Do you love holiday books + love stories? Then you need to check out the newest book by Author Saundra.
After calling off her wedding days before Christmas, Holli Frazier is certain the Holidays will never be the same. With a broken heart she packs her bags, and drive across state to Arizona hoping for a change. Vowing off love she throws her all into her new position as an Assistant Principal.
Then Ayden Hill strolls into her office to retrieve his daughter. Determined to guard her heart Holli accepts Ayden invitation for a date. But with the Holidays quickly coming back around and old acquittances appearing. Matters of the heart become tangled by a ball of confusion.
Imagine waking up one day different. You can’t explain it, but something just isn’t right. One minute you’re happy and the next sad. One moment you’re loving and the next angry. The voices you hear, the different moods you experience and the sad looks in people’s eyes makes you wonder if you’re losing your mind.
In this book, we begin a conversation to peel back the layers of postpartum depression, in the home and in the church. Although this is a work of fiction, every day somebody is dealing with the effects of mental illness and depression. In the church they tell you to pray and fast more. In the world, people say you’ll be okay, but how do they know.
Read Savannah’s story to see if she finally admits to needing help or will she continually hide from fear of herself, judgment or ridicule.
“I’m trying God, but I need your help. Tell me what you’d have me to do in relation to my life and relationship. I know I’ve made a lot of mistakes, now I’m taking my hand off and waiting until you send my husband. Oh, can you make sure his heart is in you, he’s sexy with all his teeth, financially and mentally stable and loves to laugh. Please and amen.” — Chance
Anybody else been this specific with God or just her? 🤣
Guess what?? Guess ... okay, okay I'll tell you. I have a new book gearing up to release. This is my 26th book. Wow, I got teary eyed just now. Twenty-six books. Isn't God amazing?
The new book is called Another Chance.
Chance McGhee is a few months shy of her 40th birthday and marrying the man she's spent the last three years with. Until he dumps her.
Left devastated and angry she prays telling God, she'll remove her hand and wait for Him to give her another chance at love or she's done for good. In the meantime, she's on a plane headed to meet her judgmental family in Jamaica. A trip she's not looking forward to until she's seated beside Mason Gray.
Mason is a recent widower vacationing alone, but he's also tall, dark, handsome and saying all the things Chance's heart is yearning for.
Will Mason be another chance at love or has Chance's heart been too damaged to try again?
My skin begins to heat from the anger and I want to break something. Instead, I release the tears.“
Chance, I’m sorry.”
“Yes, you’re very sorry. For three years, I’ve given you all of me and in a matter of moments, you decide you’re not happy. For three years, I’ve played the perfect First Lady while you interviewed at church after church. I changed the way I dressed to appease you. I don’t post as much on social media or hang out with my friends because I wanted to make sure you got everything you desired. Hospital visits, Bible studies, Sunday schools and the many sermons I’ve had to help you write and this is what I get in return. I even stopped singing for you. But you know what, I don’t blame you.”
“I wasn’t done,” I seethe walking closer to him. “No, I don’t blame you, this is all on me because I allowed you to change me. I allowed you to use me. I allowed myself to shrink back while you became this great man of God. I was everything I thought you needed when I knew in my heart it wasn’t,” I begin to get angry at myself. “God showed me signs, but I ignored them, listening to my flesh and thinking this was love. You even convinced me that He’d sent you to be the head of this house and like a dummy I fell in line because I thought you had the ear of God. Mane,” tears fall, “I allowed you to become my small g god and—God, forgive me. God, please forgive me and thank you for severing this relationship because I couldn’t see it was stunting my growth.”
“Chance, will you stop with the dramatics. You know it wasn’t like that. I just realized I need something better now that I’m senior pastor of a church.”
I’ve shared a similar devotional before and I’ve decided to share it again because this year has dealt some heavy blows leaving people feeling like giving up and giving in. Yes, I know it’s unusual to use a squirrel in relation to people but let me explain. A squirrel is a fast, clever and strong animal that can live in any habitat. They have a good sense of vision and touch and they thrive from their interaction in human environments. Sounds similar to people, doesn’t it? Yet, unlike squirrels we tend to allow our environment to change or hinder who we are or what we do. One morning while I was walking into work, it was raining and there was a squirrel before me. Me, I was trying to get out of the rain but the squirrel, he wasn’t fazed by it. To me, rain messes up my plans but to the squirrel, the rain adapted to him. To me, the rain was bothersome but to the squirrel, he kept climbing.
It didn’t matter if rain was falling, the wind was blowing or even if there were branches in its way, the squirrel kept going. Yes, he could have easily allowed the rain to stop him, but then what? Would he have found the food he was looking for or made it to his destination? Probably not. Beloved, you have to keep going too. Sure, you may be facing the worst storm in your life, may have lost more than you ever thought, may have received bad news from the doctor, job laid you off, folk walked away, lied on you, talked about you … whatever it is, keep going. Eventually your rain will stop, but you don’t. Yes, your storm has to end but while you wait, keep going.
Get a squirrel like mentality and keep climbing and going through whatever. You’re stronger than you think you are and there’s things waiting for you.