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Monday, September 29, 2014

Looking Out the Window: Read about Danielle Thorne's New Best-Selling Regency Romance, Proper Attire. She Shares a Beautiful Devotional and Gives Away a Smashwords e-book, Turtle Soup

A Warm Welcome to Danielle Thorne
 
Congratulations on her Best-Selling New Book! A Proper Attire is now available on amazon for 99 cents
 
Go to www.daniellethorne.com to get a FREE Smashwords copy of Turtle Soup
 
 
 
 
If You Had Been There
 
A Devotional by Danielle Thorne
 
I love the stories in the New Testament. We learn so much about the life and mission of Jesus Christ and about His apostles, too. We learn how to apply the principles of the gospel to our lives as we study them.
 
One of my favorite scriptures comes from the New Testament, from my favorite Bible story where Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. The verse says: "And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him." (John 11:15)
 
You may wonder why such a nondescript verse is close to my heart. It is at the core of the story. Jesus knew Lazarus was ill; and when His disciples tried to hurry him toward Bethany, He let them know Lazarus was already dead. He not only doesn't hurry off when He hears his beloved friend is sick, He waits 4 days! By this time, the Jewish customs of burial are all but complete.

Surely some of the disciples must have wondered what good a trip to Bethany would do after so much time. When He arrives, the gut-wrenching accusation falls from Martha's lips, "Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died." She is so certain her brother could have been saved if only the Savior would have come sooner.
 
How often have we said those same words? "Lord, if you'd been there, things would have turned out right…"
 
Those familiar with the story know that Jesus not only wept to share their grief, He raised Lazarus from the dead. This marvelous miracle made it very clear to those who followed Him that He was indeed the Son of God with the power to conquer death. Lazarus died, so that he could be raised. It was an opportunity to convert others to the power and mission of the Savior.
 
Why do I love this story? Because it teaches me that sometimes He waits. Answers to prayers don't always come immediately. Neither does relief from pain and sorrow. I've learned that the Lord sometimes lets us experience hard things, so that He can show forth His hand after the fact. Whether it be a miracle or a lesson, when we come to know all things are done in the Lord's timing, we can practice the faith we need to press forward with confidence even in difficult circumstances.

Bio:
Danielle Thorne is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She believes we are responsible for our own talents and will be accountable to God for what we do with them. She takes responsibility for her work by writing clean, uplifting fiction in the romance and adventure genres. All of her books have uplifting and inspirational endings.
 
Danielle writes from south of Atlanta, Georgia. She is the author of four and five star sweet romantic adventure books, both historical and contemporary. Other work has appeared with Espresso Fiction, Every Day Fiction, Arts and Prose Magazine, Mississippi Crow, The Nantahala Review, StorySouth, Bookideas, The Mid-West Review and much more. Danielle is a former editor for Solstice and Desert Breeze Publishing. Her popular blog, The Balanced Writer, focuses on life and the pursuit of peace and happiness. Currently, she is a freelance copywriter in-between working on her next book and pursuing a second degree.
 
Read more about Danielle and her books here and visit her blog here
 
 
About Proper Attire
 
New Release: Sweet Regency Romance - .99 
An Top 100 Amazon Best Seller
Proper Attire
 
Pressured to marry for money, Julia Scott flees England and a cruel stepmother to determine if the West Indies is the paradise of her dreams. Attacked by pirates and desired by island natives, the only person she can trust is John Smith -- if that's her rescuer's true name. Reaching her uncle's station in English Harbor, Julia must find a way to face her feelings and deal with her traitorous family, a dashing new suitor, and the guardian angel, John Smith, who has no qualms sporting counterfeit names and less than what is proper attire.
 
Click here to buy on amazon


10 comments:

Larry Hammersley said...

I've downloaded Proper Attire and have read the first several chapters. As always with Danielle's novels I was hooked from the beginning. I promise to write a review when I'm finished. I owe an apology to you Danielle as I don't find evidence that I wrote a review of The Privateer. I enjoyed the devotional about Jesus and Lazarus. There are so many wonderful characters in both the Old and New Testament. I like The Shunammite Woman and Urijah, the Hittite. Thanks Gail for having Danielle. I wish you many sales, Danielle.

Larry Hammersley said...

Sorry, I misspelled Uriah's name and couldn't edit it.

Miss Mae said...

Oh, I love that blurb and "John Smith's" reference to proper attire. LOL

Danielle, you are so good at creating adventures with pirates, far away settings, and delicious heroes and heroines. I'm not surprised that this is a best seller already!

Wonderful tributes to your excellent writing, as well, with your work featured in such prominent magazines. :)

The very best to you. You are one talented and terrific lady.

Danielle Thorne said...

Thank you, Larry. I appreciate your kind words & thoughts. It's amazing how we can always learn new things rereading scripture stories.

Danielle Thorne said...

Thank you Miss Mae!

Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Hi Danielle! I love your devotional. It was so beautifully written and it touched my heart. I'm looking forward to our interview about this new book.

Gina said...

Wonderful devotional, Danielle! I'm looking forward to reading "Proper Attire" - I've loved every book you've written. Your versatility is amazing. Wishing you much happiness and many sales :-)

June Foster said...

I enjoyed reading your devotional about when Jesus' delay in the healing of Lazareth. True enough, waiting can be hard, but faith in our risen Savor and God, Jesus Christ, carries us through the tough times. Wishing you many sales.

Danielle Thorne said...

Thanks for visiting Linda, Gina, and June. I appreciate your thoughts and comments about my thoughts on the story of Lazarus. Also, thanks for checking out my new release. Support appreciated! ;)

Shanna Hatfield said...

Beautiful post, Danielle. Thank you for sharing it!