To be honest, I’m not 100% sure how the idea for The Sound of Rain developed. The best I can figure, God orchestrated the story, mixing my personal experiences with His creativity and the input from my lovely critique partners. Countless revisions morphed TSOR into a tale of rotten choices and prevailing grace.
I’m anticipating the day this novel is published—and trusting God for that to happen. Until then, here’s the back cover blurb:
How do you choose between romance and family?
Small-town baker Alexis Walker lives with a paralyzing fear of thunderstorms and the knowledge she’ll never bear children. When a late night visitor reveals Alexis’s eighteen-year-old brother is about to become a dad, her first response is shock. Could this be God’s answer to the dream she’s harbored for ten years?
Hudson McGraw loves carpentry and building houses…but building a family isn’t a part of his plan. When the woman he’s loved since high school announces she wants to adopt her unborn nephew, he makes it clear their goals are diametrically opposed. Childhood memories of financial struggles haunt Hudson, driving him to cling to the blueprints he’s drawn up for his life. He depends on himself to find another solution, one that doesn’t involve Alexis being burdened by a newborn.
Their dreams collide like thunder, and both are forced to decide if they’re willing to forfeit their desires. Will they survive the storm together? Or will they miss the Lord’s guiding voice amidst the sound of rain?
Stayed tuned because I’ll be releasing an excerpt from The Sound of Rain in Friday’s blog post.