Debut Author Lisa Jordan on Forgiveness
I’ve been smiling all week whenever I think about my friend Lisa Jordan. Her Love Inspired debut novel, Lakeside Reunion, is now available on Amazon.com! (Lakeside Reunion will hit bookstore shelves in the next few weeks.)
The novel focuses on forgiveness, as Lindsey Porter, the heroine, struggles to decide if she’s willing to risk her heart for a second chance at love.
When I asked Lisa, aka LJ, why she picked forgiveness as the theme of Lakeside Reunion, she said:
In Lakeside Reunion, Lindsey needs to forgive in order to move on with her life. She feels stuck in limbo as everyone else around her moves forward. When we refuse to forgive, an invisible vise grips our souls and eats away at us like a cancer.
Forgiveness isn’t easy, nor do we have to do it on our own. We can take the problem to God and ask Him to help us release that pain and anger. Over time, we can work to forgive someone who has wounded our core.
Forgiveness liberates us to strengthen our relationships with Jesus and with others. Forgiveness allows Lindsey to close the door to her past and love again. The same can hold true for us if we take that first step.
To read an excerpt of Lisa’s wonderful book (and I’ve read Lakeside Reunion, so I know!) go here.
And Lisa’s hosting a fun scavenger hunt contest to celebrate her book. Go to her contest page for more information about how you could win prizes like a Barnes and Noble gift card or a Bed and Breakfast Basket. Here’s one thing you’ll need from me: The token from today’s blog post is a baby cradle.
One more thing: I’m giving away a copy of Lakeside Reunion. Leave a comment below. Share a thought on forgiveness or congratulate Lisa and you’ll have a chance to win her debut novel.0 I like this!