Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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Time to Set Sail


love boat bachelor

Write Integrity Press will be posting each day!

It’s time! Woohoo! Tomorrow is the day to read the first chapter of Love Boat Bachelor. My newest publishing credit. See my name??? Whoop!

And right here at Faith Driven Fiction I’ll be posting some confiscated emails that tell the REST of the story!

Here’s the set up:

Romance is a joke.
After the love of Brent Teague’s life came back into his world only to marry someone else, Brent is through with women. He might be through with being a pastor, too. 

Brent was so sure that God brought Mara Adkins home to him so they could marry and live happily ever after. Six months after her wedding to another man, that theory is obviously a dud. If Brent could be so wrong about that, who’s to say he’s not mistaken about God calling him to pastoral ministry?
Tired of watching Brent flounder for direction, Brent’s feisty older sister boots him out of Spartanburg and onto a cruise ship. Brent’s old college buddy manages the ship’s staff, and he’s thrilled to finagle Brent into the role of chaplain for the two-week cruise.
As the ship sets sail, Brent starts to relax. Maybe a cruise wasn’t such a bad idea after all. But there’s just one little thing no one told him. He’s not on any ordinary cruise. He’s on The Love Boat.
What’s a sworn bachelor to do on a Caribbean cruise full of romance and love? He’ll either have to jump ship or embrace the unforgettable romantic comedy headed his way.

But you don’t have to stop at chapter 1! Nope!

On Tuesday, January 27, you can read chapter 2. Then check out chapter 3 on the 28th. Seriously! No strings attached!

In fact, you can read this entire story all the way through until the final chapter. But what’s that about? “You’re going to hook us, then make us buy the book to finish it?” Nope again!

Read The Love Boat Bachelor until the final posted chapter on February 4. Then vote at for your favorite bachelorette! The entire e-book will be FREE – YES FREE, with the final chapter intact! – on February 14!

You’re going to LOVE this story! So much fun to write! So much fun to read! Check out chapter 1 and then come visit here! See what Brent has to say to that sister of his!

Your Turn: Tell me how you like what you’re reading. What type of girl does poor Brent need??


Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

2 thoughts on “Time to Set Sail

  1. Hmm. Let me read chapter one to get to know Brent a tad better. Then I’ll see what I come up with. 😉👍💗