About the Book
Book: A Path to Forgiveness
Author: Lisa M. James
Genre: Christian Fantasy
Release Date: January 21, 2022
Reckless. Extravagant. Wasteful. These were all words that could describe Esther. Thirteen years of careless living had left Esther and her young son destitute. When her husband disappears at night, leaving Esther with the full burden of their debt, Esther has no choice but to claim her husband is dead and enslave herself and her child to stay alive. So severely had she broken the relationships in her life, she never expected a man from her childhood to speak on her behalf and carry the weight of her debt. Yet Esther soon realizes that escaping the demons of her past would not be so easy.
Levi had little interest in seeing Esther again. When a promise to her father leaves him honor-bound to take her as his wife, he struggles with the bitterness he holds toward her for allowing her addictions and selfishness to derail her life. Yet, he could not hide the deep desire within him to be a husband and a father, even to a woman he did not love and a child that was not his by blood.
Discover the story of a reckless woman in A Path to Forgiveness.
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About the Author
Lisa M. James is an independent author, product marketing manager, and former Sunday School teacher. She is also a regular guest blogger for various IT digital publications. She is committed to creating fantastical worlds with clean romances and diverse female leads. Her novels have hit the Amazon Best Sellers list for numerous categories, including: Sword and Sorcery Fantasy, Christian Fantasy, and Christian Romance. Her fictional writing is inspired by Historical Fiction, Fantasy genres, and Biblical Fiction. When not writing, Lisa loves talking about her faith, Disney movies, and football while drinking chai lattes.
More from Lisa
I have always loved historical romances, especially ones that take place in Biblical times. However, I am not a historian and I love to make things up, which is why I write fantasy novels. A Path to Forgiveness was my first venture into Christian Romance set in a Fantasy world. If you enjoy historical romances, you will get a feel of that in the world I created since I am so greatly influenced by Biblical history.
A Path to Forgiveness is a story of repentance inspired by the parable of The Prodigal Son. Esther is a woman who feels unworthy of forgiveness. She believes she deserves to be punished for her choices. Levi is a man from her childhood, who does not disagree with her. His heart has grown hard from his own life experiences. In A Path to Forgiveness, they both go on a journey learning how to accept and receive God’s overflowing mercy and grace. I hope you enjoy reading Esther and Levi’s redemption story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Interview with Lisa
What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?
When I first started writing I wrote this four part novella series which a few years ago I compiled into one novel, The Fifth Kingdom. It’s definitely not perfect and shows my immaturity as an author at the time, but it also shows my first step in being brave and sharing the stories that have come into my heart and mind. Because it’s such a MONSTER novel since it was originally published as four stories, I think it scares people off a little, so I have trouble promoting it.
What was your hardest scene to write?
There is a scene in A Path to Forgiveness where the main character is almost assaulted in front of her child, and she has to fight to protect both of them. It was very difficult imagining that scene and getting into the head of someone facing that horrific situation.
What is your favorite childhood book?
I loved the story Corduroy growing up and it’s consistently the book I buy anytime someone I love has a baby. As I got older I fell in love with Ella Enchanted. I love fairy tale retellings.
What comes first, the plot or characters?
For me it’s the characters. I imagine how I want those characters’ personalities to be and then craft the story around that.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
My best friend taught me how to use a sewing machine a few years ago and I’ve really enjoyed making quilts, especially baby quilts. I’m hoping to learn how to make some more things with confidence.
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