Monday, September 14, 2009

Dreaming with Michelle Sutton

Dreams Fulfilled
Michelle Sutton

Today's topic is about dreams. I've always wanted to be a mom, so that was a dream I've had since I was a child. Part of the motivation behind my dream is sad because my mother was bedridden for twenty years and I wanted to do for my kids what my mom couldn't do for me. I'm just thrilled God gave me that chance by blessing my womb after I got married back in 1990. My other dream was to be a stay-at-home mom. For whatever reason God hasn't fulfilled that dream yet. This day in age it's tough, if not impossible, to live on one income, especially when the man the Lord gave you has to pay child support for his prior child regardless of the fact that he wanted to stay married and his ex was the one who strayed in their marriage. So my entire 19 years of marriage I've had to work. Thankfully the support was paid off back in 2005, but life was tough for the many years we did have to pay.

Since this topic is about Dreams fulfilled I will go back to the dream of being a mom. The Lord gave me two boys with my wonderful husband. I've had only two pregnancies and both resulted in my children. Right now they are both teenagers and just finishing out their last year(s) of high school. They turned out to be great kids despite my having to work full time while they grew up. I have a heart for young people because my teenage years were pretty messed up, very unlike both of my sons, who both know Jesus and follow Him. I didn't know Jesus when I was a teen so many of my experiences are actually reflected in my books. I want young people to know God and know Jesus personally, which is why I write. It makes such a difference when the Lord is involved in your child's upbringing. The second part of my dream is to see young people inspired and changed when they read my novels, kind of like giving back part of myself to see them desire what I never had until I was 18…before I knew Christ.

The book being promoted is about Susie Ziglar's dreams. I hope you enjoy reading about her life and her experience dealing with the result of an unfortunate decision she made that would affect her life forever. Bless you all!


Michelle Sutton is Editor-in-chief for Christian Fiction Online Magazine, a member of ACFW, and edgy fiction writer, a book reviewer, avid blogger, CWOW blog mistress, mother of two teens, wife, pet owner, and follower of Jesus Christ.

ABOUT THE BOOK – It’s Not About Him
Sheaf House - September 2009

Susie wakes up after a party knowing something isn't right. When she discovers she is pregnant but has no idea who the father is, she decides to place her baby for adoption with an infertile couple from church. Following through ends up being more challenging than she'd imagined. But she wants to do the right thing. If only Jeff would quit trying to marry her so she'll keep her baby! Why doesn't he understand? It's not about him; it's about what's best for her child. Meanwhile, a man shows up in her life that looks irritatingly familiar. Could he be the father?


If you’d like to be entered to win a copy of It’s Not About Him, just leave a reply to this blog. I’ll pick a winner at random on September 21st. (NOTE: Residents of the United States and Canada only on this one.) Please leave an email address so I can contact you if you're the winner. (To prevent spammers from trolling for your email, please use this format with the brackets--you [at] yourmail [dot] com--or something similar.) Good luck!


Sherry K said...

I would love to win Michelle's book. I have read the first one in this series and know this one will be great too.

Sherry K

Kelly said...

I would love to win this book. Thank you. kjm8704(@)juno(.)com

Anonymous said...

I've been looking forward to reading this since I read the first one. I loved it!

ldneuhof at hotmail dot com

Stina Rose said...

Please enter me in the contest. stinarose(at)bell(dot)net

Anonymous said...


Please add me to your list for the book contest and to subcribe to your blog.

Thanks. Your book sounds very interesting. The cover and title caught my eye causing a strong interest.

Anna said...

I would love Michelle's new book
Anna B

Anonymous said...

Oh l so would love to win Michelle's book!! Please throw my name in your "hat"!! Thanks, priscillajdm (at) yahoo (dot) com

Veronica Leigh said...

Please enter me into this contest. Thanks!
God bless!

Judyg said...

I read Michelle's first book in this series and really liked it. I would love to win and read the second book in the series!

Linda said...

Good book to share with someone going through a similar situation. Please enter me in.
desertrose5173(at) gmail (dot) com

cathikin said...

Michelle, God has been good to you in fulfilling your dream. You may have had to work, but I am sure you did everything you could to make the time with your sons count. And no doubt the boys are secure in the love they receive from you.

I would dearly love to read the book. Unfortunately I haven't been able to buy it yet, so I'd love to win a copy. And then write my own review.

Cathi H.
chassan2 (at) hotmail . com

~Ley said...

I love hearing about other people's dreams as mine are so important to me. God does do amazing things in order to fulfill them, doesn't He?


HollyMag said...

Thanks for offering this give away. I would love a chance to win this book.

Deborah M said...

OK - I have read so much about this book! I would love to be entered in the contest.
Deborah M.

Doreen said...

I would love to win this next book in the series! I have the 1st one and enjoyed it. :) purposedrivenlife4you at gmail dot com

Pamela J said...

I don't think I would be speaking out of turn when I include my husband in this request to add my name to the drawing. We both read the first book, individually, and neither one of us could put it down! We are both very much interested in reading this next one. Michelle, you have done a GREAT job with your writing and we both look forward to reading more!
Pam Williams
cepjwms at wb4me dot com

Carol said...

This book sounds really good and from the other's comments, I need to find Michelle's first book! Thanks for an opportunity to win!


Dina Sleiman said...

My daughter read the first book of this series and loved it so much she insisted I read it too. I was very glad I did. Great job Michelle, and thanks Jen for bringing us her story. I just wish I caught the post in time for the drawing ;)


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Jennifer AlLee said...

Hi All!

Sorry I've been so quiet. I was away at the ACFW conference and am just now getting caught up.

The winner of Michelle's book is JudyG! Congrats, and thanks to everyone who stopped by :+}