My guest today is Erin Stevenson. Since 2014, she has been writing faith-based romance novels for Pelican Book Group and Winged Publications. She is a member of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), where she has served as a judge and was a 2021 Carol Award finalist.
Grounding her novels in reality, Erin crafts characters who encounter events and hardships familiar to all of us. Her inspirational writing will take the reader down paths of both joy and pain, but always highlighting God’s faithfulness.
In her book, MEET ME ON THE PORCH, Brynne Lockwood has come home to Brattleboro, Vermont after a humiliating job loss. She’s weary and broken, and still hasn’t truly forgiven herself for a former unhealthy relationship with long-lasting consequences. She doesn’t believe that she deserves anything good and can’t imagine that God could ever use her.
Adam and Brynne connect quickly and unexpectedly, but circumstances demand that they be cautious. Now, you are invited to join Adam and Brynne on the porch at her grandparents’ home—a special place where you'll experience their joy as Adam and Brynne build a friendship rooted in Biblical principles, find healing for their wounds, and discover God’s plan for their lives.
Now read an excerpt from this delightful book!
“Are you sure you don’t mind watching Lace?” Adam asked Libby. She’d offered to stay behind with the baby while the others went to look at the Donovan farm, but Adam wanted to make sure.
“Not at all! We’ll have a wonderful time. Does she need a morning nap?”
“Yes, maybe around ten.” He set out the diaper bag and the other things he had brought from the cabin. “I can feed her lunch. We’ll probably be back by then.”
“Oh, I think Doug has a plan to take you all around the area. I’ll put her in the crib out at the cabin and take some things to keep myself occupied,” Libby said, bouncing Lace on her hip.
Doug walked through the front door to the bottom of the stairs and let out a piercing whistle. “Brynnie! Let’s get a move on!” He looked at his wife. “She never takes this long to get ready.” He clomped away into the kitchen.
“I’m sure she’ll be here soon,” Libby muttered.
“Libby! Where are the keys to Cap’s farmhouse?” Doug called.
“Either on the hook by the back door, or in the drawer next to—never mind, I’m coming.” She took Lace and headed toward him.
Adam smirked to himself. From what he’d seen of Brynne, both last night and this morning, “getting ready” probably took about thirty seconds.
“I’m here, Gramps.” Adam turned and his jaw nearly hit the floor. The woman gliding down the stairs looked nothing like Brynne. Her russet hair shone like copper, with long, luxurious bouncy curls. She wore dark-wash jeans, short boots, and a fashionable dark gold, cowl-necked sweater.
“Hi, Pastor—I mean, Adam,” she said with a fetching grin.
He blinked and his mouth went dry.
Her amber eyes were expertly outlined, with two shades of green eye shadow. A peachy glow graced her cheeks and lips. Brynne Lockwood was a knockout. With a capital-K.
Adam had to recover. He looked around. “Have you seen Brynne? About your size, but homeless, with apple butter on her face.”
She threw back her head and laughed. “Good one, Adam.”
He grinned. “You clean up nice.” Understatement of the year.
“I’m sure you were starting to wonder.” She seemed to sparkle all over.
Adam’s heart fluttered. At once, he felt guilty. He shouldn’t be teasing and laughing with a woman or looking at her peachy lips.
You can find Erin at her website: www.esqwrites.com
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