Her Treasured Love: An Inspirational Christian Romance by Marshalee Patterson
After losing all her family in Jamaica, Gabriela went to live with her best friend Sophia in Milan. She wanted to let go of the past and start over in the only other place that brought her happiness.
However, one encounter in her past left her suspicious of men and unable to trust.
Coming to Milan she soon had another encounter, this time with an unexpected stranger which left her wondering if he was a sign of hope…
Or her chance of love.
- Tell us a little about your book.
Her Treasured Love is a tender story about love, forgiveness, and learning to follow God’s direction, even when it seems impossible. It’s also about overcoming trauma and learning to trust and love again.
- What was the hardest part of the writing process for you?
That would be to write the scene about her traumatic past as it’s close to home and all the pain was resurfaced. But I find that for me to be able to write with a lot of feelings for readers to connect with, I myself usually have some connection to these experience that becomes the characters. I believe God allows me to experience them in order to help others heal through these stories.
- What scene were you most excited to write?
That would be the scene where the main characters finally came together after so much struggle. It was happy moment for me and I hope readers will feel that too.
- Who is your favorite character in this book and why?
Sophia was the bubbliest character and reminds me of the side of me that don’t comes out very often. She is sometimes seen as materialistic but dee down she is wise and know how to come through with the right answers.
- What is your advice for any readers who would love to write a book?
Pray first and know if it’s the will of God, that way your story will flow as it should and you won’t be easily discouraged when you are criticized by others who might not agree with what you have to share.
- Is there anything else you’d like to add about your book that you think readers should know before picking it up?
This book will allow you to stop seeing yourself as not good enough for the good things that comes your way, which often times allow us to live in regret later. It will show you how to move past that showing you how God really sees us and give you the courage to embrace the blessing that is yours.