Monday, January 10, 2011

This week's featured title is:
Lily of the Field
By Rose Ross Zediker
HP 934

Caroline is a worrier...

She can't help it. Her husband died and left her with little money and less survival skills. Her son thinks the choices she's made since then prove her foolish. And every time an opportunity starts to look good, something else makes her second guess her involvement and back off. Why wouldn't she worry? She can't depend on anyone else to help her out.

Rodney has always thought life was pretty good - at least until a heart attack laid him out flat. Retired now from his hectic executive lifestyle, he begins to realize he wasn't much more than a workaholic. Family relationships are strained; he has no friends to speak of, certainly no wife or family of his own.

Marriage isn't on either of their minds, but their minds are not God's, and He is busy taking care of the lilies of the field - and His children.

Key Verse:

Matthew 6:28 - 30 NLT

Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don't wake or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you.

Book Excerpt:

""My Lady'?"

Rodney chuckled. "Well, according to Mildred, you are the Queen of Quilting." Rodney straightened to his full height.

The title catching her off guard, she stammered, "I don't know about that..."

"Your repair work was a blessing to Mildred. She gave a piece of his mother's love to her grandson and Proverbs tell us 'She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple,' so I think it's okay to call you a queen.

Proverbs 31. She'd read that scripture many times in church on Mother's Day. "Okay, but I hope I live up to her and your expectations."

"I'm sure you can." Rodney affirmed his statement with a firm nod of his head, then sipped his tea.

A lump formed in Caroline's throat. No one had ever displayed that type of confidence in any work she'd done, not her parents, Ted, or Jason.

Rose Ross Zediker lives in rural Elk Point, SD with her husband of twenty-eight years. Their grown son has started a family of his own. Rose works full-time for an investment firm and writes during the evening or weekends. Some of her pastimes include reading, sewing, embroidery, quilting and spoiling her granddaughter.

Besides inspirational romance novels, Rose has many publishing credits in the Christian children's genre. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers. Visit Rose on the web at

It's funny how things end up working out for people in the end. Have you ever been in a situation where at first nothing seemed to be going right, yet in the end it all seemed to come together?


  1. Oh...I am so anxious to read this new book that Rose has out. She is an amazing person and writer.

    Yes, God does move us into his ways and I have had several experiences of his work in my life. Looking back it's so amazing to see His works. I needed to change jobs, at that same time (unbeknownst to me) a man was dying of cancer and the company needed someone immediately. Since I had 18 years experience in this same field they hired me... only later did we know that I would be diagnosed with MS and the owners were familiar with this disease and we worked together to take care of each other!! They claimed I saved their company and I feel they saved me by keeping me working until I was ready to retire..

    God is good...


  2. YAY! I'm so excited to see your book here! I well-remember meeting you in Sioux Falls and talking about this title.

    I tend to get that overwhelmed bitten-off-more-than-I-can-chew feeling every time I'm in charge of a program or event at church. A zillion details, nothing's going according to plan, and then poof, it all somehow works out and the things I worried about weren't that big a deal after all.

  3. Congrats on the new book. It looks great!

    Our family vacations seem stressful and bound to fail in the beginning, but in the end we always have a blast.

  4. Congratulations on your new book. How exciting!

    One of those "things working out" moments occurred during our wedding twenty-tree years ago. The lovely woman who made the cake had a big dog and a tiny Volkswagon Bug. Somehow, between the two, the original cake met its demise.

    Our friend threw together a second cake at the last minute. She never revealed the whole story, but I heard she had a hard time frosting it because it was still warm. Sure, it wasn't quite the cake I'd envisioned, but I didn't care. My groom doesn't even like cake--and I was far too excited to eat any myself. The most important thing to me was sharing the joy of our wedding day with family and friends. =)

  5. Hi Everyone! I'm so glad you dropped by and that my book sparks your interest!

    Keli-I had a cake situation at my wedding too. It was a hot, humid day in June and moisture was beading up on the cakes frosting when we left the reception hall to go to the church. I kept telling my Mom all during pictures that the cake was going to fall because of that frosting...and it did. We got to the reception hall to find cake covered with ants all over the floor. Luckily, I had four heart shaped cakes surrounding my tiered cake. Our photographer arranged the cake topper (that didn't break!)on a heart shaped cake and "fuzzed" it out for our pictures. And the pictures came out great and we had plenty of sheet cake to feed our guest!

  6. Rose, you poor thing. I'm sorry you had a wedding cake "meltdown," but I'm glad to hear you were able to make the best of the situation. Sounds to me like you have a fun, er, interesting tale you could work into a story someday. =)

  7. This book sounds wonderful, Rose! ~ Many years ago my husband thought he might lose his job, so he told me I needed to resume my teaching career (our son was only 2 and I loved being home with him). But, honoring my husband's request I set out on several interviews with principals. Since I'd only taught first grade in the past, I told each principal I met with that was the grade I was interviewing for. The school closest to my home needed a first grade teacher (unbeknownst to me!) so I was hired the very next week! ~ Blessings, Patti Jo

  8. Neat to hear the background of this book. Neat name & title! Great job, Rose.

  9. I love the cover and can't wait to read the book. God has an inspiring plan for you to write more, you are truly blessed for a reason.
    Congratulations and as always I'm in your cheering section!

    Brenda M

  10. I just finished reading this book. What a great read! I'm looking forward to reading more of your work.