The Father He Deserves, the third book in my Holland Brothers series, releases today where most books are sold.
Here’s a brief blurb:
A determined dad. A wary mother.
Making amends is never easy…
Injured in a kayaking accident, champion Evan Holland returns home to train rescue dogs. But his unexpected partner is the woman he left behind, Natalie Bishop. And she has a secret: a son Evan never knew he had. Now Evan must prove he can be a real father. But earning Natalie’s trust back will take hope, forgiveness—and risking everything on forever…
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Changed by the journey.
My friend and mentor, Susan May Warren, always says, “If you’re not changed by the journey, you’ve missed the point.” It’s so true. Each time I write a book, God grows me a little…well, sometimes a lot! Even though I’m not always crazy about the growing process, looking back I can see it was worth it.
This book was no different.
God showed up.
This is the first (and hopefully) only book I didn’t have completed by the date of submission. I mean I didn’t even have my rough draft completed. The last few scenes were written hours before I hit send. And you know what? God showed up. Like He always does. And I completed it on time. And one scene, in particular, is my favorite. The words flowed. I felt in tune with the character. It was pure writing bliss by allowing God to work through me to share His story.
No matter what you’re dealing with, God’s right there, waiting for you to call on Him. He’s so willing to guide you through whatever difficulty or challenge you’re facing.
God is with you.
I used Joshua 1:9 as the anchor verse for this story.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Strength and courage look different for everyone. When God calls you to do something, He will equip you. Lean into His promises because He will be with you.
Lisa, I am so looking forward to reading this story! I like the anchor verse for this story too! It’s crucial we remember God is always with us, and He gives us what we need when we need it, including strength and courage.
Thank you, Jeanne. And you’re absolutely right. There’s nothing He can’t handle.
Lisa, I’ve got a copy of your new release on my Kindle and I’m excited to read it. And I love this glimpse of how God showed up — like He always does — as your wrote this story.
Beth, thank you for buying my book. I hope you enjoy Evan and Natalie’s story. God shows up time and time again.