Friday, February 22, 2013

'Untangling the Knot' Super Book Blast!

Deanne Wilsted

I did what?”

Twenty-eight year old Gabriella Bessu is St. Therese’s meticulous wedding ceremony coordinator. So the fact that she has mistakenly signed her newest couple up for an annulment, rather than a wedding, sends her Catholic guilt into overdrive.

But who can blame her? The groom is gorgeous and his two kids tug at Gabriella’s heart in a way that overcomes all her best intentions. Before long she’s in over her head, fixing her mixed-up plans and helping the children and dad come to terms with their haunting grief for the mother and wife they lost years earlier.

Can Gabriella untangle her own fears and accept the messy life that God has handed them?

Read an excerpt:
Gabriella heard Mandy’s screech all the way down the corridor. Oh no! That didn’t sound good. She’d sort of thought Mandy appeared wound up when they had first arrived at the office but she couldn’t imagine what would have made her explode like that.

She didn’t have to wait long to find out. Seconds later, Mandy stormed into her office pointing a piece of paper at her like a gun. Within moments, Ryan and Fr. O’Shea followed her through the door, Ryan seeming confused and Fr. O looking apologetic.

“There is no way . . .. I can tell you, NO WAY that Tina would have said I was not ready to get married. This is beyond crazy.” She turned to Fr. O’Shea and waved her arm in Gabriella’s direction.

“Okay, let’s slow down a little, honey.” Ryan tried to calm her. “We need to find out what happened from Gabriella.”

He studied Gabriella questioningly, but she could only stand mute, shaking her head.

“Bri, you took Tina’s statement, right?”

Gabriella nodded her head.

“Did she say anything to you to make you think”—Fr. O. stopped and gently took the paper from Mandy’s manic grasp—“that Mandy might not be prepared for being a wife or mother.”

Author Bio:

With an English teacher for a mom, Deanne Wilsted, grew up reciting conjugation instead of nursery rhymes. Now, forty years later, she's sharing that special skill through her writing and her mothering. Her first book, a contemporary romance called Betting Jessica, was released October 2011. Her second Novel, Untangling the Knot, is due out in February 2013 from Soul Mate Publishing. She is currently marketing her third book for publication and writing her fourth, fifth and sixth while blogging about the crazy stuff she overhears while writing.

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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me today! I'm looking forward to hearing what sorts of tangled up knots your readers have experienced in their lives. I'll check back to answer comments and questions.

    Thank you again,

  2. I was in a love triangle back in college. I'd met my future husband but I had a long time boyfriend at the time. I did tell my boyfriend that I needed a break but there were some judging figuring out my emotions and being stuck between the two. Finally I luckily was smart enough to realized I deserved much better than how my ex boyfriend was treating me and got rid of him once and for all so I could start a relationship with my now husband who is super sweet and a great dad. A dramatic start but 11 years later I can't believe that I almost didn't make the leap, I am lucky.

  3. Hi Shannon...
    Thank you so much for sharing your story. Isn't it weird how it all seems obvious in hindsight, but at the time can be so complicated? I am sure this is how my character, Ryan, is feeling. He is stuck between the fiancee is is promised to and the woman he is falling for.

    I hope you get a chance to read it and see how they work it out... and if so, I truly appreciate all feedback, so let me know what you thought on goodreads, amazon on through my website.

    Thanks so much and all my best to you and your husband:>)

  4. Can't think of any