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FOR OUR GOOD by Paula Mowery
Paula Mowery is a pastor’s wife, mom to a college student, author, acquiring editor, and speaker. No matter the hat she wears, she strives to honor God’s plan even if it means going out on a limb and leaving comfort zones. Reviewers have characterized her writing as “thundering with emotion.” Her book, Be The Blessing, won the 2014 Selah Award in the novella category. Paula enjoys reading and reviewing Christian fiction, writing Christian romance and devotionals, and helping other authors realize their dream of publication.
Welcome, Paula. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?
I think it would be interesting to have dinner with one of my female ancestors, getting her story within our family tree. I would be especially intrigued to interview my great grandfather on my father’s side since I’ve written about my grandfather and his brothers’ involvement in a shoot-out in the front of a saloon in 1903.
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
My husband’s years of vacationing at the beach with his family has rubbed off on me. My favorite thing is to read and write sitting on the beach with the waves rolling in as background. So relaxing and just the right atmosphere for stories to be born.
What do you enjoy doing for relaxation?
My down time is usually filled with reading Christian fiction from my favorite authors.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
I simply love when a new story starts to emerge. I really enjoy brainstorming and making notes about what could happen and then bringing it to life. Recently a story idea came to me through a dream, and I’ve been mulling it over for several days and recording ideas on a legal pad. I’m almost ready to start writing those first lines.
Please tell us a little about your novel, For Our Good.
For Our Good is my first Christian romantic
suspense. Charlie is an undercover cop with some scores to settle with drug traffickers. She is no damsel in distress. In fact it might be more likely that she saves the day and the guy.
Colton is a corporate pilot who has never been near commitment with a woman until Charlie shows up.
However, secrets could ruin everything.
This story involves a character who feigns Christianity, which Paul warns Timothy about in Scripture. He explains that some will seem like believers and to be careful.
Here's the Back Cover Blurb of For Our Good:
Charlie Jarvis is haunted by loss that fuels her desire to rid the world of drug traffickers. When her next assignment takes her back to her hometown, she has to confront her painful past. She has no interest in a relationship since God seems to kill everyone she loves.
Colton Thomas appreciates material things and the status of being a corporate pilot. When someone approaches him to deliver a package for a large sum of money that could wipe out his debts, temptation knocks loud on his door even as his partner, Marshall, slams it shut. Meeting Charlie challenges his non-committal stance with women. As he considers who he has become and the kind of man he would want to be for Charlie, he confronts his own shallow lifestyle and the fear that he would never be able to help her heal her wounds.
As Charlie pursues the man causing young boys to die of overdoses, she struggles with the secrets she keeps from Colton. With people around them shining the light of God and encouraging their courtship, both Charlie and Colton have to face hard truths about life, death, love, and faith. And maybe find a fresh start for them both.
Where can readers find you online?
Please subscribe to my blog. Other links are included there to connect with me.
Where can readers purchase For Our Good?
For Our Good can be purchased from Amazon or any of your online book sellers.
Barnes and Noble
Books A Million
Any parting comment?
For Our Good includes a Bible study in the back for studying and applying the themes in the story. This study can be used for individual study or small group study or book clubs.
Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer (this is optional, but we’d be interested to hear.)
Describe your ideal heroine.
Paula, thank you for spending time with me and my readers. One of the commenters will be randomly chosen to receive an eBook copy of For Our Good, which you've offered.
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of An Angel for Mistletoe by Teresa Lilly is Sonja. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.