Faith, Hope, Love, and
1. What is the genre of your book?
It’s Christian inspirational women’s fiction.
2. What was the motivation behind writing this story?
It started out with my love of reading really good stories. I can read a novel a day when a book really captures my attention. I would look at the title of a book, be intrigued, read the blurb about it, be even more intrigued, and then get the book. What I found, however, is that more and more authors are resorting to filling their pages with obscene language and situations that I find deeply offensive. The plots may have merit, but when it’s pockmarked with filth, I lose interest and feel like I’ve been duped into supporting that with my purchase. So I decided to write the kind of story I would love to read.
3. Are there any parallels in your own life with the main character, Faith?
There are some – I grew up in a poor, single mom family. Just like every other woman out there in America, I also have struggled with my self-worth. The depth of Faith’s challenges is her own, however, I have come across a large number of women in the past number of years that can relate very easily to Faith.
4. Who are you trying to reach with the story and message?
There are so many broken women that refuse to see themselves through God’s eyes and heart rather than a mirror and a scale. I want to reach these women and help them be healed through His love. I want to reach every woman out there that struggles with their own self-worth and the damage that our lives and experiences can cause us. We are worth so much more than we can possibly imagine and yet the world beats us down every single day, if we allow it to.
5. Do you have any other novels in the works?
Absolutely! I am working on at least three other novels right now. Two of them are concepts at this point and I am actively writing one. Writing is a very creative and deeply personal work of the mind and the heart. I want to only provide a final product that I can be proud of and confident in. It takes not only the ability to write an engaging story, but also a lot of prayer that God will be honored in what I write. Jesus used story-telling to convey life principles, so I humbly follow in His footsteps with my novels.
You can visit Cari on her website at www.carischaeffer.com
or check her out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chef.c.schaeffer?fref=nf
Her novel is available as a print book and e-book on:
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Apple iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id881110270
Check out the latest reviews on Amazon, as well.
5 Star review:
This book made me laugh, cry and most of all renew my faith. I am so eager for
more! This book was as real and true as can be. I felt every ache Faith had
with her struggles, the closeness of friendship amongst the women in the book
and the need to pray along with Julie and Ben. At this point in my life this
book is just what I needed. Please tell me you have more on the way?! Great Job
Cari!! By Linda Kibbee on June 13, 2014