This all came out of a conversation I had with my husband the other night. I mentioned to him how one of my old favorites, Redeeming Love, which I read years ago and have recommended to many readers, has been pelted with criticism. The fire has come from both sides, Christian and non-Christian alike. When I first heard of this, I was indignant. “What fault could one possibly find in Francine Rivers’ classic which practically was the catalyst for an entirely different *and better* style of Christian fiction?”
In that home where I belong, I will not mark time by tragedies. I will not mark time at all. I will bask in the good, of a day without night, of joy that falls not between sadness but instead of.
So, if you’ve been following me on social media, you know it’s been a little over a year since I published my fourth book. Ever since then (and even before then!) I’ve had people ask me, “So, what are you gonna write next?”
I didn’t give him anything but a lap and 20 minutes of my time. And it healed because it said to him, “You are worth my time. You are worth my noticing. You are worth my attention.”
Bordertown Gypsy is the first novel I wrote for The River Series and I have a confession to make about it: In writing this story, I broke some of the rules. They (that is, people who know a thing or two about publishing fictional novels) told me there are two things that should absolutely never… Continue reading The Preface