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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Now I'm giving away Love Finds You in Bridal Veil, Oregon by Miralee Ferrell!

To enter your name for a chance to win this book simply post a comment below that answers this question... Have you ever had a difficult choice to make that involved an important relationship? Feel free to elaborate or leave it at that. I will go first. I had to decide back when my husband wanted to date whether to get to know him better or remain friends. He was 41 and I was 23. So the decision was to either ignore the age difference and allow the Lord to lead us, or stay friends. We've been married almost 20 years so, a-hem, you can see the decision I made was the right one. Yes? Who will be next?




About the book:

Amidst a backdrop of thievery and murder in historic Bridal Veil, Oregon, a schoolteacher is torn between the memories of a distant love and the man who could be her future. Margaret Garvey had given her heart to Nathaniel, but he left town six years before. Now shes giving love another chance, but her decision to build a new life with Andrew is shaken when Nathaniel steams back into Bridal Veil on a riverboat to work at the nearby sawmill. When disaster strikes the town and threatens the welfare of its citizens, Margaret will be faced with the most important choice of her life.

My thoughts:

There is a blog tour for this book mid February. I'll be reviewing it for the tour so stop back later and read my review. I love the sound of this story.

26 comments:

Julie J. said...

I married an older man too Michelle (15 years older)! My hardest decision came when I was 18. My best friend (a male) called me after we had spent some time having dinner and a movie (I thought as friends..) and asked what I had done if he'd kissed me. I was leaving for college the next day and really didn't know what to say. I had been leaning more towards wanting to date him (he was 8 years older than me) but I didn't think he'd want to. We continued our friendship but I couldn't tell him how I really felt about him. The time I was going to tell him (several years later) one of my friends was with me so I didn't say anything (he was/is in the Army and I didn't get to see him much). Next time I talked to him he tells me that he is getting married. There are times I regret not telling him how I felt but I did that night...of course, it was too late. I was so heartbroken! That was 11 years ago and he is still happily married as I am too. I guess God has a way of working in our lives. I regret that we are no longer friends (his wife didn't approve of us remaining in touch) but hope to one day see him or hear from him again.

I'd REALLY love to win this book!

faithfulgirl4@gmail.com

Audra E. said...

I don't know that the relationship was important, but it was definitely one I valued! I was friends with this one guy and really felt like God was asking me just to let go of him and our friendship. I knew he wasn't the greatest for me, but I didn't want to let him go. I eventually did, and I think it's been better for me! Of course, there are still times that I miss our friendship... but I know God has some pretty cool things up His sleeve, so I'm willing to let go of whatever it is I need to so that God can work more effectively in my life. :]

my email is thepeachykeenwriter[at]yahoo[dot]com

JoyTeacher! said...

When our children marry, our mother-child relationship changes. I recall a time when my daughter was still a newlywed and she told me of some decision she and her husband had made. I took a breath and as my mouth was opening, the "still small voice" of the Spirit whispered, "You are in a very unique position to...keep your mouth shut." And I did! I still have a great relationship with my daughter, and my son-in-law calls me his "favorite mother-in-law." (Of course, I'm his only MIL, but that's beside the point....)

Linda said...

When I was 18 and going to college that Fall, my boyfriend, who was 4-5 yrs older, wanted to get married. My mother gave a choice of marriage or college. Then she threw in the idea of meeting some great guys at college. I chose college and met my now husband there! Best choice!

Linda said...

Oops! Forgot my email:

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Casey said...

Of course when these questions are asked I always draw a blank. But, I think in this case I don't have an answer. Often friendships in my past have proven sticky when it comes to backing out of them. And several church families we have had to leave over the years, but aside from that my relationship life as been farely boring. :)

I REALLY want to read this book, especially since I live in Oregon! Besides it looks great. :)

caseymh18(at)gmail(dot)com

LuAnn said...

I did! I was in a relationship that was so dysfunctional. When the man went to jail, I had to decide enough was enough.

reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

Amber S. said...

I don't know if this is a good answer to your question or not, but I guess choosing to wait on God's timing can be kind of hard. I'm still only a young college student, and God has a plan for me. So whether I ever get married or not, I need to trust that He knows what's best, and He'll reveal what He wants me to do when He wants me to do it. Sorry if that didn't answer the question! :) But I think I understand about the not wanting to ruin a friendship when it's not the right time (or never will be).

