Saturday, April 16, 2016

Mother's Day Giveaway Post: Jennifer

Beyond I Do
by Jennifer Slattery

I'm thrilled to be bringing back Ainsley from my first novel, Beyond I Do. I'll be writing her and Angela's story on May 7th. But I need your help. To enter the Mother's Day Giveaway, answer the questions I ask in the comments below. And don't forget to follow the other authors as they post their questions, too, for more entries. Newsletter subscribers will automatically receive an entry, so feel free to sign up!

Mom: Angela MeadowsDaughter: Ainsley Meadows, heroine in Beyond I Do.

Angela is plagued by regret and shame. Her and her daughter have a strained relationship, and though she longs to repair their relationship and make-amends for past behaviors, she finds she keeps falling into the same old sins. She doesn't understand grace. 

She loves bright colors and all things glittery and glamorous. She's not much of a cook or baker, but she and Ainsley have special (and hilarious) memories of making salt dough ornaments when Ainsley was young. 

Ainsley feels if she would just come to Christ, everything would change, and she and her mom could build a healthy relationship. Though she's been deeply hurt by her mother, she's determined to use Mother's Day as an opportunity to reach out and reveal the love of Christ. 

What gift could Ainsley give her mother? When should she give it to her? Should she plan an entire day for just the two of them, and if so, where should she take them? (They both live in Kansas City, MO, though the could travel up to five or six miles, should you think they should do a girls' weekend.) Added bonus--share a special mother-daughter experience with us! 

Beyond I Do:

Find it on Amazon.
Will seeing beyond the present unite them or tear them apart?

Marriage . . . it’s more than a happily ever after. Eternally more.

Ainsley Meadows, raised by a hedonist mother, who cycles through jobs and relationships like wrapping paper on Christmas morning, falls into a predictable and safe relationship with Richard, a self-absorbed socialite psychiatrist. But as her wedding nears, a battered woman and her child spark a long-forgotten dream and ignite a hidden passion. One that threatens to change everything, including her fiancé. To embrace God’s best and find true love, this security-seeking bride must follow God with reckless abandon and realize that marriage goes Beyond I Do.

Read a free, 36 page excerpt HERE.


  1. Hmmm....maybe she could make a small, glittery salt dough cross necklace to present to her mom.
    How and when, I have no idea...but it should be a private conversation, nowhere public.

  2. Oh, that'd be pretty! And great thoughts on their conversation being more private. :)