Thursday, January 21, 2021

My Story BEFORE The Story ~ Christina Jones ~ Writing Home ~ by ~ Amy Anguish

Hi. Christiana here, though most call me Chris. Here I am in my dream city, where I’ve been ever since graduating college. My dad and his best friend always talked of Huntsville, Alabama, and I knew it was the place for me. I found a cute little one-bedroom apartment, a job as a receptionist at a pediatric clinic, and a nice congregation to worship with. You’d think I’d be happier, right?

And yet, here I am, with boxes still packed around the living room, nothing hung on the walls, and no one local I can call a friend. My best friend, Tina, still lives back in Tennessee, and she begs me to move back every time we talk. But I can’t. My brothers have a bet going as to how long I’ll stay here before tucking tail and coming home.

Home.

Tennessee doesn’t feel like home, either. No more than Huntsville. If I didn’t know better, I’d say I was homeless. And yet, I know I’m not. I have a mailbox downstairs where I collect my bills and junk every day. And sometimes even a letter from Jordan.

Now there’s someone who knows what home is. He’s living on his family’s property in Louisiana, working his dream job of being a nurse practitioner, and leading singing at the congregation where he grew up. How did we meet? Tina. He’s her cousin, and when I started looking for a pen pal, she suggested we’d be a good fit.

I didn’t think I’d ever try being a pen pal again, but stumbling over that box of Gran’s old letters a few weeks ago really inspired me, I guess. We’ll see how long I stick it out this time. Growing up, I didn’t make it more than a few weeks.

Maybe if I find a picture to hang on my wall, it will feel homier. Or maybe, I just need to give up and let my brothers be right for once. Ugh. Who wants to do that?

I wonder if Jordan would have any ideas to help me feel more at home here in the place I always wanted to be.

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Amy has generously offered to gift a signed copy to someone who comments below!
Drawing to be held next Wednesday evening (January 27, 2021)

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My Story Title:   Writing Home

My Story Genre:  Contemporary Christian Fiction

My Story Released:   January 19, 2021 (Brand new release this week!)

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The Author of My Story:    Amy Anguish



Amy R. Anguish grew up a preacher's kid, and in spite of having lived in seven different states that are all south of the Mason Dixon line, she is not a football fan. Currently, she resides in Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and son, and usually a bossy cat or two. Amy has an English degree from Freed-Hardeman University that she intends to use to glorify God, and she wants her stories to show that while Christians face real struggles, it can still work out for good.

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Follow Amy at http://abitofanguish.weebly.com or http://www.facebook.com/amyanguishauthor
Or https://twitter.com/amy_r_anguish

Learn more about my books at https://www.pinterest.com/msguish/my-books/

And check out the YouTube channel she does with two other authors, Once Upon a Page (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEiu-jq-KE-VMIjbtmGLbJA)

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WHERE can the book be purchased?

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6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful book that describes making a step into the unknown perfectly.

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  2. Hi, Deb.

    I think you said that well. I hadn't thought of it that way - but - I totally agree with you.

    Your name is now in for the drawing next Wed night.

    Blessings,

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  3. Can't wait to get to know Chris better ;)

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  4. We'll see if you get to know her in a free copy or not, Natalya. lol

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Thanks Joy, for having me again. And thanks to Deb and Natalya for their comments!

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  6. We have a winner.

    DEBRA MADER is the winner of Amy's book and Christina's full story.

    CONGRATULATIONS, DEB!

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