Thursday, June 20, 2019

Our Stories BEFORE The Story ~ A Heart Surrendered

Hello everyone, I am the oldest daughter of the great Pastor and First Lady Peterson of New Hope church. The congregation sometimes refers to me as Second Lady. I can’t blame them. I’m at Mother and Daddy’s beck and call, a constant fixture at the church. Other than that, I’m just plain old Sharonda Peterson.

My siblings were blessed with all the personality, talent, and looks. As a teenager, troubled by my many inadequacies compared to them, I found comfort in the arms of the talented Carl Ray Everhart. How could the only night I ever felt beautiful be wrong? Since then, I’ve served God faithfully. Marrying the man of my parents’ choosing, seventeen years my senior, should more than make up for my one indiscretion.

My name is Carl Ray Everhart. I’ve returned to Longview, Texas to set things straight after a near-death experience. I took the worship leader position at New Hope church eager to apologize to my best friend, Sharonda Peterson, for the night that never should have happened. It doesn’t take long for me to realize I want more.

She wants nothing to do with me, but I am determined to fight for us the way I wanted the people I loved to fight for me. God never said it would be easy. I will prove that I am no longer that selfish teenage boy, but a changed man, in whom Sharonda can entrust her heart.

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My Story Title:   A Heart Surrendered

My Story Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

My Story Releases: July 8, 2019

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The Author of My Story: Joy K. Massenburge 



Joy K. Massenburge crafts contemporary love stories of pastors and their kids. She was born the sixth child of a pastor. She married a football player turned pastor…they raised pastor’s kids; a son and two daughters.

During the week, she works as an assistant to a CPA. She serves as American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW East Texas) chapter’s President. She is also the audio voice of Beatrice “Mama B” Jackson in Michelle Stimpson’s Mama B Books series. When she is not writing or recording, she is speaking at retreats and conferences throughout the East Texas area.

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The author will be honored to gift a winner a signed copy of
A HEART SURRENDERED
Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win this new novel!
DRAWING TO BE HELD WEDNESDAY EVENING ~ June 26, 2019.

11 comments:

  1. Good morning, Joy K Massenburge and my loyal readers!

    Thank you, Joy, for bringing your Sharonda Peterson and Carl
    Ray Everhart to journeystojoy. May you find blessing for having shared them with us here.

    Readers:
    AND WE'RE OFF TO ANOTHER ADVENTURE - this time it's a Contemporary Christian Romance - with our heroine a pastor's daughter - from the blurb these characters have shared with us, I'd say, we're in for GREAT READ!

    ENJOY YOUR TIME HERE!

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  2. Joy Melville, thanks for having me. Story before the story, what a great idea.

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  3. Hi Joy. This sounds like a great book. I love stories where the characters have a past mistake to rectify - as most of us do! What a blessing that we are able to do this through Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

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    1. Yes, all praises to our Savior! No sin is beyond His power. I pray you enjoy the story. Hopefully, you'll win a copy here, but if not, pre-oder and reserve your copy thru Amazon.

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  4. What a fantastic blog post, Joy! Adore this story and this character. You've written a phenomenal novel.

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    1. Thank you. I had a lot of help, Lena Nelson Critique Group. Online crit group, June and Carol. My editor, Edwina Perkins.

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  5. Joy, I’m guessing and hoping the 17 years her senior husband is “gone” when the books starts! :-)

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    1. Hahaha. You'll have to read the. Book to be sure. But wouldn't that be too easy. Good luck to you winning the signed copy.

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  6. Joy K Massenburge;

    WE HAVE A WINNER - GLORIA CLOVER -

    SHE HAS WON C SIGNED COPY OF A HEART SURRENDERED!


    CONGRAT-YOU-LATIONS, GLORIA!!!

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  7. I’m looking forward to reading the book can’t wait until July 8th

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Your Joyful response is not required, but boy, would I like to read what you think about the journey this writer is taking toward joy. Thank you.