Word Sharpener Week: This week, I’m posting a description of my new novella that will be out through Desert Breeze on March 1st. Resurrection of Hope is set in western Ohio shortly after the First World War. A tornado swept through that area on Palm Sunday, 1920. This story has that event in it. It is a perfect novella to read around Palm Sunday and Easter or anytime you want to be reminded of the hope we have in Jesus Christ.
Other news this week – I’m taking care of my mother who had knee replacement surgery. She’s doing fine.
Resurrection of Hope
by Tamera Lynn Kraft
She thought he was her knight in shining armor, but will a marriage of convenience prove her wrong?
After Vivian’s fiancé dies in the Great War, she thinks her life is over. But Henry, her fiancé’s best friend, comes to the rescue offering a marriage of convenience. He claims he promised his friend he would take care of her. She grows to love him, but she knows it will never work because he never shows any love for her.
Henry adores Vivian and has pledged to take care of her, but he won’t risk their friendship by letting her know. She’s still in love with the man who died in the Great War. He won’t risk heartache by revealing his true emotions.
Vivian Klein Bauer
I used silent movie star Lillian Gish as my inspiration for Vivian. She has long auburn curls and dark brown eyes. By the end of the story, she bobs her hair as many women of that time period did.
John Garfield is my inspiration for Henry Bauer. Henry is the salt-of-the-earth type with brown curly hair that’s always getting in his eyes. He is tall, skinny, and the strong silent type.
Verse of the Week: Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Ephesian 5:16 (ESV)
Quote of the Week: I was asked by an NPR reporter once why don’t I talk about race that often. I said, “It’s because I’m a neurosurgeon.” And she thought that was a strange response… I said, “You see, when I take someone to the operating room, I’m actually operating on the thing that makes them who they are. The skin doesn’t make them who they are.” — Ben Carson