I’m so delighted to introduce you to one of my dear writing friends, author Kayla Kensington. Her debut novel, Finding Her Family’s Love, is coming very soon!
When emotionally abused Kendra McFarland, widowed and pregnant, meets her mother-in-law, she hopes to be part of a loving family.
Instead, the woman accuses her of being a gold digger.
Will Pierce, her husband’s cousin, be an unexpected love interest, or will he cause Kendra more heartache?
Tell us three things we’d find if we looked under your heroine’s bed? How about the hero’s?
Under Kendra’s bed, you’d find a covered container with a stash of yarn. A basket holds a variety of knitting needles. You’d also discover a pair of comfy red slippers that she wears on chilly mornings.
What would you find under Pierce’s bed?
Under Pierce’s bed, you’d find six pairs of running shoes. Two are pairs he recently purchased. He can’t part with the other shoes that he wore during key track meets in high school and college.
What is the theme of this book? If it’s part of a series, how does this book fit into the series?
The main theme of the book is forgiveness. Kendra needs to find it in her heart to forgive her late husband who emotionally abused her. In addition, she needs to forgive herself for falling in love with an abuser.
Why do you write this genre? What inspired this story? Do you write any other genres?
I write inspirational romance because I read many books in this genre when my husband experienced health issues. The books inspired me and the faith message gave me peace. I wanted to offer readers the same encouragement I received when I read inspirational romance.
As a middle school librarian, I also write for that audience.
A long time ago, I experienced an emotionally abusive relationship with someone who seemed kind. Even after the relationship ended, the consequences of emotional abuse lingered and took a toll on my self esteem. I hoped to help readers who may know someone who experienced emotional abuse and realize that future happiness and healthy relationships await them.
Any tips to share with fellow authors/aspiring authors? What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?
“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” Richard Bach.
Keep learning and improving your craft. Join a critique group. Take writing classes. Define success as never giving up.
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