Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A Surprise Package
When I agreed to review a book by Kaye Dacus I immeadiately thought of heroines in tea dresses with parasols and sea captains in eager pursuit. I quickly signed on with great anticipation of the historical romance I would soon receive. But when my parcel arrived I was surprised to find a contemporary romance, the last in the Brides of Bonneterre series, A Case For Love.  But the disappointment ended there.

I loved taking the journey to Bonneterre Louisiana, and meeting the Guidry family which features in all three books. By book three, the eldest son Forbes has been voted most eligible bachelor in his home town more times than he probably cares to name. As a control freak first born he's been kept busy with the dramas of his siblings and the family business. The story really takes off when the equally single and eligible TV presenter Alaine Delaroix captures his interest and heart. Will this successful lawyer learn he cannot always control life's outcomes as he thought and can he trust God with his own heart's desire? This is a story of love, trust and family honor, with a dash of clever matchmaking. Toss in the dramas of television and law courts and you have A Case For Love. 

 Kaye Dacus writes "inspirational romance with a sense of humor." I look forward to reading more from this talented writer and highly recommend her work.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Let it shine, Let it shine, Let it shine!

When my garden is behaving it's a beautiful display of of pink, white and blue flowers. That's just how I like it. Reds and yellows are fine in their own world, but they are not generally invited to clash with my flower beds. So when a golden cluster caught my eye at the foot of my creamy rambler rose I went closer to inspect this invasion.

I should not have been surprised to discover the first bouquet of autumn leaves draped around my garden, very at home and clearly calling their friends and family to join them. For a few weeks each year I welcome the yellows, the oranges and the reds. They are the confetti of my favorite season, and like many living in Melbourne, I am starting to notice the changing hues as they begin to fall around me in the dappled sunlight of Autumn.

Another beautiful gift I have to celebrate this season is the Sunshine Award I recently received from a dear friend Karen Lange of Write Now. Karen is a freelance writer and online writing coach who shares her love of writing with many of us who follow her blog. Thanks for the award Karen and all the inspiration!

I am encouraged to remember that God is also spoken of as a sun whose love radiates over those who walk in His light.

 "For the Lord God is a sun and a shield: the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless." Psalm 84:11

Whether it's Autumn splendor or Spring warmth you're looking for, may the love of God invade your day and shine on you with His goodness.