The Best Laid Plans
I love a story with not only a happily-ever-after ending but also something extra, some moral or lesson or encouragement that gives me a sense of satisfaction for the many hours I’ve invested in reading. That’s why I love Christian fiction! There’s almost always that something more.
In Sheep’s Clothing is my novella in A Bouquet of Brides collection. It was a fun story for me to write because it includes things I enjoy, like raising sheep and spinning wool. Set in Colonial Connecticut, it’s a time period I love for both reading and writing.
My hero is Peter Maltby, a journeyman fuller who comes to Connecticutt Colony from Boston. Peter is running from his past, and hopes to earn respectability so he can return to Boston and rise above his situation there. How often do we wish we could have a do-over in life? It’s easy to relate to Peter and what he’s gone through because we’ve all been there in some form or another. And yet, like with Peter, life doesn’t always flow along with our plans. Peter’s plans go completely off the rails thanks to a local spinster and an orphan lamb. Don’t worry! There is a happily-ever-after for Peter, but it doesn’t look like what he thought it would. He’ll have to face some truths first, but I can’t give a spoiler, so you’ll have to read the story to find out what happens.
To celebrate the release of A Bouquet of Brides collection and my story, In Sheep’s Clothing, I’m giving away one of my signature shawls. To enter, subscribe to my newsletter. I’ll be drawing for The Meadowsweet Shawl at the end of January.
Oh my, Peg! The shawl is gorgeous! Who wouldn’t want to win this? Thank you so much for writing for my blog today and sharing about your novella and this beautiful hand-crafted giveaway item. We live on a small farm and raise American Oxford sheep, so I’m sure I would love your story!
Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. You can connect with her on:
I will see you all next week with the last installment of my Books to Beat the Winter Blues series with author Sarah Varland.