Choices, Failures, Divorce…

Choices, choices, choices!

Some choices aren’t up to us. We may have no control over them, and yet, those decisions—heavy-hitters like divorce or adultery—change our lives forever.

Tristyn, the heroine in Her Christmas Cowboy, didn’t make either of those choices. Her husband made them for her. Shortly after the birth of their daughter, he left her for another woman. She chose to remain committed to their marriage, if only on paper, and was forced to forge a new life for her and Maisie.

They’d been separated for seven years when she meets Bryce. The adventure lifestyle photographer makes her feel treasured and beautiful, and his attention reawakens her to the possibility of love again. He pursues her until she reluctantly agrees to coffee. Coffee eventually leads to dinners, but she keeps the truth of her marriage locked away.

Until the day she knows. That one more kiss–one more second of withholding the truth—will suffocate her soul, smother her faith.

With the ink fresh on her divorce certificate, Tristyn escapes to a remote area of Montana, hoping to erase her sin and to make a new beginning for her and Maisie. But, wouldn’t you know it? Her past tracks her there! Can you ever really run away from your mistakes or your failures, your sin? It’s only by facing it and leaning into God that she gets her new beginning, freedom in grace, and a forever love.

Can you relate? I can.

What seems like a lifetime ago, I was devastated when my then-husband abandoned me and our 11-month-old son. After our divorce, I rebelled and did things that shamed me, things that smothered my faith. Thankfully, the Lord didn’t give up on me and led me to a place of new beginnings. One that included a wonderful and amazing husband (much like Bryce, the hero in Her Christmas Cowboy), another precious son, and an abundant and joyful life, free from shame and guilt.

Are you trying to escape your past? Searching for your new beginning? Lean into God. Discover your freedom in grace. If you need help, I’d love to pray for you.

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A forbidden romance. A secret child. Will deception crush their love…or will truth and faith prevail?

A forbidden romance…
Bryce Kinnerly was everything Tristyn could want in a husband. Attractive. Kind. Thoughtful. Attentive.

Everything her husband isn’t.

Rich abandoned her shortly after Maisie was born—seven years ago—but she never filed for divorce and remained faithful to her vow. Until Bryce. He makes her feel treasured and alive again, fills the lonely spaces in her heart. Every stolen moment buries the truth even deeper. Until the day she knows. That one more sweet kiss will suffocate her soul, smother her faith.

A secret child…
Bryce Kinnerly’s extreme adventure photos have graced the pages of several national magazines. He’s traveled the globe in his quest to capture the perfect shot, the one that would make him forget the beautiful blonde woman who stole his heart and then disappeared. Bone-weary, he accepts their mutual friend’s offer for a breather in the wilds of Montana and stumbles upon Tristyn and…her daughter?

Will deception crush their love…
How could she have kept the truth from him? Especially after he’d bared his heart, his dreams. He’d been so certain of the Lord’s will for them. How could he have gotten it all wrong?

Or will truth and faith prevail?
As they work together for the Cowboy Jamboree, can Bryce forgive Tristyn’s deception? Can she forgive herself? Will Tristyn’s renewed faith grant them a second chance at a forever love this Christmas?

Her Christmas Cowboy, a contemporary Christian romance, is Book 14 in The Potter’s House Books Series Two. Stories of ‘hope, redemption and second chances.’ Read all of The Potter’s House Books and be blessed.

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