Finally! Few things frustrate me more then reading how the hero is inexplicably drawn to the heroine. It makes little to no sense to me. But here, the hero is, in a very real-life way, drawn to the heroine’s action. Now that, makes a lot of sense! Well done, Katy, thank you for keeping it real!
The book is A Heart Held Captive by Katy Eeten, a Contemporary Christian Romance just released.
Physical therapist Cole Pearson has had his share of shallow relationships. But a year spent focusing on God opened his eyes to what he really wants in life. When he learns that ER nurse Emily Jenkins has volunteered to pay for a foster child’s therapy, he is inexplicably drawn to her generous spirit. If only he can convince her to take things beyond their casual conversations at the clinic.
Emily is a prisoner to her past mistakes and insists on paying a price God never asked her to pay. When she finally allows herself to grow closer to Cole, her faulty theology is shattered and her wounded heart begins to mend. But when tragedy strikes, Emily is sent into a tailspin. Can Cole help her grasp the freedom of God’s grace, or will she revert back to the captivity of her old ways and shut Cole out of her life for good?
Chatting with the Author
Katy Eeten lives in southeast Wisconsin with her husband and their two sons, ages ten and eight, despite not loving the long, cold winters. Writing has long been her passion, and she now has three published works to her name. When she’s not working at her full-time job or writing, Katy enjoys taking walks or bike rides, baking, and spending time with her family.
Here’s Katy! Thank you for being with us today!
Thank you for hosting me on your blog today! I’m excited to answer some questions and share more about my new release, A Heart Held Captive.
What genre do you write in, and why?
I write contemporary Christian romance because I love happy endings! Creating a story where a godly relationship can develop in the midst of everyday messes is energizing for me, and I hope others benefit mentally and spiritually from my words as well.
What is the hardest part of the writing or editing process for you?
One of the hardest parts is knowing when a sentence or scene doesn’t sound right—doesn’t flow—but being unable to pinpoint the reason. Also, the time spent editing can be intense. Since I have a full-time job and two kids at home, finding time to revamp scenes and meet my editor’s deadlines can be a challenge.
What is your favorite childhood book?
I’ve always loved The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. In fact, there is a reference to this book in my new release, A Heart Held Captive. It’s not said by name, but anyone familiar with the story will certainly recognize what’s being described 😊
Who is your favorite character in your latest book?
Hmm, I think it’s always easiest to choose the hero or heroine, but trying to think outside the box … I would say Maria. She’s Cole’s sister-in-law, and she doesn’t beat around the bush. She’s friendly, spunky, and encouraging.
What is your favorite scene in your latest book?
My favorite scene is when Cole and Emily are talking on the porch swing. It’s the first time Emily starts letting down her guard, and it really propels their relationship forward. I truly enjoyed writing that scene!
If you couldn’t write, and money wasn’t an issue, what would your dream job be?
It might sound quirky, but I would love to come up with questions and puzzles for game shows, like Wheel of Fortune or Family Feud. So fun!
What are three things people might not know about you?
I’ve been called to jury duty five times (and I’m not even 40! I was on three trials before the age of 30).
I once threw out the first pitch at a Milwaukee Brewers game—part of an academic achievement school program.
I tend to talk and walk (and, as it turns out, kill imaginary flying spiders) in my sleep. As a teenager, I once took a shower at three in the morning before I finally “awoke” from my daze. Ha!
Thanks again or having me, Vivi!