I’m thrilled to have my friend and critique partner, Kelly Goshorn with us today sharing about her story, The Veil, from the novella collection, Across the Shores. Plus she’s offering a print copy (US addresses only) of the novella, so be sure to enter the giveaway!
The God Who Sees by Kelly Goshorn
I see you.
The idea of being seen runs deep these days. In a world that tells us our value rests in the designer labels we wear, having the most recent technology in our pocket, or the size of our bank account, people yearn to be seen, to be valued for who they really are…on the inside. We long to be known.
This is the theme of my latest release, The Veil, part of the Across the Shores novella collection. Tired of being valued for her outward beauty as well as her father’s purse, my heroine, Caroline Wilkins, dons a black, lace veil and vows not to remove it unless a man will marry her sight unseen.
A pretty tall order. But Caroline desperately wants someone to see her. Not her physical appearance or family connections but to value her for her compassion, intelligence, and determination.
Now I’m not going to tell you how things play out between Caroline and my hero, Franz, but I can give you hope that there is Someone who does see us just as we are. Not just our rights and wrongs, but who we are deep inside in the places most people don’t take the time to look.
El Roi – The God Who Sees
His name is El Roi, the God who sees me.
We learn this lesser known name of God in Genesis 16:13.When Hagar, the Egyptian servant of Abraham’s wife, Sarah, was mistreated by her mistress, Hagar ran away to the desert. Here she encountered an angel sent by God to encourage her. “Thereafter, Hagar used another name to refer to the LORD, who had spoken to her. She said, ‘You are the God who sees me.’” (NIV)
Hagar’s story teaches us that in our lowest moments, someone sees us. God sees our pain. He hears our cries. We never need doubt His presence. He rejoices in our victories, weeps when we are sorrowful, and carries us when we cannot take another step.
We are never alone because El Roi is the God who sees.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Kelly Goshorn weaves her affinity for history and her passion for God into inspiring stories of love, faith, and family set in America’s vibrant past. When she is not writing, Kelly enjoys, binge-watching BBC period dramas, board-gaming with her family and friends, exploring historical sights, and spoiling her Welsh corgi, Levi.
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Her website: http://kellygoshorn.com/
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Israel is the farthest place from where I live that I’ve read about.
I guess any of us who’ve read our Bibles have read about Israel. LOL! I had fiction in mind. But I’ve also read about Israel in Lynn Austen and Connilyn Cossette novels. Thanks, Caryl!
Russia and India would be the farthest places I’ve read about.
Hmm. I have read stories set in Russia, but not India to my knowledge. Thanks, Betsy!
Israel is the furthest I have traveled.
I got goosebumps when I read about El Roi, the God who sees me. Years ago I went to a Bible Study at church about the names of God. GOD is so good to us! I love HIM.
Hi Linda! Oh, I love hearing stories behind the names of God. So powerful! Thanks for sharing!
Probably the farthest place from where I live that I’ve read about is Australia. I have always dreamed about visiting there.
Yes! Isn’t Australia the most interesting place? So much variety. One of the stories in Across the Shores takes place there, so you’d feel right at home. =0 Thanks, Kim!
This sounds so good. Looking forward to reading it.
Thanks, Barbara! I’m on the fourth story now and enjoying it. I may be a bit bias, but enjoyed Kelly’s story the most of the four. =)
Hummmm….probably the farthest place I’ve read about is Scotland. I have also enjoyed one of Kelly Goshorn’s book, so that’s always a treat!
Hi Perrianne. Scotland is a beautiful place to read about. Yes! Kelly writes a good story! =0 Thanks for stopping by!
Hi, I think the furthest place I have visited in a book is Scotland which was Masquerade Marriage by Anne Green. I loved this book. Thank you for the chance.
Hi Alicia! Sounds like a fun read. I’ll have to check into it. Thanks for sharing!
The farthest place from where I live that I have read about is Australia.
Hi Roxanne! Australia is a great setting to read about. So diverse. Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you so much for sharing. God bless you. I pray you are doing well. Happy Spring.
Thank you so much, Debra! I’m doing my best to enjoy and count each day a blessing, not knowing what tomorrow will bring. Thanks for your prayers and well-wishes. God bless you!
I would say the Holy Land. Blessings
A wonderful place to read about! Thanks, Lucy.
Hi! Brazil sounds like a fun place to read about. Thanks for stopping by!