Wednesday, 3 August 2011

When you ask – Be prepared to receive.

When you ask the Lord from the depths of your heart what He wants you to do with your life, hold on, because you’re in for one incredible journey. Looking back now, I don’t know why it never occurred to me that my over-active imagination and love of stories would translate into being a writer. I know I always loved to tell tales; the three story saga of “Hamburger and Hot Dog” written in the third grade can attest to that. I can only say that the world got in the way. It was only after I truly desired from the depths of my soul to seek the Lord’s will, and to do something that was purely for Him, that I was led to write. The discovery of Christian romance novels sealed the desire (thank you Mary Hawkins). I set about writing a story that I wanted to read: one with drama, mystery and the most heart-rending romance. But, most of all, I wanted a story with characters that would show how wonderful our Lord is. Not in a ‘beat you over the head’ way, but in the perfect way He works His miraculous will, transforming all things for the good of those who love Him. Such is my first novel ‘Back to Resolution’. I can only be honest: I wrote it for myself. However, the thought that the Lord will use it to reveal Himself to others is the most rewarding part of its existence. I feel a great privilege to be an Aussie Christian Author. To count myself among this number of truly talented and God inspired individuals, is an awesome blessing. I look forward to many more years of entertainment, teaching and witness from our Aussie writers, and hopefully my work will be a support to this extraordinary group.

Bay Anders is lost. She enjoys every privilege a wealthy upbringing affords, but the void in her soul refuses to be filled. Her mother’s dying revelation drives Bay to the brink of self destruction, before a move to Australia changes everything. She embarks upon a search for
her father that leads her to his island home, into a hazardous melting pot of hostile locals and a mystery – her father’s disappearance. The only person who can help her is a strong, self-assured and intensely magnetic man. Bay must fight an overwhelming attraction to stay focused on her goal.

Flynn McKenna is hiding from the world. A past filled with mistakes drove him to withdraw from society and live in seclusion. But the arrival of a woman he cannot avoid shatters his solitary existence. As the search for Bay’s father unites them, can he resist his desire for her?

It becomes a race against time as developers try to take over the island.

From the glittering streets of LA, to the beautiful Daintree forest in North Queensland, to the idyllic island ‘Resolution’, Back to Resolution is a romantic mystery that shows how far a little faith can go.

Rose Dee’s debut novel 'Back to Resolution' is a
wonderful combination of romance,
drama, mystery and an insight into
finding faith and where you belong.
Available: November 2011

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  1. I love hearing how the Lord led us all into the writing sphere! Step by step, it dawns on us that we really are story-tellers even before we hold that first published book in our hands! And your soon-to-be-released novel sounds like a truly fascinating story, Rose.

  2. Great first post, Rose. I love hearing the stories behind the stories.

    Isn't it wonderful how God can use anything we do, for His glory?

    Congratulations on your first novel. I can't wait to get my hands on it. :)

  3. I love it when it dawns on us that rather than being pure self-indulgence, fiction writing is actually God's heart and plan for us. The love of it is just one of His signs that we're meant to.
    Lovely cover. Rose, would you consider a 'book swap' with me? I ask everyone.

  4. I have often heard (or read) that the best writing comes from writing what we ourselves would like to read. :) YOur new book sounds like it has a great start already.
    I'm curious to know what you're writing now that Back to Resolution is out of your heart.

  5. Yet another book to add to my list. It sounds like you write what I love to read. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

  6. Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to getting a copy in November. I love that you write from the heart with God leading the way.

  7. Congratulations on your novel... I look forward to reading it. xx

  8. Well done Rose. Enjoyed hearing the old but new truths of God's amazing adventures - the ones He takes us on when we say 'Yes, Lord'. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the writing adventure! :)

  9. It’s a strange feeling waiting for that novel to come out – a kind of limbo, especially as it also incorporates a huge learning curve. So thank you all for your comments and encouragement. Paula – I would love to do a book exchange with you – we must get in touch via other means to communicate more on it. And Penny, I always planned three books in a series – I have finished the second manuscript that is a run on story from Back to Resolution, and it will be up to Rochelle if she wants to pick it up. I have also started on the third story. I can’t let my characters go just yet. xo

  10. Great post, and congratulations on your release! I love it that you can't let your characters go! A true sign they've more to say and do. Looking forward to reading it and more of what's to come in the days ahead! :)

  11. Hi Rose Dee,
    I think waiting is the hardest part of writing. All the best with your book.
    Jennifer Ann