Please join me in welcoming another of my very fave people back to the blog! The marvelous Kimberley Woodhouse is here today to chat about the first book she ever loved & her new historical romance with Tracie Peterson – Ever Constant!
EVER CONSTANT by Tracie Peterson & Kimberley Woodhouse
SERIES: The Treasures of Nome #3
GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
RELEASE DATE: January 18, 2022
She’s always determined to be the stable, reliable one. But now her commitment may destroy her.
On the surface, Whitney Powell is happy working with her sled dogs and welcoming the new additions to her family through her sisters’ marriages and an upcoming birth. But her life is full of complications, including an estranged father, that have her on the edge of losing control. Growing up, she was the strong sister, and she can’t give that up now.
When villagers in outlying areas come down with a horrible sickness, Dr. Peter Cameron turns to Whitney and her dogs for help navigating the deep snow, and they become close while ministering to the sick together. Peter has long recognized her finer qualities but is troubled by the emotions and secrets she keeps buried within. He wants to help but wonders if she is more of a risk than his heart can take.
As sickness spreads throughout Nome and another man courts Whitney, she and Peter will discover that sometimes it is only in weakness that you can find strength.
the first book i loved
by Kimberley Woodhouse, author of Ever Constant
I grew up devouring books. There weren’t enough books in the house or even in the library for that matter. And if I would have been able to comprehend it all at a young age, I would have read every theological tome in my pastor-dad’s office.
To say that I loved reading is an understatement. In fact, I was also that kid who couldn’t wait for the teacher to call on us to read out loud. Didn’t matter what subject, I loved it, because I loved words. Loved how sentences flowed together.
Fiction soon became my favorite. Stories came alive for me. Diving into a book meant diving into an amazing adventure and/or learning about something incredible.
At the age of eleven, I read a book that changed my life. My older sister had read it and I’d listened as she discussed it with our mom. When I asked to read it, one handed me the book, the other handed me tissues.
To this day, it is one of the most powerful books I’ve ever read.
Not My Will, by Francena H. Arnold.
My original copy had a much different cover. But you can still buy this book today. Originally published in 1946, it continues to resonate with readers.
Over the years, I’ve given this book to many and recommended it to even more. Why? Because it was a book that made me think.
Think about choosing God’s will over my own.
It made me cry. And then it made me rejoice with the beauty from ashes story.
I’ve read it several times over the years. Each time coming away with a fresh new look.
Since it was written in 1946, the writing is much different than today, but give yourself time to get used to the older syntax and flow if you choose to read it. You won’t regret it.
Over the years, my list of books I’ve loved has grown so much it would fill pages and pages. But Not My Will has stuck with me for almost forty years. And I think it always will.
Do you have some favorites that are like that?
There are three others that are on my top list:
My Hands Came Away Red by Lisa McKay
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
And the book that I recommend the most and is my top fav? Randy Alcorn’s Safely Home.
Story has the capability to touch and change lives. Every time I receive a message, text, email, or letter from a reader, I’m amazed at how story has impacted them. It’s humbling and makes me so grateful to get the opportunity to share story with others.
If you haven’t read any of the titles I’ve mentioned here, I hope you take this opportunity to pick up one of these life-changing reads.
Until next time, grab onto the JOY of story!
Kimberley Woodhouse is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than thirty books. A lover of history and research, she often gets sucked into the past and then her husband has to lure her out with chocolate and the promise of eighteen holes on the golf course. She loves music, kayaking, and her family. Married to the love of her life for three decades, she lives and writes in the Poconos where she’s traded in her hat of “Craziest Mom” for “Coolest Nana.” To find out more about Kim’s books, follow her on social media, and sign up for her newsletter/blog, go to: https://kimberleywoodhouse.com
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What about you? What makes you want to read Ever Constant by Kimberley Woodhouse & Tracie Peterson? What book do you recommend to others most often?