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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

#WednesdayWordswithFriends Welcomes Erin Stevenson @ESQwrites!

Good Morning!

It is with great pleasure we welcome Erin Stevenson back to our blog with a cute story about a Lucky License Plate. Take it away Erin....

In November 2017, I was driving to the library to pick up a book I had ordered (when I’m not writing, I’m reading) and a car passed me on the highway. I looked over and its personalized license plate said NO PLAN B. All of a sudden, a story popped into my mind about a jilted bride. She’s left at the altar and has to come up with a plan B for the rest of her life. When I got to the library, I had the story arc. It just came pouring out. 

My mother always told me to have a Plan B. When my marriage fell apart, I pulled up my bootstraps and took that advice. I passed that important life lesson on to my daughter. When she called me just before her college graduation and shared that an anticipated job had fallen through, the first words out of my mouth were, “what’s your Plan B?” 

I was thrilled when her response was, “already on it, Mom.” 

By the next day, she had steps in place. 

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.” Proverbs 16:3 

Landon St. Clair was left at the altar on New Year’s Day at St. Louis’ social event of the season. He wants nothing more than to lick his wounds in solitude and figure out a Plan B, and intends to keep his reservation at the St. Jardin Honeymoon Resort, even without a bride. With the owners’ reluctant approval, Landon takes on an assumed identity and cuts all ties to home for the week.

Kelsea Anderson is a jilted bride with nothing left but a battered heart and a plane ticket to the Caribbean. The only part of her doomed wedding that she had any say in was the honeymoon. She paid for it, and there’s no reason she can’t come to the romantic resort alone, so Kelsea jumps on a plane the day after New Year’s to escape the icy St. Louis winter and come up with a Plan B for the rest of her life.
Lottery winners Rose and Ike Goldman, married for 53 years, never looked back when they left Brooklyn, NY for the Caribbean where they bought a honeymoon resort three years ago. Rose was something of a matchmaker in Brooklyn, and once she meets Kelsea and “Brandon,” she knows she has her work cut out for her. She has only a week to convince them that sometimes, Plan B is the best plan of all.
Take a quick getaway to St. Jardin! Plan B is your ticket to a tropical paradise filled with beautiful gardens, merriment, and romance. 

About Erin.....

Erin has been writing fiction since 2014. She has published independently and with Pelican Book Group and Winged Publications and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

Writing is like breathing to Erin. Stories are running through her mind during most of her waking hours, and by the time she sits down at the computer, the words flow and time ceases to exist. 

Erin was raised in Illinois and has lived in many places in the U.S., including on both coasts, but is a Midwest girl at heart. She spent many years as an educator from pre-school through college levels, and currently works in training and internal communications for a global corporation.

When she’s not writing, Erin loves spending time with her children and grandchildren, and playing in the garden (which equates to mostly pulling weeds) at her central Iowa home. Her secret indulgence is plain M&Ms.

Find out more about Erin and her books by visiting her Website.

Connect with Erin on Social Media! Facebook: ESQwrites
Twitter: @ESQwrites and Instagram: ESQwrites

What a cute story, Erin and just goes to show, folks, we never know when or how inspiration will strike!

Hope you enjoyed our guest today and that you'll stop by each week for Wednesday Words with Friends and Saturday Spotlight.

Check out Erin's previous post HERE.

Until next time, take care and God bless.


Barbara Britton said...

Hi Erin! Thanks for sharing about your life and having a "Plan B." Your story sounds intriguing.

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Hi Erin,

Congrats on a real life incident inspiring your fiction. I've had similar experiences as well.

Kara O'Neal said...

This sounds like such a cute story! I like the matchmaking element.

Alina K. Field said...

I love the premise of this story, and I love when a story comes to life from my head the page. Congratulations!

Mary Preston said...

I like the inspiration. It is important to always have a Plan B.