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Congratulations, Lillian, on being a finalist for the prestigious Carol Award. Tell us about Puzzle House.
Puzzle House is the book I never wanted to write!
What??? Let me explain. Rachel Summers, the main character in my new book, Puzzle House, has brain tumors due to Neurofibromatosis Type 2.
That’s what I said when my doctor told me I had brain tumors because of something called Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2 for short) in 2012. The tumors are almost always benign, but there’s two meanings for benign. One being non-cancerous and the other being harmless. The good news is that my tumors are not cancerous, the bad news is they are definitely not harmless.
That’s why I say Puzzle House is the book I never wanted to write. I would never have written it if it weren’t for the brain tumors. But Romans 8: 28 promises that God works all things for the good of those who love Him.
Even brain tumors? Yes, even brain tumors. Recently, I was blessed with the news that Puzzle House is a finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Carol Award. An award for excellence in Christian Fiction.
I won’t know if I’ve won or not until September. Of course, I want to win but the truth is I feel like I’ve already won just by being a finalist. I know everyone says that but now I know it’s true.
In many ways life is like a puzzle—not a box of candy! There’s lot of pieces that have to be put together before you can see the whole picture. Many times we don’t understand why we need a particular piece of our puzzle but God does.
If we trust God with all the puzzle pieces of our life, he will use them to create a thing of beauty.
Life isn’t a box of candy—it’s a puzzle!
Rachel Summers is all about Rachel Summers…until the day she crashes headlong into a semi-truck. As her life hangs in the balance, she has a visitor who asks a very simple question.
Does she want to be healed or to be a healer?
She makes her choice, but the journey doesn’t go quite the way she expected.
And so Rachel now runs Puzzle House. Every guest is different and yet the same. They all come to the Puzzle House for one reason and one reason only—to be healed, usually from a life-threatening illness. Sometimes they receive their miracle, and sometimes they discover there’s more than one kind of healing.
Nia is a fifteen-year-old African-American girl who is dying. The doctors have told her there is nothing else to be done. No more treatments. No more hope. No more life. And she’s angry about that. Very angry. Against her wishes, Nia’s aunt brings her to The Puzzle House.
Together, Nia and Rachel will take a journey that will change both their lives.
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Bio: Lillian Duncan…mysteries, miracles & wonder.
Lillian is a multi-published author who lives in the middle of Ohio Amish country with her husband and a menagerie of pets. After more than 30 years working as a speech pathologist for children, she believes in the power of words to transform lives, especially God’s Word.
Lillian writes the types of books she loves to read—fast-paced suspense with a touch of romance as well as stories that demonstrate the wonder and power of God. To learn more about Lillian, you may visit her at her website or blog. She also has a devotional blog, at www.PowerUpWithGod.comPower Up With God.