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Love’s True Calling Book Excerpt!

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Book: Love’s True Calling

Authors: Lori DeJong

Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance

Release date: June 27, 2023

After years of jumping through other people’s hoops to be all they thought she should be, and enduring a tragedy no mother should, self-described “newbie” Christian, Harper Townsend, has finally found her true calling … and her true love. Until it appears that to follow one may mean leaving the other behind.


Adolescent Psychologist, Wyatt McCowan, is beyond delighted to have the-girl-that-got-away back in his life, and his heart. But even as they fall more in love, he realizes that being obedient to God’s calling on each of their lives may pull them apart. She rejected him once in favor of another, which left him hurt and angry. But this time, he can’t fault her for following hard after the God she loves with all her heart, even if it means leaving him once again.Will Ryan return to his faith and stay with her in Sweetheart or leave when the election ends?


Book Excerpt


If she didn’t know better, she’d assume he’d always played the part of Big Man on Campus.

“The internship would take place your first semester senior year. Competition is fierce and expectations high, so decide now how seriously you take your studies, because that will be a big factor in determining who’s awarded the placement. Beginning with this class and your final essay. Take a flyer if you’re interested, but it would behoove all of you to think hard about the opportunity. Any questions before we head into the first chapter?”

When the dwindling stack made its way to Harper, she took one and scanned over the contents while Wyatt—that is, Dr. McCowan—answered questions. She shook her head. Interning at The Brackett Institute, one of the premier mental health research facilities in the country, would be a huge boost to her professional future. And maybe her parents would at last have some hope in her.

Dropping the class now wasn’t an option if she wanted to make an impression on Dr. Vance. No, she’d have to stick it out. And pray her hunky professor had let go of the past better than she had.

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About the Author

Lori enjoys writing stories full of grace and the redemptive power of God’s love that inspire hope, joy, laughter, and perhaps even touch a soul or two to get to know Him better. She resides in Georgetown, Texas, with her husband and two fur-babies and is the mother of one grown daughter. Love’s True Calling is the 2022 winner of the ACFW Genesis Award for Romance.