Have you ever had a hard time loving someone? I think everyone probably has at one time in their life. But what would your life be like if you’ve never had the courage to love anyone? I explore that idea in my new book, He Hideth My Soul.
Love can be hard, but it is always rewarding. As I wrote this book, I knew I wanted love to be part of the theme of the book. And not necessarily romantic love, though there are a couple love stories in the book. I had written three books already where Otis Miller was a minor character and wanted to tell the rest of his story. This book is that story.
Otis has had a hard life. Due to many of the events in his childhood, he has never had the courage to truly love anyone. He likes many people, but doesn’t love anyone. Many people ask where the inspiration for my books comes. I can’t honestly say where the inspiration for this book came from or why I chose this theme, but I hope it touches you when (if) you read the book.
About the Book
He’s never had the courage to love anyone…
The only thing Otis Miller has ever wanted to be is a doctor and he wants to be the best. A surprise talk with his Aunt Eleanor days before his twenty-first birthday leads to a visit from his grandfather’s lawyer and the discovery that he is the heir to a large fortune. With all the papers signed, Otis heads to Chicago to follow his dream.
After graduating from Jenner Medical School, Otis goes to the mine he owns in Colorado to see how things are and to provide medical care for everyone in town. He finds horrible working conditions and learns to make difficult decisions that will be best for all
Will Otis learn to let God cover him in the depths of His love? Can Otis hide in God’s presence whenever he doesn’t know where to go next?
Note: 50% of my income from this series will go to the World Orphans organization.
About the Author
Faith Blum is a 20-something author of multiple books in various genres. She loves to write, read, play piano, knit, crochet, sew, watch movies, and spend time with her husband. She lives in Wisconsin in a small town with her husband and cat where she can write to her heart’s content during the day. Faith’s goal in her writing is to encourage Christians in their walk with Christ.
Faith is giving away three prizes! The grand prize is a paperback of her new book. First and second prizes are both an eBook of He Hideth My Soul. Enter here for the chance to win!
He sighed and turned away, leading Blaze the rest of the way to Dr. Benson’s office. He wasn’t there when Otis arrived, so he worked on organizing the supplies—something he cared about and Dr. Benson didn’t.
The bell over the front door tinkled, and he went to see who it was.
“Is Dr. Benson in?” the man asked.
“No, he isn’t. Can I help you?”
“You a doctor?”
“Basically. I’ve trained under Dr. Benson for about three years.”
“You’ll do. My little girl is bad sick. My wife’s tried all sorts of things and it ain’t helpin’.”
Otis grabbed the extra doctor’s bag and left a quick note for Dr. Benson. “Lead the way.”
All day, it seemed like Dr. Benson and Otis barely missed each other. When Otis got back, there was a note from him saying where he was, then Otis left and Dr. Benson came back, and so on and so forth. It was mid-afternoon before they finally crossed paths.
“There really is someone behind the notes,” Dr. Benson said.
Otis laughed. “Yes, there is. Good news is, people apparently trust me to treat them even without you there.”
“Good, excellent, marvelous. But I do still need to know who you treated for what in case they come when you aren’t here.”
Otis handed him the list he had made a few minutes earlier.
“Johnny on the spot today,” he said. “Well done, good treatments, and excellent work. I approve you to go anywhere you find a place in need of a doctor.”
“About that,” Otis said. “You mentioned Jenner Medical School once. Is Dr. Tyler still there?”
“Yes, yes, yes, he is. In fact, I wrote to him about you. Without your permission, I know, but when you have the territory’s best doctor as your pupil, you tend to lose your head while helping him.” He blinked rapidly and stared at the space beside Otis’s head. “Where was I? Oh yes, well, I told him about you and how you want to be a doctor and how hard you worked and all that. He’s incredibly excited for you to go. They don’t have scholarship funds at the moment though, unfortunately.”
Otis cleared his throat. “So he wants me there?”
“Yes, definitely; he was most emphatic about it. Even offered to let you borrow the money from him.”
“I don’t need it. Most likely, anyway.”
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2 thoughts on “Love Can Be Hard Sometimes”
Neat book idea!