Hide not your face from me.
Turn not your servant away in anger,
O you who have been my help.
Cast me not off; forsake me not,
O God of my salvation!
For my father and my mother have forsaken me,
but the LORD will take me in.
I can’t even begin to imagine what it would feel like to be forsaken by my parents. They have always encouraged and supported me. I’m not saying they are perfect, just that they have always been there for me.
I know this isn’t true for everyone. And maybe it isn’t your parents who have left you alone. It could be a friend, husband, sibling… If you have experienced that kind of loss, as long as you are God’s child, have repented of your sin and accepted the forgiveness that Jesus offers, he will not ever leave you. You will never be alone!
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
A Picture Perfect Christmas
by Candee Fick
Series: The Wardrobe Dinner Theater #4
Publication Date November 12, 2018
Genres: Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Colorado Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-24
Written for: Adults
From disowned to daughter to “I do?"
Freelance photographers Liz Foster and Ryan Callahan are finally making plans for their future. And what better time to get married than during the festive holiday season that brought them together? If only Liz’s parents weren’t standing in the way of a picture-perfect wedding.
Spurred on by the ghosts of Christmases past, Dan Foster has already written Liz out of his will, so even attending the wedding—let alone walking his daughter down the aisle—is out of the question. However, this is the season for miracles and Ryan will do anything to make his bride smile.
What will it take to bring this family back together in time for the wedding?
If you like Christmas weddings, family reunions, and happily-ever-afters, then you’ll love this next chapter in The Wardrobe series by Candee Fick. Pick up Picture Perfect Christmas and start celebrating the season today.
(NOTE: This book is a follow-up to Focus On Love and is best understood if read in that order.)
I would like to thank Candee Fick for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: Focus On Love
Liz had been disowned by her parents. DISOWNED!! If you’ve read Focus on Love, you’ll know that it wasn’t because she was a terrible daughter, she just couldn’t do what her dad was asking of her. If you haven’t read it, hurry and read it and then come back and get this one to read.
I really liked Ryan in Focus on Love. In A Picture Perfect Christmas, he was pretty much wonderful. Out of his love for Liz, he risked rejection and derision but didn’t even consider his own feelings in the matter. Though they were not married yet, he knew that he needed to love her as Christ loved the church, that kind of sacrificial, other-seeking love and aspired to that goal.
This was a great conclusion to Ryan and Liz’s romance. It touched my heart and I hope it will touch yours as well.
(You probably could enjoy this as a stand-alone, but I do highly recommend you read Focus on Love first so you get the full story.