Monday, April 4, 2011

Redeeming Sarah's Present

This week's featured title is:
Redeeming Sarah's Present by Mildred Colvin

Will Sarah give Kevin a second chance?

Eighteen years ago, Sarah Maddox and Kevin Nichols gave their baby son up for adoption and went their separate ways. Now Trey Miller is graduating from high school and has agreed to meet the birth parents he never knew. Sarah, eager to see the eighteen-year-old boy she remembers as her tiny newborn is unprepared when Kevin shows up, too, and their lives become entangled once again.

Kevin wants to pursue a new relationship with the girl he's never forgotten, but how can he convince Sarah to give him a chance? He's just purchased and old building to tear down that happens to be Sarah's pet project, a home for pregnant teens, and he can't help stop the demolition of the building. Has he also destroyed his one chance to win Sarah's heart again?

Key Verse:
I Peter 1:18-19 - For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver and gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.

Book Excerpt:
"Bye, Trey. Tom. Mavis." She gave a brief wave and walked away before the tears came. While she could still see where to walk without making a fool of herself.

As she ran a fingertip under one eye, she bumped into a man standing at the edge of the grouping of tables. She swung to face him. "Oh, excuse me."

He touched her arms to steady her and jerked back as if she'd burned him. "No problem, although I hadn't expected to run into you. Literally or figuratively."

Sarah's gasp caught in her throat, as she looked up into the clear gray eyes of Kevin Nichols. She stepped back and in a low voice ground out, "What are you doing here?"

MILDRED COLVIN is a native Missourian with three children, one son-in-law, and two grandchildren. She and her husband spent most of their married life providing a home for foster children, but now enjoy baby-sitting the grandchildren. Mildred writes inspirational romance novels because in them the truth of God's presence, even in the midst of trouble, can be portrayed. Her desire is to continue writing stories that uplift and encourage.

I'm curious: did anyone play any good April Fool's Jokes this year?


  1. This sounds like a heart warming book. I enjoy Mildred Colvin's writing. She pulls the reader right into a different world.

  2. This sounds like a great book! Lots of tension right off the bat. Can't wait to read it! I love Mildred's writing.

  3. Mildred Colvin is one of my favorite authors. When I sit down with a steaming cup of coffee and one of Mildred's books, I feel like I'm right there with my best friend. Her stories are a blessing. June Foster

  4. What a heart-gripping storyline! So much conflict and tension and potential.

    As to April Fool's jokes, I didn't play any and didn't get any played on me, but a friend's teen-aged son did manage (by a zillion back and forths) to get their minivan parked sideways in their garage.

  5. Hi Gail, Jackie, and June! I'm so glad you stopped by and left such encouraging words. I know we aren't supposed to pick favorites among our children, but if I did such a thing, Sarah's story would be in the group. I hope you get to read it and that I'll soon be sipping tea with one of your books in my hands. Won't be long!

  6. Hi Erica!
    You must have just slipped in. Thanks for commenting.

    I forgot all about April Fools, but wouldn't that have been fun to watch from a safe place when your friends found their van? Wow!

    BTW, your soon-to-be published book, Idaho Brides is on my wish list. Sounds like some good stories.

  7. This sounds like a beautiful story - one where I'd need a box of tissues nearby.

    We celebrate April Fool's Day a little differently in our house. It had always been a sad day for me because someone near and dear to me as a child died on that day when I was a teen. But then one year my hubby changed all that - he actually proposed to me on April 1st, and then again for the next three days until I believed he wasn't joking around. :-)

  8. Hi Tracy,
    I'm glad to see you here. I love the story of your husband's proposal to you. That would be a little hard to believe especially if he was used to joking around. What a day to pick for something that important! It would make a good scene in a story. :-)

  9. I love reading Mildred Colvin Stories! It's hard to leave the characters behind when I finish one of her books. This one sounds like another winner.


  10. I'm looking forward to reading this book!

  11. I am very excited to get my copy of this book! It will certainly be one of my favorites yet to be published, Mildred is a very talented author and is full of fresh ideas. I look forward to her books as I always feel like I can get lost in each page being right there with the characters.

  12. Hi Jamie and Becka! I so appreciate your kind words and encouragement. I'm glad you stopped by and hope you do read and enjoy Redeeming Sarah's Present. It's one of my favorites for sure. Of course I might add the next book to that list, and the next...and the next...

  13. This sounds like a great book....would love to read it.

  14. I just finished Redeeming Sarah's Present and thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters are interesting and I was immediately pulled into the story. I enjoyed it from beginning to end!