Monday, July 18, 2011

Building Amanda's Future by Mildred Colvin

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Building Amanda's Future by Mildred Colvin
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Amanda's past and future are colliding.

When Amanda Wilson returned to her hometown, she never dreamed her past and future would collide in the aftermath of a devastating tornado. She volunteers to help with cleanup and is assigned to the farm now owned by the man who broke her heart years ago. She's forgiven Chad, but as she learns more about the night she caught him with her college roommate, the hurt feels fresh.

Chad Randall returns to his hometown after his sister and her husband's tragic deaths. With Amanda's help, he spends the summer rebuilding and getting acquainted with his orphaned baby niece. He wants to explain to Amanda about the lies and deception that tore them apart. He wants Amanda's forgiveness, but mostly he wants her love.

Even if Amanda forgives Chad, will he ever understand he needs to ask God's forgiveness too?

Book Excerpt
"Sorry." He jumped back, his hands out. "I didn't mean to startle you."

His grin said otherwise. He reached past her, opened a drawer, and pulled out a hammer.

"You have tools in the kitchen?" Amanda couldn't resist asking.

"Sure it's called a tool drawer." His quick wink sent her heart pounding.

He turned and walked though the dining room to the deck. She held her hand over her heart to slow its beating, glad Linda stood behind her at the sink and couldn't see. No sense in letting everyone witness her in infuriating responses to Chad.

"Amanda." Linda's voice was soft, but firm. "Maybe this isn't a good idea."

"What?" She turned and looked at Linda with wide, innocent eyes. At least she hoped she looked Innocent. "Do you want me to work on the counters first?"

"That isn't what I mean, and you know it. Go ahead and sweep, but tell me something. Do you have feelings for Chad?"

Key Verse
Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13 - 14

About the Author
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.

Question of the Day
Have you ever been part of an organization that provided help during a natural disaster?


  1. Oh yes I have. I worked with Red Cross during hurricanes Ivan, Dennis and Katrina. In fact I was shelter manager for all three storms. In our area in south Mississippi there wasn't much to Hurricane Ivan and Dennis, but Katrina was a different story. Also I'm a volunteer firefighter and medical first responder and have helped with the aftermath of tornadoes.

  2. AnonymousJuly 19, 2011

    I admire you for working in this area, Patsy. Thanks for what you do. I've seen damage from tornadoes and the amount of help needed afterward.

    God bless,
    Mildred Colvin

  3. I've always wanted to do this kind of work but haven't yet. This book sounds wonderful.

  4. Amanda's Future sounds like a heartwarming book. I'm so glad Mildred Colvin has written about helping others in time of need. Any of us can become victims at any time and need help.

    Churches are especially good at organizing large groups of people to work in these unfortunate circumstances. Hopefully, churches will continue to flourish.

    I wish Mildred much success with her wonderful book.

  5. AnonymousJuly 20, 2011

    Your book speaks to me. I have been in Amanda's shoes before. I wonder how I would react after all those years. Can't wait to read it! :)

    Thanks for the great stories!

    Salena Stormo

  6. AnonymousJuly 20, 2011

    Helping others has to be the most satisfying thing we can do. I greatly admire those who do. Gail, our church sent a group to help in Joplin, but I was unable to go. Those who did gained from the experience.

    Salena, how interesting to connect with a story. I really hope you enjoy Amanda's.

    God bless,

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