Why I Wrote Hometown Reunion

This was such a fun story to write. It is about love’s second chance for Darcy and Jax. And Jax’s son, almost “thwee”-year-old Brody is the most adorable child character I’ve ever written. Yet there were deeper issues that each character had to grapple with.

Like Jax, have you ever struggled with guilt? Which have you found harder—to forgive someone else or to forgive yourself? Neither are easy. Or like Darcy, have you ever felt second best or second choice? Have you ever felt second best or second choice?

Whenever you’re feeling second choice, read Isaiah 43 to see how much God loves you. He has redeemed you and called you by name. You have a place all your own in God’s heart. You have been chosen —you are His.

And what about dealing with guilt? True guilt drives us to repentance and helps us find our way back to what is right. False guilt, however, brings only condemnation with no way out. True guilt leading to repentance brings freedom and healing. False guilt paralyses and enslaves.

This is a heavy burden we were never created to shoulder. Jesus took the heavy load of sin on the cross so that you don’t have to. He is the only one who can be our burden-bearer. It is in the laying down of our burdens that we find rest and peace in Him. I hope you will accept His invitation to come so that you, too, might experience true freedom, healing and restoration.

May we all find the strength to finally accept what is past, to fully embrace the present and to look to the future with hope-filled eyes.

I hope you have enjoy taking this journey with me, Brody, Darcy and Jax.

Hometown Reunion will be the final book of the seven in the Kiptohanock series. Thank you for allowing me to share with you a very special place and people dear to my heart on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Thank you for being such faithful readers. I hope you will continue the journey with me in my next series of Love Inspired books, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

Happy reading,


Though each of the Kiptohanck books are stand-alone, for the complete list look for the Love Inspired caption,  and visit Lisa Carter Author Books.

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