That’s what happened to me when Gail Delaney from Desert Breeze Publishing told me she had accepted my inspirational romance novel, Destiny’s Designs, for publication.
The first novel I wrote, Destiny’s Designs is a fast-paced, international romance about finding our path in life by listening to God’s message of love.
Set in Newport, RI, the hero and heroine are Neil Lamont, a sailor, and Lisa Machon, an interior designer. Each has had a hurt in their past that impedes them from loving in the present.
Lisa is working for Neil’s aristocratic mother, and while doing so she and Neil join forces to help out Neil’s sister, Bliss. Their efforts take them to France and Italy in a social whirl, but their hearts are at home with each other…once they learn to trust each other, and to trust God.
Actually, I was working for an interior designer when I began writing this book. Still living at home, I would read my newest pages to my parents nightly around the kitchen table.
You might say I had the most supportive writing group in the world, back in those heartwarming days. When those days ended I put Destiny’s Designs away in the drawer. Maybe if I kept it in, I could preserve those sweet times together around the table and they would never go away.
Of course, life is all about change and having the faith to move on. For some reason, I felt I could trust Gail with this book. So I took a leap of faith and let it go.
And I know my parents are smiling now, happy that Gail’s gentle touch propelled Destiny’s Designs into the light of day.
You could say this novel is about what it’s like to live the phrase, “Let go, let God.” What is your “Let go, let God” moment?