Friday, October 17, 2014

FAREWELL FOR A WHILE - Sharon A Lavy - On Free Book, Ebook or Print

I was blessed to read this book for endorsement. Here’s what I said: Just knowing Sharon A. Lavy has helped me learn about German Baptists. This book takes the reader deeper into the beliefs of this church. A good romance, a taste of suspense, and amateur sleuths round out the picture. They kept me turning pages until the end of the book. You won't want to miss this one.
--Lena Nelson Dooley, multi-award-winning author of the McKenna's Daughters Series--Maggie's Journey, Mary's Blessing, and Catherine's Pursuit

Welcome back, Sharon. Why do you write the kind of books you do?
The time is short and most Christian writers want to be a part of the movement to make the world around us aware that Jesus loves them and that He died for them. Billy Graham is the most famous Evangelist alive in our day. And all of his teams encourage each person—who confesses his or her need of a savior—to find a local church to bond and grow with. A group to be accountable to on the Christian journey.

I believe the most important relationship is the one we can have with our Lord Jesus Christ. In my stories, I learn and relearn this principle right along with my characters.

Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?
I find each day is a new adventure. And I wonder…What does the Lord want to teach me today?

How has being published changed your life?
As an introvert I am more comfortable staying in the background. I am more at ease one on one rather than in a crowd. And even then it is easier to share objects or things, than it is to share the deep things of my heart.

But with the feedback from readers telling me that my stories have touched their lives, I realize God wants me to be willing to come out of my shell and share what He is teaching me.

What are you reading right now?
I like to read books that make me stop and think. I just finished reading Escape from the World Trade Center by Leslie Haskin. It brought back memories of feeling my life was frivolous. To paraphrase James 4:14: Life is a vapor…here for a while before it vanishes away.

What is your current work in progress?
Forgiving the Unforgivable. When the novel Deadly Secret ended, one reader complained that I hadn’t printed an epilogue telling what happened next…Did Danni and Pete actually get together…or what.

A bit of the mystery thread that began in Deadly Secret snuck into Farewell for A While and now it is time to clear things up once and for all in Forgiving the Unforgivable. At least, that is the plans.

I can already see God working on Pete in the beginning scenes of Forgiving the Unforgivable and I am excited to discover what He is trying to teach me through Pete’s experiences in this story.

What would be your dream vacation?
A short trip anywhere with my husband. Preferably in our small plane and with great weather.

How do you choose your settings for each book?
The settings are parts of actual places I have been, and modified for the benefit of story.

What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?
I love to work with graphics. I use both Corel Draw 6 and Photoshop Elements 12 to create.

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
Concentrating on the subject.

Sharon, thank you sharing this new book with me and my readers.

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Farewell For A While

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Diana Gardner said...

Portsmouth, VA

rubynreba said...

I would enjoy Farewell For a While. Thanks!
Beth from IA

Melanie Backus said...

I would love to read Farewell For A While.

mauback55 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Would love to win. Angela in KY

Deanna Stevens said...

Forgiveness? something most of us need to work on :) dstevens from Nebr.

Granny's Attic said...

Most of the German people in our area are Lutherans, except for my family, who are of the Baptist persuasion! I really want to read this book. Lisa Cowell in Ohio

Momtojandz said...

Would love to read your book Farewell for A While. Thank you for this opportunity to win your book.

Jackie Tessnair said...

I would love to win and read this book.Have heard great things about it.Thanks for the chance.Jackie Tessnair ftom N.C.

Mary Preston said...

I look forward to catching up with all of the books.

Mary P


Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me for the paperback copy!!
Conway, SC.

Cindi A said...

I enjoy books that have a little bit of everything, and this sounds like it fits the bill.

Cindi Altman from PA