Why did I write this story? I woke up one morning and these people were talking in my head, or rather arguing. (LOL). I was in a bad place in my marriage at the time and I think I was writing as therapy. Then when I decided this could be interesting, so I turned on the creativity, came up with the “issues” in their marriage and did a lot of research about heart disease. Jonah is a pediatric cardiologist and what he does for a living is central to the story.
Who is my ideal reader? I think most people will think my ideal reader is women who are married. While I think the book will definitely appeal to married women, I’d love for single woman who are thinking about marriage or waiting on Mr. Right to read the book. There is a valuable lesson for single women in the story. Faith chose to overlook a very important issue prior to her marriage to Jonah. This issue becomes a huge source of pain for her. Ten years later her ideal black man has her pulling her hair out.
Why will this book appeal to readers? I think readers will find it appealing, because more than half of it is written from Jonah’s point of view. My informal research on Yahoo groups and Nings has taught me that women readers love stories that are written from a man’s perspective. Like most men, Jonah is complex. He’s a love to hate kind of guy. People will love him because he’s dedicated his life to physically healing children, but he’s emotionally and spiritually sick himself. What a burden for Faith. Faith’s pain will have some folks shaking their heads at Jonah.