I’m thrilled to have fellow Scrivenings Press author Betty Woods sharing about her new release, Love’s Twisting Trail. It’s next on my TBR list, so I look forward to delving in soon! Stick around for a chance to win a PRINT COPY!
“If the Lord delights in man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumbles, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.” ~Psalm 37: 23.24
Have you ever been so sure of God’s leading or direction that you all but ran that direction? You couldn’t get started on the path He’d shown you soon enough. Then you bump into a wall at every turn or trip over so many rocks you lose count. It’s as if you’re stumbling by faith instead of walking by faith. Maybe you begin to doubt if you heard God as clearly as you thought. Maybe you completely misunderstood Him are going the wrong way.
I’ve been there enough over the years that these verses have become two of my go-to life verses. I’ve told or written stories since childhood. I first felt God nudging me to write professionally about fifteen years ago. If I’d known then that I’d have to wait until January 2022 to see my first book published, I might not have started the journey to begin with. God sent wonderful mentors to help me improve my writing. He gave me two wonderful agents. Two, because my first agent lost her battle with cancer. A major setback for a few months until my new agent took over for her former boss.
I’ve won or been named a finalist in a lot of writing contests the last few years. But still no publishing contract I started getting requests for my novel from some well-known publishers, only to get a rejection email. Or an entire line of books was discontinued just as mine landed with one of their editors who loved my story. And I can go on about the ups and downs of trying to break into the world of publication. More than once, I’ve asked God if I heard Him correctly when I thought He wanted me to become a published writer.
But in God’s own time, He landed my debut novel, Love’s Twisting Trail, with the perfect publisher. When my heroine, Charlotte, starts doubting her choices, I immediately thought of my verses in Psalms. The stumbling by faith idea came from describing her frustrations after running into one obstacle after another when she thought she was doing God’s will.
So once you’re sure of God’s will for you, don’t give up. If or when you stumble, God will pick you up with His own hand.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Betty writes heartwarming romance with a Southern accent. She lives in Texas with her husband and spoiled Chihuahua. RV trips to check out ideas or places for new book ideas are one of her favorite things to do. She can spend hours touring museums or book stores with vintage books. If the kids, grandkids or great grands can clear their schedules to come along, she’s happy beyond words. Tourists in Old Town Cody, Wyoming mistook her for the tour guide when she was explaining nineteenth century life to three of her grandchildren.
Stories of faith and resilience on the Midwest prairie & the Civil War Era
Inspirational Historical Romance
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Now for the Giveaway!! Betty has graciously offered to give away a PRINT COPY of Love’s Twisting Trail! Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway below for several chances to win! (US Addresses only)
Sounds like a very intriguing read! Thank you for the opportunity.
Hi Betsy! Glad you stopped by to enter!
I was raised on our family farm in Wyoming. It was located between Cheyenne and the town of Pine Bluffs outside of the tiny town of Hillsdale. We went to Cheyenne only once or twice a month and my parents would stock up during the winter because we didn’t know when we would get in again. I miss our farm and the simple lifestyle.
Oh, that sounds so lovely, Barbara! Where do you live now. I can see why you’d miss such beautiful, wide-open spaces!
We live in Northern Indiana now.
That is quite a switch. You’re my next door neighbor. I’m in Illinois! =)
I’ve been to Las Vegas, and I’ve been to Amarillo, TX. That’s the only places I’ve been out West.
Well, those count! =0 Thanks for stopping by to enter, Trudy!
Yes, I used to live “out West” in Idaho. I’ve seen the Oregon Trail and the Lewis & Clark pass.
Ooh! Idaho. I bet it’s pretty out there. I would love to visit the Oregon Trail and Lewis & Clark pass! Thanks for sharing, Lila!
I have never been out west, but someday I would love to travel out that way and visit some places to mark off my bucket list!
Yes! That would be nice, Stephanie! I’ve been to Oregon, Washington, and California in my younger years, but not any recently. It be wonderful to revisit them. Unfortunately, my farmer husband is not a traveler.
I have not only been out west, I’ve lived there. I’ve seen the Oregon, Washington, and California coast. I’ve seen Yellowstone, Craters of the Moon, and other sights.
How wonderful, Linda! What a treat for you! Beautiful country out there! My niece and nephew just travels from IL to see Yellowstone, but were flooded out the day prior to their visit, so just had to see the local sights. Disappointing, but they made the best of it.
Hi yes, I live in West Texas.
How nice, Alicia! Then I’m sure you’ve seen a great deal of it. Have you visited The Alamo? Thanks for stopping by to comment and enter.
Yes I have been out west 3-4 times
Good for you, Darlene! I’m sure you’ve enjoyed your times there. Thanks for stopping by!
No I’ve never been out west.
Hi Lucy! Well then, you can enjoy it from within the pages of a book. =) Thanks for stopping by!
I have been to the Portland OR area as I visited my sister lived out there for a time. So pretty out there!
Yes! Beautiful country out there! Thanks for entering, Hesper! Blessings!
I have visited Wyoming and Colorado. Thank you
Hi Candie! I’ve not been to either of those states, but I’m sure both are beautiful. The best to you in the giveaway!
Would love to win a print copy of this book! Since we live in Montana, we enjoy the West and especially reading CF about it:) Thanks for the opportunity to enter a giveaway!
Hi Lual! I didn’t know you lived in Montana! What a beautiful place to live. Thanks for stopping by to enter!
No, I have never visited out west but I enjoy reading about it.
The next best thing to being there. =0 Thanks for entering!
Sure have and I have lived in Colorado most of my life. My Dad’s parents had a ranch in Montana and he was a real cowboy.
Oh wow! How exciting! I bet you had some fun growing up years. Thanks for sharing, Vivian!
I am so excited about Betty’s book. I know she has worked long and hard on it. I look forward to reading it, and I would love to win a copy.
Wonderful! Thanks for stopping by to enter, Connie. Nice to meet you.
I have never visited out west
Well, reading about it is almost as good. Thanks for stopping by, James!
I haven’t visited out west, but would love to!
Hi Dawn, Hope you have the opportunity to some day! Thanks for stopping by to enter.
Hi Dawn, Hope you get to go some day!
never been out west
Thanks for stopping by, Daniel. I’ve not been out West for many years, but it’s beautiful country out there. Thanks for entering the giveaway.
I have only ever lived out west.