Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Lois's Risk ~ Kimberly Grist ~ Part I

Faith, Friends and Good Clean Fun 
with Kimberly Grist

 “ He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?”
Micah 6:8 New King James Version [NKJV]

I’ve enjoyed writing since I was a young girl, however, I began writing my first novel in 2017. Inspired by so many things life has to offer including traumatic events one of which includes our oldest son’s diagnosis of cancer I find it especially gratifying to write a happy ending. “Suffering is, of course, is my least favorite thing. My objective is not to discuss my struggles specifically but to combine a love of history with biblical principles to produce a clean historical Christian romance, that shows how God uses adversity for our good in ways we may never expect.”
In my first novel Rebecca's Hope, I introduced colorful characters and innovative young women in a western town in the late 19th century. Lois's Risk is a continuation of the tale based on Rebecca's friend and dress shop owner, Lois Weaver.

Like many women of the time, she has been schooled to be proper, lady-like, honest, to clean, sew and cook so at the appropriate age she would marry. As an adult, she surpassed her father's expectations with her skills and beauty only to shatter them when she opens a dress shop. She's worked hard making a success of her business. Now the handsome bank owner has come calling. So why isn't she happy? Moreover, why can't forget about a certain farmer with big brown eyes?

Daniel Lawrence, former Texas Ranger, gained immense satisfaction when he purchased his farm and livestock. His new way of life is not only a means to make a living but adds a sense of fulfillment. The only thing lacking is a wife and family. He is just shy of proposing when a family tragedy forces him to open his home to his grieving sister and her niece. How could he bring a new wife home to this?

Lois is heartbroken because Daniel is ignoring her. Can she go against the 19th-century rules of how a woman should behave and have the courage to tell Daniel how she feels?

Combining history, humor, and romance with an emphasis on faith, friends, and good clean fun, fans of historical romance set in late 19th-century will enjoy Lois's Risk a delightful tale of courage and reminds us how God uses adversity to strengthen us and draw us closer to Him.

Lois’s Risk is available to read for free on Kindle Unlimited.

About Kimberly:

I am married to my high school sweetheart, Nelson, who is a pastor in Griffin, Georgia. We have three adult sons, one with Down syndrome, and share a passion for encouraging others with family members who have special needs. I feel called to share experiences both good and bad in an effort to inspire others and offer hope. I tend to be a perfectionist and am forever trying to add or change things to make it better. The unfortunate side of being creative in this respect is not always positive. Often my attempts fail, and my life ends up resembling an old episode, of I Love Lucy.

I believe you should come away refreshed and inspired after reading a book. In my personal life, I wear so many hats working inside and outside the home. I work hard, try harder and then begin again the next day. Despite my best efforts, sometimes life just stinks. Bad things happen. I need and want an outlet, an opportunity to relax and escape to a place where obstacles are met and overcome. I want to hear Good News. My stories are written to remind us how God uses adversity to strengthen us and draw us closer to Him. 

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  1. Kimberly, many thanks for being my guest today! Blessings to you in this brand new year!

  2. Peggy,
    Thank you so much for allwoing me to be part of your blog

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  4. Looks like another great book to add to my TBR list. I truly enjoy historical fiction set in this time period.Thank you Peg and Kim!

  5. Patti
    This is my favorite time period as well. I actually patterned the heroine to be much like my grandmother who was an intelligent and wonderful woman slightly ahead of her time.