Raised by her guardian and influenced by the mostly male population of Carrie Town Texas, Rebecca benefited from a forward-thinking, unorthodox education not typical for a young woman in the late Nineteenth century.
As an adult, she is armed with skills that most would covet, yet she lives in a boarding house, works as a waitress and struggles financially. Most single women in the area didn’t stay single long. Most, but not her. The one man she had said yes to was dragging his feet. The townspeople all agree she is in need of a husband. Even the young girls in her Sunday School Class have taken action by writing an ad for the paper.
Wanted: Husband for Rebecca Mueller. **Must be handsome, nice, like children, and live within walking distance of Carrie Town School.
Will her circumstances change and allow her to hold out for true love?
Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Kimberly Grist whose book Rebecca’s Hope moved and charmed me from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love romance but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight for Kimberly Grist, a biography of the author and an interview between me and Kimberly Grist will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful Kimberly Grist!
Kimberly Grist is married to her high school sweetheart, Nelson, who is a pastor in Griffin, Georgia. She and her husband have three adult sons, one with Down syndrome, and she has a passion to encourage others in offering a special needs ministry in the church. Kim is also a grandmother and proud to be a child of the living God. She feels called to help and encourage others and to share experiences both good and bad in order to be the witness that God would have us to be.
Kim has enjoyed writing since she was a young girl, however, began writing her first novel in 2017. Inspired by so many things life has to offer one of which includes her oldest son’s diagnosis of cancer she finds it especially gratifying to write a happy ending. “Suffering is, of course, is my least favorite thing. My objective is not to discuss my struggles specifically but to combine a love of history with biblical principles to produce a clean historical Christian romance, that shows how God uses adversity for our good in ways we may never expect.”
Combining, History, Humor, and Romance with an emphasis on Faith, Friends and Good Clean Fun, Rebecca’s Hope, a work of fiction that reminds us how God can use adversity to strengthen us and draw us closer to Him and give us the desires of our heart in ways we may never expect.
Fans of historical romance set in late 19th-century will enjoy this beautiful story of love and forgiveness. As the unfortunate circumstances of Rebecca’s childhood are revealed, we discover a heroine who is both resilient and kind. Rebecca and Sam’s love story will have readers rooting for their happy ending
Now, how wonderful does Kimberly Grist sound?! Kimberly Grist is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of Kimberly Grist’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and Kimberly Grist, I hope that you enjoy Kimberly Grist’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!
Thank you for joining us today at Red Headed Book Lover! Please tell us more about yourself
I am married to her high school sweetheart, Nelson, who is a pastor in Griffin, Georgia. We have three adult sons, one with Down syndrome, and we have a passion to encourage others with family members who have special needs. I feel called to help and encourage others and to share experiences both good and bad in order to be the witness that God would have us to be. I tend to be a perfectionist and am forever trying to add or change things to make it better. The unfortunate side of being creative in this respect is not always positive. Often my attempts fail and my life ends up resembling an old episode, of I Love Lucy.
Could you please tell us readers about your book and what inspired you to write your book?
I’ve enjoyed writing since I was a young girl, however, I began writing my first novel last year. Inspired by so many things life has to offer including traumatic events one of which includes our oldest son’s diagnosis of cancer I find it especially gratifying to write a happy ending. “Suffering is, of course, is my least favorite thing. My objective is not to discuss my struggles specifically but to combine a love of history with biblical principles to produce a clean historical Christian romance, that shows how God uses adversity for our good in ways we may never expect.”
What would your advice be for aspiring writers?
It’s never to late.
In your opinion, what is the most important thing about a book?
I believe you should come away refreshed and inspired after reading a book. In my personal life I wear so many hats working inside and outside the home. I work hard, try harder and then begin again the each day. Despite my best efforts, sometimes life just stinks. Bad things happen and I need and want an outlet, an opportunity to relax and escape to a place where obstacles are met and overcome. I want to hear Good News. That is why I wrote Rebecca’s Hope.
What is your writing process like?
When I write, it is fun, a way to express my thoughts and creativity, a stress reliever. I find if I simply write a story without worrying about spelling, grammar etc. the words will flow. What is not so fun is the editing that comes next. My first book took me about six months to write but about a year to edit.
Do you have a set schedule for writing, or do you only write when you feel inspired?
At this point in my life, I try to write something each day, even if it a simple thought or idea. But in order to actually write a blog or a chapter, I do need inspiration. Most of the time I am inspired by everyday people who overcome obstacles with grace and dignity. That gives me hope which prompts me to write.
Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
As a child Laura Ingalls Wilder, as a teenager I fell in love with books by Grace Livingston Hill and C.S. Lewis. At the same time, one specific book, In His Steps by Charles Sheldon, changed my life. More recently I enjoy teaching books by Beth Moore and fiction by Janette Oake.
Lastly, when can we readers expect to read more wonderful books from you?
I am currently working on a sequel to Rebecca’s Hope and the inspiring women of the fictional town of Carrie Town Texas. That should be available on Amazon in December.
Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with Kimberly Grist! If you have liked what you have read about Kimberly Grist and are interested in learning more about Kimberly Grist and reading Kimberly Grist’s work, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.
Goodbye for now book lovers,