there. I have something to show you.”
“Said the spider to the fly,” she whispered to herself.

I hope you stop by to check out all of the Christmas stories that are coming out this season. Nothing like a good Christian Christmas romance. God bless you all!


Tanya Stowe said...

Donna, your books are always enjoyable. Please keep us posted when this one comes out!

Davalyn Spencer said...

Donna, what an encouraging word. Thanks for reminding us of the importance of being a blessings.