By Pamela Jo
From the Author~
Guest Post from Pamela Jo
“Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand — when I wake, I am still with you.”
Sometimes our lives are like grains of sand on the beaches draped along our shores. One minute we are out basking in the sun, surrounded by other grains just like us and then within the blink of an eye, a wave wipes out what we believed to be our forever existence, taking us out into the deep blue unknown. It’s at that moment when we close our eyes, hold our breath and reach out for the hand that saves us. God’s hand.
That is my definition of life. It comes in waves. I’ve always felt a draw to the Gulf shores. This made it the perfect place for my season of rest. Through that rest I have discovered many things about life and myself. We tend to love drama and focus on things that really aren’t important.
Writing was not something that as a young girl that I dreamed of. Through my battle with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma came the opportunity for me to meet new people. Through meeting those people, I have been given many opportunities. One of those opportunities was writing. I’ll confess… I’m more of a reader. I don’t consider myself an author and I am extremely thankful for great editors. Writing has been a fun experience. I find myself thinking – at some of the craziest times- about putting different experiences into a storyline. If only my fingers could keep up with my mind as it reels out of control.
The Sands Of Times Series came about on one of my beach therapy mornings. My times on the beach bring me closer to God. I feel his presence there more than I do anywhere. I love to people watch. It amazes me that God has created some fascinating people. They come in many forms, colors, personalities and weirdness – yet all come together to co-habitat on earth. All following God’s plan (whether they know it or not). If you put the people that I have met on the beach and my life experiences together, you get… The Sands of Time Series. I hope each and every person that reads it gets at least one grain of sand from them to enrich their lives.
About the Book
Upon her return from her best friend Charlie’s wedding, Victoria found that the beautiful city of Chicago had never seemed emptier and neither had her soul. She realized she was surrounded by all the people in the world and she still felt lonely. Deciding to take her friend Charlie’s advice and make a change in her life, she packed her bags and moved to the west coast of Florida. Little did she know that the young Amish girl that she met on the sandy beaches of the Gulf of Mexico would begin a spiral of emotional changes for both of them.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
The title of this book, New Beginnings, describe this book very well. Victoria was happy living in Chicago until best friend Charlie was married. It was then she started feeling lonely and ready for a change, so she makes the decision to move to Florida to be near her best friend. New place, newly married friend expecting a new baby, well things just didn’t sit well with Victoria, so when an Amish girl mentioned a room available in the Amish house she was staying, Victoria jumped at the chance. But little did she know how her life would change with her new Amish friend.
New Beginnings is a very nice and refreshing story of Victoria and the new changes happening in her life. Victoria, Charlie and Rebecca were lovable characters, ones that I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know. I loved the Amish house and the calmness of the Amish life. And I appreciate that faith was woven into the life of the characters. Victoria’s journey was very heartwarming, and I can’t wait for book two in this series. Maybe there will be romance in the picture for Victoria?
I received this book from Celebration Lit Blog Tours to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.
About the Author
Author Pamela Jo, best known as “Whoopie Pie Pam”, is the author of several wonderful story/cookbooks, and the best-selling co-author of the #1 Best Selling series, The Divine Secrets of the Whoopie Pie Sisters. She is also the founder and creator of the Whoopie Pie Book Club, a well know social media site.
While battling Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma, Pam created the Whoopie Pie Book Club. For years, she called a group of ladies in her family by that same name. Every year, they travelled to Amish Country for a retreat of reading Amish fiction, seeing the Amish sights and eating plenty of Whoopie Pies.
Inspired by the Amish for their simplicity in facing life, love of God, and honor for family, Pamela found a connection with the Amish. As a result of her many years of traveling and conducting business with the Amish, she has established close friendships with many Amish families, friendships that she cherishes. She refers to them as her extended family.
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Pamela Jo is giving away a special beach bag, including a Kindle fire tailored for your special day of relaxing at the beach.
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