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Friday, April 28, 2017

Guest Author: Toni Shiloh

Who are you, really?

It’s a question that we contemplate sooner or later in life. Sometimes we question our identity because we were raised by a single parent. Other times, we discover a foundational piece of information that rocks our world. Examining ourselves is often uncomfortable and something we’d rather put off.
But we can find comfort that the Great I Am knows exactly who we are. After all, God knows us.
My frame was not hidden from You,

When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought 
in the lowest parts of the earth.”
—Psalm 139:15 NKJV

God knows us and it’s terrifying and reassuring all at once. We can’t hide from Him, but our secrets are still safe in His presence. Unlike people, we can trust God with the knowledge of us.
But that’s not always the case with other people. In my novelette, A Proxy Wedding, Carly James and Damien Nichols have to decide if they’ll share their innermost secrets with another. Can they trust the other to safeguard their secrets? Or will they be let down?
It’s a tough choice to make in life, but with God’s guidance, we can handle the decision and the aftermath, whether good or bad.
Do you feel safe with the knowledge that God knows all?

About the book

Carly James values loyalty and friendship above all. So when her best friend calls asking her to be a proxy bride, she says, ‘yes.’ How hard can it be to say ‘I do’ so that her best friend can be with the one she loves? Only, Carly never counted on the feelings that began to swirl around with the proxy groom.
Damien Nichols likes life lined up from A to Z, but when his best friend calls in a favor, disorder begins to reign. Instead of taking a quick flight to the proxy wedding, he has to take a road trip with the proxy bride. Carly’s free-spirit attitude bumps heads with his meticulous approach to life. As Damien discovers the woman underneath the carefree façade, his emotions become involved.
Will love become real at A Proxy Wedding?

About Toni

Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace, thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.
She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the president of the ACFW Virginia Chapter.


  1. Welcome to C & C, Toni! Great post, and YES, I love knowing my God knows all about me - the good, the bad and the ugly - and loves me anyway! :)

  2. What a wonderful get to know you interview! Your Blog is super lovely, and Toni's book sounds awesome!

    Linda B

    1. Thank you, Linda! I had fun putting this blog together. So glad you like it!

      Toni's book does sound like a wonderful read. I appreciate you visiting C & C!