Allow me to roll out the red carpet for my shero and mentor Pat Simmons. I admire they way she weaves romance around the infallible unchanging Word of God. Don;t believe me just try one of her books. The proof is in the pudding, today I’m bringing you her latest baby~ The Confession
Title of Book: THE CONFESSION
Author: Pat Simmons
Genre: Christian fiction romance
Back cover blurb: Fashion consultant Sandra Nicholson catches the eye of pretty boy Raimond Mayfield whose priorities have evolved over the years to include God first, followed by his business and restoring broken relationships. As the pair get to know each other, they learn they have a lot in common–if only their adult children don’t stand in the way of their happiness and their past secrets don’t come back to haunt them.
This story brings back several beloved characters, including Grandma BB, who is up to usual her shenanigans.
“Excuse me.” The richness of a baritone voice interrupted Sandra Nicholson’s next sip of java as she stared out the window at the Nook Café. Glancing over her shoulder, Sandra expected to see… Well, she didn’t know what she expected, but the good-looking gentleman with defined features wasn’t it.
The mesmerizing voice matched a captivating man. Wow, she thought to herself as he seemed to study her.
“You are one incredibly beautiful woman,” he stated as he towered over the table she shared with her son, who had minutes earlier excused himself to the men’s room.
The stranger’s timing couldn’t have been more precise. A snarl from her overbearing son, and the man surely would have thought twice about stopping. What was taking Kidd so long, anyway?
Without waiting for her response, the distinguished gentleman swaggered out of Nordstrom’s boutique café and disappeared into the store, leaving a trail of his designer cologne as his calling card. His stride had been as confident as his declaration.
Sandra did her best not to ogle, but she conducted a quick assessment in less than sixty seconds. She guessed him to be about six-one or two and would tower over her five-seven frame. Judging from his wavy thick salt-and-pepper curly hair that complemented his brown skin, the man was in his late forties, early fifties. If good genes ran in his family, he could have been hovering over eighty for all she knew. Yet, his confident stride hinted of a man who was youthful and fit. With jaw-dropping looks, she pegged him as a ladies man in his heyday, or even now. Sandra knew how to call them, because she had been charmed by the top-of-the-line Samuel Jamieson. She dismissed the temptation at the same time Kidd reappeared, talking on his cell phone.
“Eva,” he mouthed.
She nodded as he took his seat, then her mind drifted once again to the striking stranger. It wasn’t like she didn’t receive compliments here and there, but it was the commanding way he said it that made her want to pass out and never regain consciousness if it meant he would be in her dreams. Because he said it, Sandra felt beautiful. Maybe it was the highlights in her hair that her daughter-in-law, Talise, insisted she try or maybe it was the ensemble she had meticulously assembled to wear.
“Okay, babe. Don’t worry. I’m on my way.” Lines etched Kidd’s forehead, which put Sandra on alert. No time for whimsical musing as she leaned forward with concern. “Is everything okay?”
“No.” He gritted his teeth. “The car won’t start and Kennedy has a doctor’s appointment. Sorry, Mom, we have to cut our breakfast date short.” He stood and pulled a twenty out his wallet then kissed her cheek. “Are you going to be all right?”
Sandra smiled. “No apologies needed, son. Go see about my grandbaby. She’s your priority.”
“But you’re right up there at the top of my list too.” Snatching his jacket off the back of his chair, he hurried off.
The monthly breakfast treat was her older son’s idea for some one-on-one time. Even though he was married, he still felt obligated to look after her as if she was an ailing out-of-shape granny in her eighties, not a woman who had yet to experience a hot flash.
In her mid-50s, Sandra had regrets in her life. One, she had yet to marry. Even after she repented of her deeds and accepted the salvation outlined in the Book of Acts, God hadn’t blessed her in that way. Second, the man who fathered her two sons out of wedlock wasn’t worth the heartache he caused her. But the Lord had given her two beautiful granddaughters to spoil—one from each son. And she did without any guilt trips from their scolding.
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Pat is the multi-published author of several single Christian titles and eBook novellas, and is a two-time recipient of the Emma Rodgers Award for Best Inspirational Romance. She has been a featured speaker and workshop presenter at various venues across the country.
As a self-proclaimed genealogy sleuth, Pat is passionate about researching her ancestors and then casting them in starring roles in her novels. She describes the evidence of the gift of the Holy Ghost as an amazing, unforgettable, life-altering experience. God is the Author who advances the stories she writes.
Pat is currently overseeing the media publicity for the annual RT Booklovers Conventions. She has a B.S. in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.
Pat converted her sofa-strapped, sports fanatic husband into an amateur travel agent, untrained bodyguard, GPS-guided chauffeur, and administrative assistant who is constantly on probation. They have a son and a daughter.
Read more about Pat and her books by visiting http://www.patsimmons.net or on social media.