Anyway, I'd love a chance to win this book! Thanks! :)

stokes[dot]a[at]suddenlink[dot]net

Emily said...

I'd love to win the book, but I'm afraid I have to say that I haven't had very many difficult relationship decisions to make. I met my (now) husband when we were both still in high school. I suppose one thing about it was that he's over a year younger than me, which can be enough for some high schoolers to call the whole thing off. I'm glad I didn't! :)

emilyconrad@sbcglobal.net

Sheree said...

I had to make the decision to walk away even though I wasn't sure that was what I wanted to do but was pretty sure that was what I was supposed to do.

Sheree neednspace@aol.com

Anita Yancey said...

Yes. I went with a guy all through high school and loved him a lot, but he broke up with me. I met someone else and was about to get married, when the old love comes and asks me to go back to him. But I decided to say no, and went ahead and got married. I figured if he hurt me so badly once, what would keep him from doing it again. I think I made the right choice, my husband and I have now been married for 34 years.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

Shmologna said...

This does sound really good.

Anonymous said...

indeed l think we have all made tough decisions in important relationships. toughest one was do l stay near my mom or do l move south for my own health. l moved and am much healither now. Percy you know my email ;)

~Ley said...

Oh, always, it seems like. Considering all that has been going on in my life recently, I'd prefer not to go into it, but I think almost everyone, once they reach a certain age, have this types of decisions.

Anyway, I would love to win this book, so please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

ashley.vanburen[at]gmail[dot]com

Edna said...

Please enter me into the drawing, I always love books.


mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

Merry said...

I went against the flow (advice of others) and chose to go with a wonderful man I believed God had brought into my life. We've had an amazing life together and 30+ years so far!

worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

justpeachy36 said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

Please enter me in the giveaway. I had to make a decision about whether or not to stay with my husband and be miserable or to go against what I believed about divorce... It wasn't easy.

Jackie Smith said...

Would love to read this book...please enter me. As to relationships....yes, I have had to make hard decisions......too much to go into! Thanks.

Vicki said...

The hardest decision I've ever had to make was whether to start a relationship with a man I met through a co-worker. Everyone, even his mother, tried to talk me out of it. The problem, they thought, was that he was a quadriplegic and I would have to be his caregiver. Well, I believed God had brought us together, so I went with my heart. We've been married for over 21 years and I love him more today than I did the day we were married.

Vicki said...

I just remembered I forgot to add my email.

readingatthebeach (@) gmail (.) com

BTW: A friend of ours, Marlayne Giron who is the author of "The Victor", writes Wish Fulfillment Stories and the first one she wrote was for my husband. You can read it HEREn

Carole said...

When I worked on our church staff, a difficult situation arose between our senior minister and a staff member that I worked closely with. I finally came to the decision that I needed to get out of the way and trust God to work things out in His way, not mine.

I'd love to read this book, Michelle. With a cover and title like that, it's got to be good.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Carole said...

When I worked on our church staff, a difficult situation arose between our senior minister and a staff member that I worked closely with. I finally came to the decision that I needed to get out of the way and trust God to work things out in His way, not mine.

I'd love to read this book, Michelle. With a cover and title like that, it's got to be good.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Megan said...

Wow. Those are lots of tough decisions. I am not sure I had to make one that hard. But I did have to fight for my boyfriend (at the time) because I hurt him before we were together, and then our friends told him not to date me. We've been married for 2 years now :)

my email is in my profile :)

Martha A. said...

Oh, and which one to pick to share??? I have had to make many difficult decisions about relationships. I think the hardest ones were when I had to decide to break of a relationship. My brother in law was a very close family friend and even closer after I married his brother. He is a very damaging person though and did some horrible things as well as some odd beliefs (polygamy etc) and I had to make the decision to leave that relationship behind and had to ask him not to contact us anymore. It was really hard for me, even though I know it was the right thing. martha(at)lclink(dot)com

Megan said...

I can think of a couple of hard decisions. One ended a relationship, but another started one! I'd love to read this. I actually just finished another Love finds you...

inspiredbyfiction[at]gmail[dot]com

Michelle Sutton said...

And the winner is...

Martha A!!!

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