The story for Promise Me Forever came after my husband Daniel and I went to a wedding. We sat in the pew for the longest time, everyone glancing at his/her watch and knowing the ceremony was to have begun minutes ago. Finally, about a half hour later, I whispered to Daniel that I was making a run for the ladies room. While in there I overheard a bridesmaid say “The groom hasn’t shown up.” A sinking feeling came over me. The bride was a friend of mine. Back in the pew, I quietly informed Daniel and soon the pastor came forward. He said, “I’m sorry friends. There won’t be a wedding today.” Feeling stunned and heartbroken for my friend, Daniel and I left the church and climbed into our minivan. As we drove a way, onto the freeway, a thought began to form. I turned to Daniel and said, "I know this was devastating for my friend but...it'd make a great novel!"
Promise Me Forever was published by Heartsong Presents and then reprinted by Barbour Publishing in a collection called Wisconsin.