Today I’d like to welcome Erin Unger to my blog. Erin has a new release you can find out more about at the end. Also, leave a comment for a chance to win a free e-book of Fateful Fall. (Love giveaways.)
A Not So Perfect Spring Day
Have you ever felt like the world was crashing around you, and even God had abandoned you? This happened to me. It all started on a perfect spring day this year.
We’d decided it was time to sell our house. I was determined this time I wouldn’t stress over every detail and every showing. I was in a frenzy to get it cleaned, fixed, and perfect for the first day on the market. Then my youngest got sick.
Very sick. In a whirl of tests and doctor appointments, I tried to stay calm and leave it in God’s hands. But when the doctor walked in and said she would not be going home from the appointment, I went to the bathroom to cry as I called my husband.
They scheduled emergency surgery that day for a tumor the size of a small watermelon in her abdomen. She was only weeks from high school graduation. I managed to stay calm after my bout in the bathroom. What was going to happen?
Another child of mine was about to graduate college. I had a book which had just released and another one with edits due. Upcoming book-signings were on the horizon. Broken toilets and pipes needed fixing. Another child of mine was considering moving back home for a short while. I wanted to collapse.
The more I thought about what was happening, the more my world seemed to crash around me. Where was God in all of it? Had He decided to dump and run?
What if the test on the tumor came back as cancerous?
Sitting in that hospital waiting room, while my baby had major surgery put some perspective into it all. God wrapped his arms around me and told me it was going to be all right. Even if tests came back bad. Even if the broken pipes created a huge expense. Even if the house didn’t sell. This peace was like none other. God hadn’t abandoned me. He hadn’t left me to figure it all out on my own. He was there and always would be.
Thanks be to Him for her tests coming back negative, and graduations going off without a hitch, edits turned in mostly on time, and a house that had a contract in three weeks. God is great.
Actually, He’s the best! In the worst of times and the best. As He says in Ecclesiastes 3:1, To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven.
And again, for a chance to win a free e-book copy of Fateful Fall, just leave a comment in the comment section below.
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Erin Unger was raised in the hills of Virginia, exploring abandoned houses and reading the scariest books she could find. After marrying so young it would make a great romance novel, she has enjoyed an exciting life with her hubby. But her fast-paced life sometimes rivals the suspense in her books thanks to all her mostly grown children and a couple grandkids.
Blurb: Private Investigator Ava Worthington and her partners head to the mountains to solve the death of a farmer owner’s son who was discovered murdered in an outhouse on the property. Without local cowboy Cory’s protection, Ava won’t get the chance to follow leads as the killer tries to stop her investigation. But Ava’s falling for Cory against her better judgment. She should be working and not pining after a cowboy. And Cory doesn’t want a relationship. His successful career was destroyed by a woman he trusted, and he won’t make the same mistake twice.
One suspect after another is cleared from Ava’s list until she’s sure she has the real killer targeted in her sights, but he’s hunting her, too. How will Ava and Cory find the killer and admit their love before they are buried under a mountain of secrets?
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Erin, Thanks for appearing on my blog. I love the cover to your book. It’s beautiful.
Thanks for having me! It was very gut-wrenching to write, but I really felt it needed to be told! I hope your readers get a message out of it.
I’m sure they will. Good luck with your book.
I can feel the weight of emotion in your story, Erin. And I’ve trekked across similar ground over the past several months…Our house (fixer upper) is on the market, we graduated a high school and college student, on-going needs from the other two. But it makes for great scene tension and inspirational ideas 🙂 Your book looks fantastic! Blessings as you launch it into the world.
Mary, thanks for stopping by. I’m praying things loosen up a bit in the stress department.
Thank you!! I’ve learned that without challenge, I don’t grow to depend on God so it’s good either way.
Thanks Mary! Wow, we have a lot in common in this season in life. Thanks for stopping by to comment.