Everyone’s Story gives a big welcome-again to author and friend Tanya Eavenson. Tanya’s visit this week finds her smiling with the release of her second novel Restored. I’m excited to have Tanya back with us, truly restored! Tanya shares with us a strong but loving reminder of why it’s so necessary to hold tight onto God and to keep moving forward with Him. She also shares an excerpt of Restored, which by the way she’s also offering as a BookGiveaway so do check it out! Both Tanya and I look forward to hearing from you!
And to close this feature out, please check out my upcoming Goodreads BookGiveaway of Always With You, my debut novel. Now, back to our regular programmed schedule… take it away, Tanya…
Tanya is offering 1 e-book version of Restored to 1 randomly chosen commenter. The winner will be announced here on Friday, February 26th between 5-6 PM EST. To be entered in the Giveaway, please leave your contact information within your comment (you may choose to use the Contact form on the Contact Page to privately send me your email address).
About the Book:
Dr. Steven Moore is known nationally for saving lives. If only he could save his own. Unable to deal with his cancer prognosis, he retreats to a happier time in his past—to the woman who once stole his heart. Four years after the death of her beloved husband, bookstore owner Elizabeth Roberts still struggles to sustain her faith and joy in the Lord as she raises her two sons. She strives to find a way through her family’s grief, never suspecting a man from her past might offer hope for her future. But how can there be a future when he’s only come to kiss her and says good-bye?
Questions for Tanya:
I’m inspired to write inspirational Christian fiction because I believe the Lord called me to write stories for Him. Several years ago I was diagnosed with cancer and it was a defining moment, not only dealing with my cancer prognosis, but asking the Lord if He truly called me to write as I thought or was I mistaken. I even shared my fears and the struggles I had with Elaine the last time I was here on Everyone’s Story. But through the fears and searching for God’s direction, I learned He did indeed place this desire to write on my heart and no matter what I was facing in my life, that didn’t diminish His call. I’m inspired by the Lord to write inspirational Christian fiction so people may know the love of Christ. To know the depth He will go to have a relationship with us. And though we struggle, He uses us, He uses people like me, the ordinary, to do out of the ordinary things. Unexpected things—like writing.
On my path to becoming a published author I learned this surprising fact about myself: I’ve learned I’m resilient and my faith is only made stronger as I continue along this journey as an author.
In my novel RESTORED I want the reader to feel that God is our hope, our comfort, and our fortress. I dedicated RESTORED to those whose faith is shaken. To anyone who is searching. To anyone who needs to believe in the impossible. For as Luke 1:37 says, “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
I was inspired to write Restored because God is the Restorer of our souls, our hearts, our relationships, our families, our health and the list goes on. In Him all things can be restored, even when we think everything might be lost. Steven’s story is one of restoration and the realization that anything is possible with God no matter the circumstances.
Give us a peek inside of Restored:
For my next novel I’m working on I’m changing gears from Contemporary to Historical Romance. I’m working on a series of novels set in the late 1800’s. The first novel in the ALL ROADS LEAD TO TEXAS series is called The Rescue and will release this fall!
One of the themes or premise I’d like to explore in a future novel is the Lord give us a hope and a future. It’s an underlying theme you will find in most of my novels.
If I were suddenly gifted with a month’s time of no worries or responsibilities I’d love to reread the following 3 novels: I would love this! Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, The Princess by Lori Wick, and Love Comes Home by Ann H. Gabhart
Tanya’s past guest appearance on Everyone’s Story: February 13, 2014
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