Thursday, October 1, 2015

An Inspiring Underling: Fictitious Friday

Good Morning to you!

**We have a number of entries in our giveaway already! If you commented last week, then comment below for a second entry! If you haven't entered the drawing yet, all you have to do is like my FB page then let me know in a comment below with an answer to our question of the day!

It was a wretched morning over half a century ago for a certain traitor to the throne. But today, on this
Fictitious Friday, you'll get another glimpse into the heart of my protagonist, the reprieved Lady Jane Grey Dudley. Surprisingly Will Shakespeare almost fifty years her junior, has captured her struggle in yet another verse:

So much to discover in this brewing conspiracy! If you would like to gain more insight into the construction of this twist, please read my blog post here (It was featured this week on Tudor Weekly).

If you want to gain an entry in my GIVEAWAY (coffee and a good novel anyone?), answer this question--a bit more uplifting than the bard's message today:

What fictional or historical character has inspired you to be a better person or to pursue a certain dream?

Mine has to be Lady Jane Grey Dudley. I discovered her story on the brink of my own spiritual journey as a young adult. Her devotion and love for the reform inspired me to be a loyal believer...which makes the novel I have written about her, all the more heart-wrenching and heart-growing, because she is given a choice that goes against all she stood for.

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!


  1. The person who stands out the most is Corrie ten Boom.

    When I read her book, The Hiding Place, I was amazed and challenged spiritually by her willingness to let Jesus and His grace override the (understandable) hatred toward her Nazi captors.

    Forgiveness. If she can forgive what happened to her, then so can I the trivial hurts I carried around. She lives Jesus and grace, and I pray I can, too.

    Hope you have a good weekend!

  2. Oh wow, that sounds like an amazing book! I will have to read it. Thanks for stopping by, Kerry! Have a great weekend too!

  3. I don't know if she counts as an historical character or not, but Elizabeth Bennett is the true definition to me of a girl who's comfortable in her own skin whether she has a guy in her life or not. She's the type of friend that I'd want to have around to make sure my head is on straight, someone who can love even when she's been hurt herself. I also liked your Facebook page! Hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!!

    1. Thanks, Abby! Yes, Elizabeth Bennett is certainly a historical character! She would be a great friend! You are entered in the drawing!

  4. Kerry, I agree. Sounds like a great book. I have recently been inspired by Hosea in the Old Testament. He loved his wife and took her back after she betrayed him. She didn't deserve it, Hosea just loved her. I want to love like that.

    1. Yes, Hosea is an amazing lesson! Have you read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers? GREAT book that mirrors Hosea. Thanks for stopping by!