Monday, January 3, 2011

Praying for Rayne by Elizabeth Goddard

This week's featured title is:
Praying for Rayne by Elizabeth Goddard
HP 933

Water speaks to Rayne like nothing else...

Which is why Rayne cannot simply stay on the farm and marry Paul like everyone expects. Her job designing and choreographing magnificent fountains is a dream come true - so why does it seem that no one who says they love her can understand her need to create and express the beauty she sees?

When Jack comes to FountainTech to manage its team of creative designers, he is amazed at the high level of talent he finds there. Expecting to challenge his team, he soon finds his own ideas being challenged, too - professionally and personally.

When charges of corporate espionage and theft arise, will the blossoming love between Rayne and Jack survive, or will it shrivel and die like fruit left on a vine?

Key Verse:

How great is God -- beyond our understanding! The number of his years is past finding out. He draws up the drops of water, which distill as rain to the streams; the clouds pour down their moisture and abundant showers fall on mankind. Job 36: 26-28

Book Excerpt:

"According to your file, you were the chief designer of this water feature. It's amazing."

Though her mouth remained neutral, the smile behind her eyes told him she was pleased at this compliment. "We work as a team around here. I can;t take all the credit"

"You're right. But although teamwork is important, there has to be a creative lead. You're it."

When she didn't respond but instead turned her attention to clicking keys on the computer, shutting down the driving software, he chuckled and looked down at the floor, feeling heat in his neck. He wanted to give credit where credit was due, encouraged an employee who needed it, but this felt more like.


He was not flirting.

Elizabeth Goddard is a seventh generation Texans who recently spent five years in beautiful Southern Oregon, which serves as the setting for some of her novels. She is now back in East Texas, living near her family. When she is not writing, she is busy homeschooling her four children. Beth is the author of several novels and novellas. She is actively involved in several writing organizations including American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and loves to mentor new writers.

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Have you ever found yourself in a situation that challenged your professionally and personally? If so, how did you react?


  1. This sounds like an interesting story! I've never thought about the people who design fountains. That would be an interesting occupation.


  2. Wow! A fountain designer. Talk about a unique occupation and career. Definitely piques the interest, and I LOVE the cover.

    As for a challenging situation, I'd say when I was an event coordinator for a local organization, I constantly ran into issues where my professional skills were challenged. But when I encountered opposition from a woman who had always seen it done a certain way, my personal skills were at stake. I prayed hard for God to help me hold my tongue and attempted to shower the woman with grace.
    And instead of being frazzled by her, I set her objections aside and focused on my work. Eventually, she eased off a bit, but despite the success of the event, she still had negative mutterings to issue. Some people just can't be pleased.