Would you Rather…
…Would you rather be a master of every musical instrument or be fluent in every language?
Jessica: I’d rather be fluent in every language because I’d love to travel all over the world. I’ve been to Thailand and the worst part wasn’t the food or heat but the language barrier.
Gabe: I’d say fluent in every language. I’m a pastor and I’d love to be able to share the Gospel easily to whomever I encounter or if I travel on the mission field. I was with Jessica in Thailand and I agree. Also, she was worse than I was at catching on.
Audrey: I want to be a master of every instrument. Sometimes I feel like I have no talent. Playing every single instrument would give me the opportunity to do something amazing. Plus music transcends every language.
…only be able to whisper or only be able to shout everything?
Jessica: I’m going to say whisper. I’m already too loud! Besides, I’ve found that people hush when you whisper and ignore you when you yell. Or maybe that’s just my family. Ha!
Gabe: Whisper. It’s the still small voice that can be heard.
Audrey: I’m beyond loud. And quite frankly, I like it. So I’m going with shouting. It’s just fun.
… go forward or back in time?
Jessica: Forward. I like moving toward something not going backwards. Looking ahead is exciting. Going back, while there are things I’d like to change, seems dreadful. Blech.
Gabe: Forward. We can’t change our past, but we can learn from it and shape our future. Plus, I believe if we ask, we’re forgiven our past mistakes. Every day, to me, is a fresh slate to start over.
Audrey: Past. I’d change some of the major messes I made that caused a lot of crap to the hit the fan in my present. I know God forgives us our sins. But I’d still like to go back and fix them myself.
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When Pastor Gabe asks Audrey Gilbraith to use her mad florist skills to help him design a prayer garden, she’s all in, especially since it helps take her mind off the fact she’s about to lose her job and her apartment. But working closely with Gabe and not falling for him is complicated. She’s not pastor’s wife material, and she has the past to prove it.
Gabriel Brookson wants out of Audrey’s friend-zone, but when he pursues her romantically, he ruffles more than a few feathers in his congregation. How much is he willing to give up for this wonderful, quirky woman, and will Audrey accept him if he risks it all?
Jessica R. Patch lives in the mid-south where she pens inspirational contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. When she’s not hunched over her laptop or going on adventurous trips in the name of research with willing friends, you can find her sneaking off to movies with her husband, watching way too much Netflix with her daughter, dominating her son at board games, and collecting recipes to amazing dishes she’ll probably never cook. Her debut novel with Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense will release in early 2016.