Thursday, December 27, 2018

Looking toward the New Year

In the days after Christmas, I often review what has transpired in the life of my family over the past year.

I reflect on the year's highlights and noteworthy accomplishments. This year—2018—was a wonderful year of new books, family adventures and my oldest daughter's college graduation. Inevitably, this holy season also prompts me to examine how well I've loved others and God. This is what inspired me when I wrote The Christmas Baby, which released last year. (This may be my favorite Love Inspired cover ever for one of my books!)

A pastor once told me that to be happy a person needs three things:

1. Someone to love
2. Something worthwhile to do
3. Something to look forward to

I am very thankful for my family—someone to love. I just turned in the second book in my new Blue Ridge series right before Christmas, and I will begin writing the third novel in January—worthwhile work to do. The first book—His Secret Daughter—will be out in February—something to look forward to. Stay tuned for more details—I really love this cover, too.

I pray that 2019 will be full of God's best gifts to you—someone to love, worthwhile work and a hope-filled future.

Happy New Year,
Lisa Carter

What are you looking forward to in 2019?

As a Southern romance writer, Lisa has definite opinions on serious issues like barbeque, ACC basketball and the whole Pepsi vs. Coke controversy. When she isn't writing, Lisa enjoys traveling to romantic locales. She also enjoys quilting and researching her next romantic adventure.

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  1. Wise words, Lisa and so true. Life is really very simple. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year.

  2. Thank you for sharing that simple but inspirational advice, Lisa. I wish you a very happy 2019.

  3. Looking forward to your new release, Lisa. Happy 2019!

  4. Love this advice, Lisa. And I am so thrilled and inspired by your success as an author. Here's to the belief that 2019 will be the best ever.

    1. Much of my success I owe to you. I am excited about your upcoming book. It will be so good to read another Ramona Richards novel.

  5. I think I need to review your list of three... Lately my life has been complicated. Your adviuce makes it all so simple.
    I do love the cover :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Pamela. Here's to a healthy 2019—physically, spiritually and emotionally.


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