To celebrate the upcoming release of Fatal Homecoming, I’ve invited author Lisa R Mayer to share her thoughts about the novel’s themes. Lisa’s debut novel, The Aletheian Journeys: The Arrow Bringer, releases March 19, 2019, through Write Integrity Press. Welcome, Lisa!
Fatal Homecoming by Stacey Weeks is a fast-paced mystery thriller packed with intrigue, danger, romance, and, yes, even some life lessons. It’s a much-needed reminder that no matter how tough life gets, our God is tougher.
Jessie Berns and Rick Chandler are good people who experience bad things. And before the end of Fatal Homecoming, they will experience many more difficulties. The thing about Jessie and Rick, though, is that they never lose sight of God. They never stop trusting Him or loving Him, and that’s an inspiration for all of us.
Bad things happen to good people, but that doesn’t mean our God isn’t good, or that He doesn’t care. It’s an easy thing to say, but it’s a hard concept to grasp until it happens to us. When we are forced to face hardships, we ask: Does God care? If He does, why didn’t He stop it? Where is God when bad things happen?
God has been by our side the entire time.
We hold on to the truth that God never leaves us, even when it’s a hard truth to hold. No matter what happened, Jessie and Rick persevered; they kept fighting, and they kept hoping and waiting on God. They didn’t give up. They believed that things could be better. They believed that God was going to get them through it.
We all need to hear that truth. God will get us through. We may not understand how He’ll do it, or why He does it a certain way, but He always, always, always provides perfectly for His children.
We are Overcomers
Jessie and Rick eventually overcome their battles. How about you? Are trails testing your faith? What have you overcome? Addiction? Grief? Mental health issues? Do you feel unloved? Are you fighting personal demons? Just like Jessie and Rick, you are stronger and more capable than you realize if you have God because His strength is perfect. No matter what, no matter how you suffer, I promise that God loves you fiercely.
Jessie and Rick experienced danger and mystery in Fatal Homecoming, but it is their pasts, their hardships, their human failings, and everything that makes them who they are that resonates with us. They show us that life is about growing closer to God, even when it’s hard, even when we lose faith, even when we think that He doesn’t care.
It’s about turning to God and knowing that nobody has ever cared more.
Fatal Homecoming releases on Feb 5th and those who purchase ON THE RELEASE DATE can receive a free short story, The Girl He Never Knew. Email proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org and the publisher will send you the short story on the next business day.
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Lisa R Mayer is excited to be part of the Write Integrity Press family. She is beyond thrilled for her first book, The Aletheian Journeys: The Arrow Bringer, to be released on March 19, 2019. She has anxiety and OCD and is a proud mental health warrior. In her free time, Lisa enjoys hanging out with her husband, Rich, and her fur-baby, Scooby, catching up on her reading list, watching her favorite shows and movies, bike-riding, traveling, and going on adventures. Stay up to date with Lisa and her publishing news at the links below.
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