The "wisdom tree" in the story is an actual tree where the hero of the novel, Pastor Jake Samuels goes to pray and seek wisdom from God. Carin O'Malley is the protagonist. She is the new English teacher where Jake's brother Corey is attending school. All of the characters have recently suffered some significantly life altering heart-ache and are dealing with it using their own natural coping skills-- some yielding more positive outcomes than others...
Jake and Carin have an instant connection, but are obviously not on the same page spiritually and Carin has some unfinished business from her past to work through.
Wisdom Tree is a "romance" that has a personal, realistic tone. I believed that the characters could, in fact be from someone's real-life story, which seems thoughtful to me, and carries a heavier quality than some of the lighter romances that are out there.
As an added bonus, at the end of Wisdom Tree the author has include a thirty day devotional with each one starting with a scripture reading. I really love that idea-- talk about life changing opportunity!!!
So... for more information about Wisdom Tree and Mary Manners please read on!
This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
White Rose Publishing (September 19, 2012)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A Word from the Author:
I live in the beautiful foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee with my husband, Tim, and our teen-aged daughter, Danni. Also with us are Lucky and Gus - the two cherished cats we rescued from local animal shelters.
I'm a member of the Romance Writers of America and Smoky Mountain Romance Writers.
During the school year, I teach middle-schoolers reading and Algebra. When I have free time, I love to garden, take long walks with my husband, and read romance novels in a hammock beneath century-old shade trees.
I write romance novels for White Rose Publishing. If you'd like to visit, I have an author page there, as well. That's where you'll find everything there is to know about my books.
I also have author pages at the following locations. Do come by and spend some time with me there!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Sometimes the last thing we think we need is exactly what God has planned
After the death of his parents, Jake Samuels has enough on his plate—including a fledgling church to lead and a mischievous younger brother to raise. The last thing he needs is a rambunctious woman to contend with.
Carin O'Malley is dealing with the death of her brother and a new job as an English teacher at East Ridge Middle School where Corey Samuels reigns as King of Chaos. The last thing she needs is to fall in love...especially with a handsome and complicated preacher like Corey’s brother Jake.
But when Corey's antics toss Carin and Jake together, the two must draw from God’s wisdom to find refuge in His perfect plan.
Discover your own wisdom tree with the included one-month devotional.
If you would like to read the first chapter of Wisdom Tree, go HERE.