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
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)