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Earlier this month I released a new Christian romance, Love Meant to Be, Book 5 in my Abundance series. It’s a stand-alone story, a second-chance romance featuring a herione who runs a greenhouse business and hero who puts in a solar farm.

Why a solar farm you ask?

Well, the hero in this book, more than any other hero I’ve written, has strong elements of my husband. Like my husband, the hero of Love Meant to Be makes decisions fast, will do anything for his little girl, and is a big believer in solar power.

As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, we’re moving to our hometown in Missouri after Christmas. Like you might expect, we’re frantically packing, trying to make the move to the new house as easy as possible.

And we’ve already made the new house feel like ours.

The week after the closing, we had solar panels installed.

Back in Ohio, the roof of our house faced the wrong direction and was blocked by trees. Our lot was too small to install solar panels on the ground. We lived in that house for twenty-five years, and all the while, my husband wanted solar panels. Now we have them, and we couldn’t be happier!

Here they are in my new backyard, already collecting sunshine.

image of solar panelsSolar panels are quiet, they don’t cause pollution… How could anyone object?

Well, unfortunately for the hero in Love Meant to Be, someone could.

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When a big-city single dad relocates to his small hometown to help his troubled daughter, will he find his own happily-ever-after with the girl next door?

Greenhouse owner Meredith Lawson is eager to buy her uncle’s land, including the old family farmhouse. It’s the perfect location for the farm-to-table restaurant she and her sister hope to open.

Widowed entrepreneur Zach Gilcroft, desperate to help his unhappy thirteen-year-old daughter, jumps at a chance to relocate to his Missouri hometown. When he finds a lovely historic home with acreage for the solar farm he envisions, he quickly seals the deal. If the move will land him right next door to a girl he almost kissed in high school, it only makes the property more appealing.

When Meredith learns that her uncle has already sold his farm, she tries to regroup, but Zach unwittingly thwarts her at every turn. When he offers to help her brainstorm new options for the restaurant, the two spend more time together, and she discovers that his emotional wounds mirror her own. Attraction begins to grow.

But when she accidentally endangers Zach’s daughter, triggering all his past pain, their romance shatters, and Meredith is swamped with guilt. Can Zach and Meredith open their hearts to God’s grace, learn the power of forgiveness, and in the process find true love?

I’m giving away a free copy (one Kindle copy, available worldwide) of Love Once More, Book 4 the Abundance series.

To enter, just comment below. I’m still in the Thanksgiving mode, and I’m a big believer that remembering our blessings brings us joy, so I’d love to learn a book that you are thankful for today! If your answer is “The Bible”—an excellent answer, of course!—I encourage you to name a specific book.

I’ll start by saying I am grateful for all the Winnie-the-Pooh books by A.A. Milne. As I’ve been packing, I’ve found things saved from when my children were younger. I am moved by how much joy the Pooh stories brought me as a child and later as a mom sharing them with my own kids. They are just such kind, gentle stories!

What about you? What book are you grateful for?

If you’d like to be included in the drawing, please comment by Tuesday evening, Dec. 1, 2020. One commenter on this post will be chosen at random, notified by email, and announced in a Sunday edition. *Void where prohibited; the odds of winning depend on the number of entrants. Entering the giveaway is considered a confirmation of eligibility on behalf of the enterer in accord with these rules and any pertaining local/federal/international laws.*

Sally Bayless (20 Posts)

Sally Bayless writes contemporary Christian romance that features compelling characters, real-world problems, and uplifting endings filled with the power of love. She lives in the beautiful hills of Appalachian Ohio and has two grown children. When not working on her next book, she enjoys reading, watching BBC television with her husband, doing Bible studies, kayaking, and shopping for cute shoes. For updates on her writing and a free insider’s guide to her books, subscribe to her newsletter by clicking the newsletter icon below or visiting http://bit.ly/NewsfromSally.

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