You may find it odd that I'm spotlighting one of my own titles, but hey....if I don't tell you about them, who will? LOL!
Seriously, I decided to give you a sneak peak at one of my books or stories every month!
This week, I'm sharing The Visionary with you because it is FREE! on Kindle Select Tomorrow (3/31) and Monday (April 1st).... No Fooling!
A visionary is someone who sees into the future Taylor Forrestier sees into the past but only as it pertains to her work. Hailed by her peers as “a visionary with an instinct for beauty and an eye for the unique” Taylor is undoubtedly a brilliant architect and gifted designer. But she and twin brother Trevor, share more than a successful business. The two share a childhood wrought with lies and deceit and the kind of abuse that’s disgustingly prevalent in today’s society. Can the love of God and the awesome healing power of His grace and mercy free the twins from their past and open their hearts to the good plan and the future He has for their lives? Find out in…The Visionary ~ Where the awesome power of God's love heals the most wounded of souls.
The house, a mere box of a building, seemed sturdy despite its state of disrepair and years of neglect. Taylor fished in her pocket for a piece of charcoal and began to sketch the structure. When Alex spoke of changes and additions, she forced her mind off the way his voice feathered over her and added to the drawings. She flipped to a fresh page and drew the wallpaper pattern then found a spot where it had pulled away from the wall. She took a penknife out of her pocket, slid the blade under the paper and carefully cut a section and placed the piece in the book along with her sketch. A mental list of companies which specialized in the reproduction of old wallpaper and paneling patterns became notations alongside the sketch and sample.
She listened when Trevor noted aloud the quality of wood that could be restored or repaired to maintain the integrity of the original house. When he and Alex went outside she stayed in to examine walls and floors. She took notes of the hand-carved trim work, antique cook stove, and pot-bellied wood stove, but her mind continued to circle around the sound of Alex’s voice and the light in his eyes when he looked at her.
She had no idea why he affected her so and welcomed the moments alone to focus on the job at hand. Her mind traveled back a few hours to her jog around the Civic Center, and she recalled with vivid clarity the moment she had passed by the bench where he sat. Their eyes had met for only a brief moment but she’d felt the warmth of his gaze clear to her toes. No one had ever touched her heart, much less jumbled her mind, with a simple gaze or smile.
She shook her head with a sigh and picked her way carefully up the ragged stairs, then stepped into what was once a loft or attic. The house reeked of history, from cypress-covered exterior walls and interior walls of bare wood, to the hardwood floors made of oak, the boxed staircase, and the wooden shutters with crosses carved out of the center.
Taylor knew the cuts were used to slip a gun barrel through in order to protect the property and family. Though a bit of a struggle, she managed to open one window and shutter. Sunlight filtered in to chase shadows from the room.
A glimpse of splendor, a glimmer of brilliance caught her eye, like fairy dust dancing on sunlight. She turned her head with caution when a pulse at the base of her skull began to throb and familiar vibrations stole over her. She lowered herself to the floor and let the sensations envelop her. Her eyesight blurred, fingers trembled and heartbeat quickened while her mind swam with images. Visions guided her hand until she filled the remainder of the sketchbook.
The Visionary is also available in Hardcover @ Amazon or Barnes & Noble - OR you can get an autographed copy directly from me! Email for details.
Well I hope you've enjoyed this spotlight - check back next week for more Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight!