Twenty-one-year-old Neka is a bit of an introvert, she also happens to be stunningly beautiful.
When she discovers her friend James is about to be dumped, she sees the perfect opportunity to escape from her quiet life. Can she summon the courage to leave it all behind?
James Copley comes from a ruthless family. It’s rubbed off. Years ago, he disengaged from his brother’s smear campaign, but now his father has offered him an ultimatum, “Get married or lose your seat at the table.” Plotting to stamp his design on the family business, he proposes to a woman, even though he doesn’t love her. But his carefully laid plans start to unravel when she leaves him on the day she’s due to meet his family. Could years of planning his comeback vanish with her departure?
A possible solution comes in an unexpected form: Neka. She’s not only a friend, but the daughter of his benefactor. And she’s right there, offering to support him. But will her support stretch to marriage? He attempts to win her over to his plan but collides with her powerful father who wants to leverage the situation for his own gain.
In their fight for survival and love, they are forced to face some uncomfortable truths.
Can they overcome thwarted dreams and missed chances to find true love, or does forcing destiny’s hand only lead to misery?
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E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years, she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years led naturally to her current endeavor, writing inspirational romance novels. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.
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1. What is your writing drive? The power that keeps you going when your writing gets difficult?
Loving the characters and wanting to spend time with them.
2. How did you come up with the title?
Reading the Bible one day, Hosea 2:16(14)-17(15) jumped out at me. The story came after the title.
3. Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family member?
A coworker spurred me on.
4. If you could travel anywhere in the world for thirty days and just kick back and relax, where would you go, would you take anyone with you and why would you chose this vacation spot to go?
The United Kingdom. I would take my mom and aunt along, and perhaps a friend. A lot of the stories I love to read are set in the UK.
5. What is your favorite late night snack?
Plain popcorn popped in olive oil.
6. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
Writing screenplays for my bestselling books while tending to my dinner theatre.
7. Tell us 5 random things about yourself.
I want God to fulfill His purpose for my life. Touch people for His glory. Be a positive influence on everyone I meet. Live the abundant life Jesus came to give. And allow the Holy Spirit to direct my steps.
8. What was the most surprising part of writing this book?
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