I am an avid reader and an avid writer. When I made my blog all those years ago, I thought of the name “Naomi and Books” because books play such a big role in my life! (Of course other things are more important, but for a blog name I was trying to find something fun and catchy and the first 50 names I tried were taken, so… this was it. 😉 )
At this point I don’t have any books published, traditional or otherwise, but I still wanted to have an ‘about’ page for the stories I am working on! So here it goes, and if you’re a writer make sure to comment and tell me about your stories! 🙂
Pieces of My Heart
YA Christian Contemporary
Edited and completed at 51,000 words
(Sequel in the works)
Seventeen-year-old Florinda ‘Rindy’ Carmichael just had a life transplant. As if adjusting to her stepmom Margie wasn’t bad enough, her father decided it was time to move to South Carolina for a fresh start. All Rindy wants is to run in the Suicide Awareness Marathon to honor her mother, stay away from her family, and forget everything that happened in her life the last year.
She fills her time running, until she starts spending with her neighbor– at first because she was forced and later because he agreed to run in the marathon with her… if she attends his morning devotions. Ever since her mother’s death, though, she has been giving God the silent treatment. How could He leave her with a stepmother like Margie if He truly loved her? When Rindy becomes injured and gets stuck at home with Margie, she realizes Margie may not be the typical evil stepmother at all. Can Rindy heal from her past and accept the life God gave her?
This Very Moment
Historical Romance (set during the 1940’s)
Edited and completed at 64,000 words
(Possible plans for a sequel)
Abandoned by her mother and left to be raised by her grandparents, Marilyn King has had a struggle with love since the beginning. There is one person she knows she can always count on though: William Millbrook, the neighbor’s son she grew up with.
But when a new young man starts paying special attention to Marilyn, and the Second World War rips William away, she has to discover who she is when she can be anything she wants. Her strict grandmother, and fear of turning out like her own mother, confines how much she can actually be herself.
A war of her own starts up though when she loses someone she’s always known, and she is forced to find her inner strength—the strength she finds she has through God alone. Will she discover it is safe to be herself as long as she measures by God’s standards, or will the fear in every aspect of her life hold her back from her true potential?
The Masquerade Maid
Cinderella retelling set in a fictional medieval land.
Completed around 80,000 words
You can read this one of my blog!
Prince Chopelin has been groomed for the throne Eridonces since birth. His twenty-first birthday is approaching, though, and with it looming closer, the pressure to choose a wife increases. With someone after his life, and the ever increasing threat of war, Chopelin can’t help but wrestle with continual feelings of discontent.
Elinora has always felt ignored by her father, until one day he announces he is going to Eridonces and she is coming with him. While at the castle, Elinora keeps to herself until her father volunteers her to help the maids. While working in the castle she has several run-ins with the prince, which starts her wondering how life would be different if she wasn’t just a maid.
Life throws Elinora and Prince Chopelin unexpected heartbreak and challenges, but will they be able to find contentment in their life or always be looking for something new?
And many ideas and pieces of novels! 🙂 Like I said, tell me a little about your story!