Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tips For Triumphant Living--Surround Yourself With Encouragers

We all need people in our lives who are encouragers. I have some great friends who love me just as I am and who help prop me up when I need it. I'm grateful for their friendship. God made us to need one another. And it's fabulous to see Him at work through His children.

Some of the encouragers in my life are people I don't even know. Some live far away. I'd like to introduce you to one of these people.

This week I received a letter from a reader. What she had to say lifted my spirits, not just because she loved my book but because she lives right where it takes place. Writers want to present stories and their settings in an accurate way, and when we create stories in times and places unfamiliar to us, the pressure is on to get the details right. That's one of the reasons this letter means so much to me. This gal really knows about the location of the Sydney Cove Series.

I'd like to share it with you.


I'm a very patriotic Australian who loves her country and I have recently read "To Love Anew" in your Sydney Cove Series. I love anything to do with my country and would like to congratulate you for writing such a fantastic book set in my country's history, not only that but my home city! You wrote it very well with no corny cringe worthy Aussie cliches -- well done!

I got teary reading about Hannah's plight and cheered when she triumphed. Love the noble and honourable John Bradshaw! Hope to meet my 'John Bradshaw' one day!

I wrote a positive review on my facebook page and am in the middle now of reading "Longings of the Heart."

Oh, Lottie is so adorable! I was wondering, it would make such a great story, if you plan to write a 3rd book based on Lottie all grown up--as a 20something? I'd love to read about Lottie's story!

Anyway, thanks again for writing a great book!

God bless you,


And God bless you Fiona. You made my day. :-)

Grace and peace to you from God.


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