Monday, May 9, 2011

Revealing Fire by Connie Stevens

This week's featured title is...
Revealing Fire by Connie Stevens
HP 951

Pearl feels too old to fall in love.

Pearl Dunnigan is in her September years, well beyond the age when most women fall in love. She married her childhood sweetheart years ago. Now as a widow, she operates the only boardinghouse in Willow Creek, Iowa, and is content with life until Hubert dares to convince her to dream again.

During Hubert Behr's youth, blind ambition and careless actions destroyed his family and his marriage. Have the lessons he's learned since then made him worthy of a second chance, or has his past made him unsuitable for love? Hubert is willing to try again, but what will Pearl say when she learns his secrets?

Hubert's estranged son arrives in town, and his anger and scorn threaten to undo Hubert's and Pearl's plans. When all the truth is revealed, will their love be destroyed or refined by fire?

Book Excerpt

"I suspect this woman is -"

"Her name is Pearl." The muscles in Hubert's neck tensed, but he forced his tone to remain even. "When you speak to her or refer to her, please do so respectfully."

Everett's eyes narrowed but he didn't retort. Instead, he appeared to take a deep breath - whether to sigh in resignation or calm himself, Hubert couldn't tell.

"All right, I will be respectful. But, Father I can't help but feel you are marrying beneath you. Mrs. Dunnigan likely doesn't make a great deal of money running a boardinghouse for people who can't afford a home of their own" He paused before making his point. "Have you considered that she might be seeking marriage of comfort and position?"

The tightness in Hubert's neck extended to his jaw muscles. He clenched and unclenched his fingers. Allowing his temper to erupt would not only destroy the fragile relationship between him and Everett, it would also negate any chance to speak of his faith with his son. He certainly didn't want to start out by setting parameters, but he couldn't allow Everett to voice such speculations about Pearl. Distress burned in his chest. Unless Everett changed his attitude, the possibility loomed of having to make a choice between his son and the woman he loved.

Key Verse

"Every man's work shall be made manifest because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is." I Corinthians 3:13

About the Author

Connie Stevens lives in north Georgie with her husband of over 35 years, John. She and John are active in a variety of capacities in their home church. One cantankerous kitty - misnamed Sweet Pea - allows them to live in her home. Some of Connie's favorite pastimes include reading, sewing, browsing antique shops, collecting teddy bears, and gardening. She also enjoys making quilts to send to the Cancer Treatment Center of America. Visit Connie at

Do you think a person can fall in love at any age?


  1. Of course! Love knows no age limit. My father-in-law found love again in his 70's and I love being around him and his lovely wife, they radiate joy... so cute, we call them the "Lovebirds". :)

  2. Absolutely!

    Lovely book cover, Connie!

  3. Sure do! Sounds like a great read! :)

  4. It was such fun writing this book. I loved the way Hubert made Pearl feel like a school girl again.

  5. Hey Connie!! This book sounds like a sweet story. ~ And I agree with the others--I think a person can fall in love at ANY age! :)
    Hugs, Patti Jo
    p.s. Hope Sweet Pea has been "behaving"! ;)

  6. Oh yes, love has no age limit. Love is never ending.


  7. Oh yes!! And your book sounds fantastic...would love to read it!

  8. How refreshing to have a romance about someone in their "September years", as you so wonderfully put it.

  9. I am so thrilled for you, Connie. This is a dream come true I know. I look forward to reading your book love the story line. Hugs from cyberspace.