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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Extravaganza: The Widow's Captive

by Lucette Nel


On the run with two small children and a third due within weeks, Adeline Spencer fears the approaching blizzard will seal their fate. An abandoned cabin is an answer to her prayers. She hopes it will shield them from both the storm and the enraged brother-in-law hot on her tail. But when a stranger knocks at the door, she is convinced they have been found by one of Ward’s lackeys.

Blamed for the death of his friend, Sheriff Jonah Hale is determined to prove himself worthy of his badge, even if it means riding into a blizzard to check on a crazy miner. When Jonah reaches the cabin, he’s caught off guard by a pretty and very pregnant young woman wielding a skillet. Bound to a chair while the storm rages, and as Christmas settles in around them, he must find a way to earn Adeline’s trust…and perhaps her heart.

About Lucette:

Lucy Nel is a coffee addicted work-in-progress daughter of the Lord Almighty. She's a mommy to a rambunctious toddler and wife to her best friend and real-life hero. Along with three spoiled Pugs, they make their home in Gauteng, the smallest of nine provinces in South Africa.

During the day, she's a bookkeeper. At night when the world sleeps, she delves into her passion, creating interesting characters in historical settings.

She's a member of American Christian Fiction and her dream came true when she recently signed a contract with Pelican Book Group for her Christmas themed novella, The Widow's Captive.

One of her favorite quotes about writing is by C.S. Lewis: You can make anything by writing.

Her favorite verse is Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.


First page to last, this story is a wonderful, exhilarating, fast and furious ride…I loved it! Sheriff Jonah—brave, kind and considerate, handsome and sometimes downright huggable—is the picture-perfect hero. Adeline and her adorable kiddies grab the heartstrings right from the get-go, despite their less-than-welcoming first-time encounter with the hunky lawman. Throw in a snowed-in cabin, a baby in a hurry to be born, and a bad guy with a gun and a mean streak, and…well, what’s not to love? THE WIDOW’S CAPTIVE…captivates. Absolutely recommended for readers who love a good cowboy tale, a nice Christian romance, a chunk of charm and a peck of pizzazz.


Which character in THE WIDOW'S CAPTIVE did you most enjoy writing? Why?

Ethan! I love the little dude desperately trying to be a man, while he’s still just a little boy.

What smell do you love most, and why?

Petrichor. (I didn’t know there was a word to describe the smell until I recently saw a post on Facebook.) It’s that scent you get when rain falls on dry soil. I love it; it signifies a fresh and new start.

Please share a verse of scripture that is especially meaningful to you, and why it is special.

Philippians 4:13 (NKJV))—I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

I lost my mother as a teen. All of the sudden up felt down and right felt left. This verse helped me cope with grieving and many other challenges I’ve faced since then.

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