Thursday, July 23, 2015

Before We Say I Do by Emerald Barnes

Following the best-selling first book of the series, Entertaining Angels, comes Before We Say I Do, An Entertaining Angels Short Story.

Chase Sanders and Madison Andrews are about to declare their love for one another in the most sacred of ways. Everything has been going perfectly, especially when an old friend returns to town to stand by Chase’s side on their big day. But is Zach there to see their union, or was he sent by God on another mission?

Chase has lived perfectly fine without his father around, but now that his father is divorcing again, his dad is seeking forgiveness. Chase can’t look at his father, let alone forgive him.

Chase must learn to let go of the past before the demon that haunts him ruins his wedding.


Turning from my thoughts of being human again, I watched Chase closely. He fiddled with his own tie, straightening it when it didn’t need straightening. Something was on his mind, and little did he know there would be a lot more on his mind later.
“Is everything alright?” I asked.
“Is Mads okay?”
“Of course. Why do you ask? Are you worried about her?”
“Well, it’s just that you’re here . . .”
I tried to put on my best smile. “Madison is perfectly fine. Honest.”
Chase sighed audibly. “I cannot tell you how happy I am to know that Mads is okay.” His lips tugged into a half-smile, and I wondered if he was still a bit concerned.
“Chase, as long as she has you, she’ll be fine,” I assured him.
He laughed nervously. “I hope you’re right, Zach.”
“Trust me. I am.”
Chase sat down across from me. “Have you seen her?”
I felt my lips curl into a smile. “Yes, and she’s absolutely beautiful.”
Chase bit his bottom lip, and I knew he was probably thinking about their marriage. I would never know such a union, but I rejoiced that these beautiful humans were about to embark on a new phase of their journey together with God.
“You know. Andy’s right,” Chase said, “I want you by our side when we get married. Do you think you could be my secondary best man?”
“It would be my great pleasure and honor, Chase.” I had never been honored in such a way before, and it brought tears to my eyes. I just hoped he still felt that way after he learned the real reason I was there.
Chase grinned. “You don’t know how much that means to me. To us. I know Mads would love to have you up there, too.”

I smiled, hoping it didn’t waver. “I look forward to it.”

About The Author

Emerald Barnes graduated with a B.A. in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing at Mississippi University for Women. She resides in a small town in Mississippi and has the accent to prove it. She’s an auntie to three beautiful nieces and two handsome nephews. She's a Whovian, a little bit of a nerd, a reader, a writer, and a family oriented person. God is number one in her life, and she thanks Him continuously for His love and favor.

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Emerald Barnes is giving away an eBook copy of Before We Say I Do. To be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You can enter the book giveaway twice—once on each Spotlight post for the author. 


Anonymous said...

Love to find another Mississippi author to enjoy!I live in Amory, MS Shelia Hall sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

Patricia Bradley said...

Oh, wow! Another Mississippi writer!! I live in Corinth. That's a great excerpt and I enjoyed meeting Emerald.

Linda Kish said...

This sounds like another story I'd like to read.


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Emerald Barnes said...

Hey! I live in Amory, too. :) It's nice to meet you!

Emerald Barnes said...

Wonderful! I'm not far from you! Thank you. :)It was nice meeting you, too!

Emerald Barnes said...

Thank you! I hope you enjoy when you do read it! :)

Deanna Stevens said...

Hello from Nebraska! I think your book sounds like one I'd enjoy reading.. Thanks for gifting a copy ;)
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Emerald Barnes said...

Thanks, Deanna! It's my pleasure! I'm so happy to be on The Barn Door Book Loft! I love meeting all of you!

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