Today we’ve got the fabulous Beth Williamson here talking about her awesome historical western romance – The Redemption of Micah. She’s graciously offering up a copy of Micah and a gorgeous handcrafted necklace her very talented husband made. I’ve seen his work up close and it’s so very lovely.
When Lauren announced her Laid Bare contest for her blog, I knew right away what I would give away and why. You see, the recent release of my book The Redemption of Micah has a wonderful heroine named Eppie.
The Redemption of Micah is a story about self-forgiveness, but also about embracing who you are. Eppie has a sketchy past, and a fractured present, a woman caught between what she can’t remember and what she’s afraid to face in front of her. Eppie had always been full of life, and never started a day without wearing bright colors. After all, what’s life without bright colors? I think she chose the colors because it reminded her of the beauty and hope that life had to offer.
Eppie awakens in the book from a three year long coma to discover she cannot remember who she is or who the man at her beside is, nor the little girl who claims to be her daughter. Eppie’s journey to self-discovery begins in the bedroom she awakens in. What she doesn’t realize is she automatically begins selected those bright colors again to wear.
However, Micah, the man who loves her desperately, recognizes it and knows that Eppie is beneath the confusion somewhere. They have to get to know each other all over again, fall in love again, and overcome a great number of obstacles beginning with the fact Eppie is a mulatto and Micah is white.
Life couldn’t be more complicated for Eppie and Micah and somehow, they find a way to make it through the mess. Eppie might not ever remember who she is, but she accepts who she’s become and the love Micah has for her.
People may think I’m too much of an optimist in general, but I love bright colors too. I think particularly for folks who have had really dark times, the brighter the color the better. If we can’t heal ourselves, who can? Perhaps the bright pink of Eppie’s necklace will bring you brightness of spirit and good luck.
Here’s Today’s Question:What do y’all think? Do you think colors can have an effect on our moods, our outlook on life, even our behavior?
ONCE UPON A TIME, THEY LOVED EACH OTHER
Nothing about the room that Eppie awakens in feels like home—not the furnishings, the ill-fitting clothes, or the Colorado sunlight streaming in through the windows. And certainly not the stranger with long dark hair and silver eyes who claims to have been waiting for her for three long years.
Micah Spalding has spent each day hoping that Eppie would open her eyes and return to him. Yet the Eppie he loved was spirited and outspoken—utterly different to this reserved, aloof woman. Since her injury, Eppie has no memory of Micah or their daughter, or of a passion that was powerful enough to defy every convention. And though his scent and touch trigger something deep within her, Eppie can’t bring herself to believe in him.
Once, when war between his countrymen had almost broken him, Eppie brought Micah back to life. Now he must find a way to reach through the distance between them and remind her of everything they once shared, and prove that he has belief enough for both of them…
Today’s question is above, toward the top of the post. A winner will be chosen from the comments tomorrow at noon pacific! Good luck and remember, all winners must claim their prize within THREE days or I will dre-draw!