The Heart Seekers Series is complete and in print! Way back when these stories were brand new as e-books, each of the stories had extras included here on Faith Driven Fiction. Well, those articles are back!
First up is Mara’s journal. In the novella, A Dozen Apologies, Mara Adkins, a promising fashion designer, has fallen off the ladder of success, and she can’t seem to get up.
In college, Mara and her sorority sisters played an ugly game, and Mara was usually the winner. She’d date men she considered geeks, win their confidence, and then she’d dump them publicly. When Mara begins work for a prestigious clothing designer in New York, she gets her comeuppance. Her boyfriend steals her designs and wins a coveted position. He fires her, and she returns in shame to her home in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where life for others has changed for the better.
Mara’s parents, always seemingly one step from a divorce, have rediscovered their love for each other, but more importantly they have placed Christ in the center of that love. The changes Mara sees in their lives cause her to seek Christ. Mara’s heart is pierced by her actions toward the twelve men she’d wronged in college, and she sets out to apologize to each of them. A girl with that many amends to make, though, needs money for travel, and Mara finds more ways to lose a job that she ever thought possible.
Mara stumbles, bumbles, and humbles her way toward employment and toward possible reconciliation with the twelve men she humiliated to find that God truly does look upon the heart, and that He has chosen the heart of one of the men for her to have and to hold.
Mara’s journal, originally thought to be a private matter, has been exposed and shared for all to see. While it’s specifically to enhance the chapters of the book, it’s entries hold a little story all their own.
- December Dear Journal
- January Mara’s Journal: Road Trip
- February Mara’s Journal: Still Job Hunting
- March Mara’s Journal: Nannying
- April Mara’s Journal: Demonstrater
- May Mara’s Journal: Waiting
- June Mara’s Journal: Merchandising
- July Mara’s Journal: Stable
- August Mara’s Journal: Handy
- September Mara’s Journal: Groomed
- October Mara’s Journal: Courier
- November Mara’s Journal: Gobble
- December Mara’s Journal: Wrapper
- January Mara’s Journal: Horsing Around
Your Turn: Have you ever kept a journal? Did anyone else ever read it?