Girl loses hope. Boy offers hope. Life renewed. Romance sublime.
House-sitting on a tranquil beach should offer the solace Lauren Tate needs to get over the death of her parents. Why is she stuck?
Jack Wheeler can’t get over the feeling that God sent him to teach in Pensacola for six months before he heads to the mission field for a short-term adventure. When he meets Lauren, he’s struck by the sadness in her eyes. Lauren needs him, and he’s got the answers that can change her life.
Lauren isn’t too sure she wants to be fixed by Jack. But no one ever loved Lauren the way Jack loves…with no thought for himself.
Can God really be like that?
More than anything, Jack wants to romance Lauren away, but that wouldn’t heal her spirit. What he learns about sacrificial love might break his heart, if Lauren doesn’t find her way to God.
The mission field is harsh and unforgiving. If Jack fails with Lauren, what’s to say he has anything to offer a people group so poor they can’t buy food? That is, if he lives to share. The local drug-runners don’t take kindly to missionaries. When Jack disappears in the jungles of Honduras, Lauren has to face her fears all over again. Can she trust that God has blessings in store for her and Jack, or has He once again taken everything away?
For the first time in her life, Lauren is ready to let God truly be the very air she breathes.
Wind on the Sand is a Christian romance of approximately 193 print pages, the first in the Winds of God series. Each novel is stand-alone and can be read in any order.
Read the first chapter here.
5.0 out of 5 stars Winds on the Sand, July 21, 2013
By Karen F. Smith – This review is from: Wind on the Sand (The Winds of God Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
This is a great read. The situation is very real. The characters are well developed. The plot moves along at a nice pace and makes you want to keep reading. There is a gripping twist in the plot which will make you want to keep reading until it is resolved.
All in all, an excellent read.
5.0 out of 5 stars Winds of Sand, a beautiful journey!, November 16, 2013
By SAmos “steve_amos” – This review is from: Wind on the Sand (The Winds of God Book 1) (Kindle Edition) (Sheena)
Being in love with a woman who isn’t a Christian when you are a missionary is more difficult than most people would think. Felicia Mires writes about it brilliantly in this in this intense novel about Jack and Lauren. Again I found her book hard to put down and had to finish it before I went to sleep.
Lauren feels she can take care of herself and has been doing a good job, but when she is opens up to her inner feelings she feels lost.
Jack feels lead to everything he has done in his life, from college degrees to serving in the mission field. He is a professor at the “old age” of 31 when he literally runs into Lauren on the beach one evening. He feels something for her and the lost look in her eyes.
Jack soon learns that Lauren isn’t a Christian, but he still feels drawn to her. He knows that a romantic relationship is not Gods plan because it doesn’t fit God’s word. He is leaving in six months to teach on the mission field and that just wouldn’t work, would it?
Felicia Mires has a way of writing that shows God’s plans are not always ours and uses romance to draw a beautiful picture. We never know what route God will take to make us come to Him or show us He is always in control. In Winds on the Sand we get to take the journey with Lauren and Jack to see what God has in store for them. Thank you Felicia, can’t wait for the next book!
5.0 out of 5 stars Did not expect this, June 28, 2013
By Jan of Queens (NYC) – This review is from: Wind on the Sand (The Winds of God Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
I am a Christian and I like Christian romance but most of the time it turns out to be boring and overly preachy or way off mark with Christianity. I have found this book to be interesting from the first page. Wow, it held my attention throughout, especially with Jack’s total Christian manner and I really like that his first love and commitment was the Lord. A marriage with three beings is bound to work, Christ being the first love of both parties. (Yes, my marriage is 30 years and counting, with the same concept). This is a really beautiful book, but I think the end was a little too abrupt. P.S. we even sing the song mentioned at our Church. I will look for more work by this Author.