Today’s post comes from Mary Davis, author of Holly and Ivy in the collection, A Bouquet of Brides. Join us as she shares what she sees as a take-away value from her story.

Bible-book-1210029_1920“Holly & Ivy,” my #HistoricalRomance novella in A #BouquetOfBrides, takes place in 1890, in Washington State. It’s about a young woman who accompanies her impetuous younger sister on her trip across the country to be a Christmas mail-order bride and is helped by a gallant stranger.

Holly and Nick learn that just because their lives get kicked off the paths they had set themselves on doesn’t mean something has gone wrong. In their cases, something has finally going right. They need to rethink their lives and accept the gifts God has given them. He’s given them each another chance for love.

It encourages me the way God can take something we might view as bad or a mistake in our lives and turn it around for good. I love how God can speak to me through a Bible verse today that He spoke to me differently through a year ago or ten years ago and might use that verse to speak to me differently five years from now. Every verse in the Bible is relevant yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

“Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” 2 Corinthians 9:15

51OhyGLrtxLIn celebration of the release of “Holly & Ivy”, I’m giving away (US only) a print copy of A BOUQUET OF BRIDES Collection. To enter, subscribe to my newsletter and receive a free short story. I’ll be drawing for the book at the end of January.

Follow my blog at Mary’s Blog.


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MARY DAVIS is an award-winning novelist of over two dozen titles in both historical and contemporary themes. She has four more titles releasing in 2018; Courting Her Amish Heart in March 2018, The Widow’s Plight in July 2018, Courting Her Secret Heart (Working Title) September 2018, & “Zola’s Cross-Country Adventure” in MISSAdventure Brides Collection in December 2018. She is a member of ACFW and active in critique groups.

Mary lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband of over thirty-three years and two cats. She has three adult children and one incredibly adorable grandchild. Find her online at:

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5 thoughts on “GOD’S MYSTERIOUS WAYS

  1. lelandandbecky January 11, 2018 at 7:34 am Reply

    Amen! I love how God’s Word is new & fresh for each day, and how different things “jump out” at me at different times. It never ceases to amaze me! Loved this interview!

    • Paula Moldenhauer January 11, 2018 at 12:32 pm Reply

      I’m glad you like it. I think it’s really meaningful how the Holy Spirit brings new insight even in something we seen before. Like Scripture. Also how people can read the same book and come out with different take-aways because of how the spirit moved.

  2. Tammy Cordery January 11, 2018 at 10:19 am Reply

    It sounds like a breast story to read. I can’t wait to hear about the other stories in the book.

    • Paula Moldenhauer January 11, 2018 at 12:32 pm Reply

      It’s always a delight to have you following what’s going on around here, Tammy. Bless you.

  3. mimionlife January 11, 2018 at 3:40 pm Reply

    Yes, God speaks to us in many ways. 🙂

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