Friday, July 5, 2013

Two Great Reads by PATTY!

Patty Froese who also writes under the pen name Patricia Johns for her Harlequin Love Inspired writing has published twelve books. She started out as a starving artist after her BA in English Literature working a part time job and living on the cheap while she hammered out her first novel in a tiny bedroom in downtown Toronto. Those were the good old days and she's never looked back. She's now a wife a mom and a writer--and she no longer starves thanks to her loving husband.

It's nice to have you here again for a visit, Patty. Would love to hear about your two newest books. Fill us in.

Amy Butler lost her faith when she lost her child and the grief she thought she'd put into the past is now threatening to overwhelm her all over again. Now a prominent attorney, she battles a case to keep a sixteen year old boy out of prison, but the boy's personal faith keeps him from using the strongest defense available to them. When the boy's pastor steps in as a moral support, Amy is faced with her own deepest desire--to believe again.

Steve Shaw is new in town, and doing his best to support a young man through his criminal trial. It doesn't help when he realizes that he's falling for the adamantly non-Christian defense attorney. But he sees something under her steely shell that he recognizes--a soul mate.

Is Steve the man for Amy, or was he only meant to bring her back to her faith?
Why I wrote the book:
Some books I write because I get excited about an idea, and others are more personal. This book is the personal kind. While I haven't lost a child, I have struggled to rebuild a crumbled faith. It's not easy to face the truth inside of yourself, especially when the truth is that you no longer believe. And once your faith is gone, you can't simply turn around and go back the way you came. The only way back is forward.
This is the story of a woman's climb back to faith. I hope you'll recognize something in this book, something that reminds you of your faith and struggle.
The most important thing I've learned in life is that God is very real. He also answers those hard questions---not always immediately, but He does answer.
To purchase IN THE MORNING click below
Tell us about HIS UNEXPECTED FAMILY, your Harlequin Inspired Book.
Suddenly a Mother

When a baby is dropped into her life without warning, Emily Shaw is overjoyed. It's a bit odd that her distant cousin named single Emily as guardian, but she's thrilled all the same. She never thought she'd get to be a mom. Another unexpected blessing is that baby Cora arrives in the arms of police chief Greg Taylor. Despite all three of them instantly bonding, Greg has promised himself he'll never be a father. And now Emily's smooth-talking relative is challenging her right to raise Cora. Will Emily have to make an impossible decision between the child she already loves and the man who loves her?
Why I wrote this book:
I wrote this book when I was longing for another baby. I have one child, but for medical reasons, can't have another. I really did think I was alright with this, but there are still times when I wish we could expand our family. I know I'm not alone in that. Every woman has to either make a decision, or make her peace with motherhood, and I don't think that process is simple for any of us.
So while I went to pudding over baby shoes and those teenie tiny diapers, I decided to get it out of my system through novel-writing. That's when Baby Cora arrived on Emily Shaw's doorstep---a newborn with swirls of downy red curls on the top of her head, and a pink little tongue that pokes out when she sleeps.
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