Sweet Rivals by Kari Trumbo: Release Week Party
Sweet Rivals by Kari Trumbo
Fay is about to lose her business…
…to the only guy she’s ever thought might be good for her.
Fay Ravven has spent years building a floral business on Mimosa Island. Too bad a chain florist has moved in right down the street. As her business wanes, she realizes her rival is none other than Corbin Lowel, the very man who swept her heart away at her friend’s wedding.
Corbin knows he’s not good enough for Fay. His friends remind him all the time that, as a florist, he’s not really man enough for anyone. That doesn’t stop him from stepping out of his comfort zone and going to Fay’s store to see if she remembers him. That’s when he discovers that his business is killing hers.
What are rivals to do when they can’t stop thinking about each other? Plan the flowers for someone else’s wedding, of course.
When Corbin and Fay must see each other and work together, will they dive through their pain and reach for the stars? Or will the roses be too prickly for two hurt hearts?
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This week, we’re talking about rivals and romance, specifically, how God has taken our mourning and turned it into something we can celebrate.
So, how has God taken a moment where I mourned and turned it to joy? I’ll admit, I had a hard time coming up with something for this one. It isn’t that God hasn’t, because He has, it’s that my brain works in quirky ways that don’t often help me remember these moments as well as I would like.
But here we go.
Six years ago, my life was quite different from where it is now. I worked as a medical assistant in a doctor’s office and my husband was a county sheriff’s deputy. We thought we’d stay in those jobs forever. I’d wanted to be a stay-at-home-mom since our boys were born, but the time never seemed right.
Out of the blue one day, God gave me the go-ahead. Ten years of prayers and dreams answered. I turned in my two week notice and started counting down.
A few days before my last day at work, my husband lost his job.
I didn’t know what to do. How were we supposed to do this?
The next three years were a struggle. We still struggle, if I’m being honest, but those three years, we came close to losing every last possession. Even our house. It was tough, and I didn’t know if we’d ever see the end, but here we are, on the other side of the valley and climbing out of that pit where we struggled through the mire and the muck and kept looking up at that mountain top just beyond our reach.
Here’s the mourning to glory part. If we’d never gone through that, we would not be where we are today. I would not be an author. My husband would not be working a job he absolutely loves. God knew. He knew what we needed and how we would get there. He never wavered. Never faltered.
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