Six years ago, Meadow Song became my first contemporary romance novel accepted for publication by Mantle Rock Publishing, republished by Scrivenings Press in 2020. This book is my favorite among my four published novels.

Artist Kate Greenway moves to Millvale to escape memories and the pain of her loss as she grieves for her fiancé. A year later she begins to paint again and renews her dream to become a professional artist.

 

She befriends a little girl, Blythe Amber Chambers, who lives in a cottage beside a wildflower meadow outside Millvale. When the wind blows through the blue spruce trees growing around the meadow, Blythe says they’re singing. Blythe’s father, Mark, travels for work, and her uncle Jack steps in as her caregiver. Although she suffers from a respiratory weakness that leaves her susceptible to pneumonia, she loves life.

Blythe is a catalyst for healing Kate’s wounds, which opens new life possibilities for Kate and for a second chance for love in her relationship with Jack.

Meadowsong is a story of love and loss and allowing God to pick up the pieces of our brokenness to create a more useful and beautiful masterpiece. Pottery was Kate’s fiance’s hobby, and his favorite Bible verse was Isaiah 64:8–

“But now, O Lord,

You are our Father;

We are the clay, and You our potter;

And all we are the work of Your hand.” NKJV

Craftsmen who practice the Japanese art of Kintsugi repair broken pottery, fitting the pieces back together by combining lacquer with gold, silver, or platinum, adding beauty and value to the repaired piece, and finding beauty in the imperfect.  

 

 

(photo thanks to Sebastian Marty and Pixabay)

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