InSeasonMom Cynthia: Is Shadows of Time your first inspirational romance novel?
Crystal Mary: Yes, it is my first novel.
InSeasonMom Cynthia: How are inspirational romance books/novels different from mainstream romance books/novels?
Crystal Mary: I believe they encourage and instead of being full of worldly ideas, they inspire the reader to live by their morals and faith in Jesus Christ.
InSeasonMom Cynthia: What inspired you to write Shadows of Time?
Crystal Mary: The first reason was my mother. She always wanted to see something of her own in print, but never made it. So now she has done this at 94years of age through me. The second reason was that when I resided in the USA I discovered how little was known and understood about my country Australia, so I wanted to change this. Of course because I am a Christian it had to have that God blessed flavour.
InSeasonMom Cynthia:What message do you want the reader to come away with after reading Shadows of Time?
Crystal Mary: That no matter what personal set backs you go through in life, nothing is impossible. We are told in Gods that as a man thinketh in his heart, so shall it be (Proverbs 23:7). Note it says here 'in his heart.' So its with our feeling, not our logic (brain).People can lack confidence because of their life circumstances. But when we have a faith in God, we can know with a certainty, that all things are possible through Christ who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13).
InSeasonMom Cynthia: Are you planning to write other inspirational romance novels?
Crystal Mary: Yes, a sequel is now on the way. Plus another, I'm actually writing two at once.
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Overview-Shadows of Time
Twenty-seven-year-old Ariana Ross has not had an easy life. Orphaned at two after her parents are
Twenty-seven-year-old Ariana Ross has not had an easy life. Orphaned at two after her parents are murdered, she is raised by her father’s family in Queensland, Australia. Ariana—who embraces spirituality and refuses to believe life is against her—eventually becomes a physician. Now, as Ariana heads to new beginnings at a medical practice in Gumbirra, Queensland, she hopes to broaden her horizons, tend to her patients with the help of God’s love, and leave her past behind. She has no idea how many surprises await to change her life forever.
After relocating, Ariana encounters Zane Lombardi, a handsome, angry stranger who leaves her heart thumping. It is only after another chance encounter with him that she realizes he is an emotionally scarred man who has lost his trust in women. Even so, the pair are so attracted to each other that it seems destiny dictates the potential for a relationship. As Ariana forges new friendships and heals her patients, Zane must reconcile his past as well as his relationship with God as he looks toward the future.
In this contemporary Christian tale, Ariana finds that her quest for a new beginning seems to be leading her to not only love, but also to an amazing discovery that may bring her inner peace at last.
InSeasonMom Cynthia: Crystal Mary, thank you so much for being a blessing by sharing your writing talents.
Cystal Mary:Thank you also. We are all a part of the Body of Christ and as such should bless and up hold one other.