Winner of our New Novels Competition of 2009, Embracing Change is a story of personal challenge. When Sarah Johnson’s fiancé is killed by a hijacker in South Africa, Sarah carries out his wish to continue with their plan and moves to New Zealand, taking his ashes to scatter there. In her grief she hasn’t counted on her gradual healing coming from two unexpected sources: Jesus Christ, and His new plan for her: Joel Baxter. But will Joel’s old flame, Mandy, succeed in destroying Sarah’s fragile progress in both her spiritual and earthly paths? And will she ever break free of the oppressive power still held over her by the hijacker who murdered her fiancé and attacked her, too? It takes a journey halfway back across the world for Sarah to face her demons, and finally forgive.
THE AUTHOR: Debbie Roome was born and raised in Zimbabwe and later spent fifteen years in South Africa. In 2006 she moved to New Zealand with her husband and five children. Writing has been her passion since the age of six and she loves to write stories that touch people’s lives and turn them towards God. Her major writing achievements include the trophy for Runner-up to the Writer of the Year, South Africa, 2004; placing second out of 8000 in the FaithWriters.com “Best of the Best” contest for 2007; and receiving the trophy from the South African Writers’ Circle for the best self-published book of 2007. Debbie’s writing has also opened doors for public speaking and she is often asked to share her life story, and her experiences as a writer.
ACCLAIM FOR THIS BOOK:
“Debbie Roome is a sensitive, talented writer who uses her words in fresh powerful ways. Her ability is endorsed by her regular success in the New Zealand Christian Writers Guild competitions and her frequently published work. A master storyteller, Debbie understands why people act as they do. As her stories unfold she draws the reader in, both intellectually and emotionally, promoting true empathy and empowering change. In reading Debbie’s writing you will be both stirred and challenged.”
“There’s one thing I know for certain about Debbie Roome―she sure knows how to tell stories, and that ability has seen her consistently shine in the weekly Writing Challenge at FaithWriters.It’s no surprise when a story by Debbie makes it into the winner’s list. Her ability to get inside a character’s life, and tackle hard issues with sensitivity, really makes her writing stand out. She was the 2nd place winner in our 2007 Best of the Best awards, with her story The Garish Orange Frame―chosen from a field of approximately seven thousand entries that year. This lady’s definitely got talent.”
“Debbie Roome brings a fresh, unique voice to the world of Christian fiction. Her settings are memorable and rich, her characters are three-dimensional, and her love stories are sweet and tender. She’ll quickly become one of your favorite authors, as she has mine.”
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