In Sheep’s Clothing – the Takeaway Value

Today’s post comes from Pegg Thomas, the author of In Sheep’s Clothing, included in A Bouquet of Brides. It is the last in the series featuring the takeaway values in the novellas of my fellow authors. Join us every day next week for details about my story, At Home with Daffodils! I’ll start by talking about my handsome hero. I just love Jake!

And now–here’s Pegg!

One of the things I love about Christian fiction is the solid moral underpinnings. There is always a takeaway value of some sort within the stories that uplifts and inspires the reader. As I’m writing the story, I have no idea what the takeaway will be. Even though I’m a dyed-in-the-wool plotter as I write, I never try to force a moral conclusion to my stories. Instead, I watch and wait and see what comes out naturally.

My story in the collection, In Sheep’s Clothing, came down to trust. Yarrow Fenn, my heroine, struggles with trusting people for a very good reason … which I will not divulge here. My hero, Peter Maltby, has his own issues with trust. Even Meadowsweet, the cute little orphan lamb who tries to steal the spotlight, has to learn to trust. How all three overcome their hurdles is something you’ll have to read the book to find out.

To celebrate the release of A Bouquet of Brides collection and my story, In Sheep’s Clothing, I’m giving away one of my signature shawls. To enter, subscribe to my newsletter. I’ll be drawing for The Meadowsweet Shawl at the end of January.

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Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know my fellow authors and their stories as much as I have. Pop in each day next week to learn more about my story and leave a comment for a chance to win the book.

On Friday, I’ll announce who won January’s drawing for A Bouquet of Brides. Looking forward to interacting with each of you. Remember, the drawing ends on the the 31st and each comment on the blog means another chance to win! (So does following this blog or signing up for my newsletter!)

Blessings,

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8 thoughts on “In Sheep’s Clothing – the Takeaway Value

  1. Pegg Thomas January 27, 2018 at 12:28 pm Reply

    Thanks for letting me come on your blog, Paula!

    • Paula Moldenhauer January 27, 2018 at 3:55 pm Reply

      It’s fun to host you! Your story includes so many unique details about wool and the creation of fabric back in the day. I know readers will love it!

  2. lelandandbecky January 27, 2018 at 5:15 pm Reply

    Again, I enjoyed this post! Pegg, your names are adorable and make me smile! Issues of trust are issues that we all have problems with at various times, so I look forward to reading it and seeing how all 3 overcome their hurdles. Great post!

    • Pegg Thomas January 27, 2018 at 5:22 pm Reply

      I’m glad the names made you smile. I had a lot of fun with these characters. 🙂

    • Paula Moldenhauer January 27, 2018 at 5:37 pm Reply

      Thank you Becky! I’ve been praying a LOT about my trust issues lately. 😉

  3. Perrianne Askew January 27, 2018 at 8:03 pm Reply

    So Paula is a “dyed in the wool” plotter? I have to wonder if that’s a play on words considering she spins her own yarns. (another play on words?). The book sounds like a fun read. Thanks for the guest post.

    • Paula Moldenhauer January 27, 2018 at 9:25 pm Reply

      Sounds like Pegg is anyway! And you’re right. That play on words is super cute. As to me, I don’t see myself as a plotter or pantser. I do both. 🙂 I’m glad you have you join us Perrianne. Thanks for the comment!

    • Pegg Thomas January 28, 2018 at 6:13 am Reply

      You’re good, Perrianne! You caught that little play on words. And – yes! – I do have two ways to spin a good yarn.

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