It has happened again. The end of the year is here, giving me a chance to look back as I look forward. Do you do the same thing? I find it is an opportunity to slow down for a few days, but only a few. I have deadlines looming, just out of reach. So, I’m taking a few blessed days to contemplate my next moves.
I’m excited about my next book being released sometime in February or March 2020. But for now, I want to remember how far the Revolutionary Series has come in two years. The characters are close to my heart as are the stories they live through the pages. The titles of each book have a duel meaning and carry through the series. The title of Book One–Hold Me Close, conjures images of a romance. Although that is not the number one theme of the book, a romance is present. The sentimental elements of love and affection appear in the pages of the historical novel. But Hold Me Close has a spiritual significance as God is the one holding the characters close in His plans, in His arms, in His sight.
Book Two–Surround Me has the dual meaning also. The full title could have been Let Your Love Surround Me. Whose love? Well, the love between the couple with all the ends and outs of a romance, but also God’s love, as ultimately the characters need His love and presence to face their future together.
By now the pattern is set for the other novels in the series. Book Three–Bring Me Near carries the dual meaning onward with the human element of longing to be close for protection, support, and love. God’s role is every-present as He is there to provide the answers, comfort, protection outside of the human capabilities.
In the new year, I will pass on the title and information about Book Four. For now, I intend to relax and contemplate how I can allow God to hold me close, surround me, and bring me near.
What insights do you have from 2019?