Good morning and welcome to Tuesday Blog Share. Today, we’ll be discussing doing limited series. Just what is this particular type of series?
A limited series is a group books with a similar theme but there are only a certain amount of them that will ever be written. The reader is drawn in by a theme rather than characters moving from book to book. Such are the Barren Holiday books I’m currently plotting. No two have the same characters. They all have a different storyline, but all of them have the recurring theme… overcoming adversity where the characters lean on their faith.
Scared Soul Barren Holiday 2 is the second in this limited series. An Air Force pilot and his pregnant wife find their faith tested when he’s shot down in during Desert Shield. The test of their love for each other puts both into a questioning mode, but the ending shows they each understanding the meaning of their relationship.
Jenna and Nicholas are a poster image of the perfect military couple. With one child and twins on the way, their lives take a twisted turn when Iraq invades Kuwait. With her at home, ready to deliver their newest babies and him deployed to a battle in the Middle East, their lives change drastically. Their solid relationship is tested in many ways.
Worry eats at Jenna and Nicholas but neither will admit to the other that they’re scared. Can they survive the short lived war to free Kuwait from Iraqi control? Will their deep, abiding love for each other withstand this war and the drastic changes in their lives?
The fear returns with my first missed menstrual cycle, a little over three months ago. Yet again, I am pregnant. Half a dozen times, the child growing within me never made it fully through the second month. That information is not in my medical records, because I never told anyone about it, not even Nicholas, my beloved husband. The reason behind those horrific decisions is our first child, a girl we were going to call April Melina, was lost at almost seven months. The hardest part of that miscarriage is that she stopped moving nearly five weeks before the doctor we were assigned in Nevada was certain she was growing well and I was worrying about nothing.
I can’t do this again. I really can’t go through this again.
No matter how much I force myself not to think about those lost babies, they are in my mind a lot since I saw that little plus sign on the at home pregnancy test. Scared is how I remain all the time. The feeling is so bad that I refuse to let Nicholas, my wonderful husband, know about it.
Staring out the window of our home, I can’t help but feel the shiver of dread running up and down my arms. Part of that is the situation I’m in now and the other part is I can’t go outside without a sweater.
Summer in Germany is like early spring in Phoenix, Arizona, where Nicholas and I were both raised. Coolish in the morning, warm in the afternoon, with the temperatures dropping back to coolish in the evening. In our three years here, I’ve never gotten used to this. I yearn to return to the desert, where I avoided predators while also admiring the stark beauty. Next year, Nicholas will be reassigned to another unit but there is no guarantee we’ll in our hometown, even though I pray nightly for that. He and I have always known we might be stuck on the Eastern seaboard or we might receive an assignment to one of the F-16 units in another country. Or, we might find ourselves remaining in Europe, or, even worse, my husband could get an assignment to Korea and I’d return to Phoenix to wait for him to come home.
About K.C. Sprayberry
Living a dream she’s had since she first discovered the magic of books. K.C. Sprayberry traveled the U.S. and Europe before finally settling in the mountains of Northwest Georgia. She’s been married to her soulmate for nearly a quarter of a century and they enjoy spoiling their grandchildren along with many other activities.
A multi-genre author, K.C. Sprayberry is always on the hunt for new stories. Inspiration strikes at the weirdest times and drives her to grab notebook and pen to jot down her ideas. Those close to her swear nothing or no one is safe if she’s smiling gently in a corner and watching those in the same room interact. Her observations have often given her ideas for her next story, set not only in the South but wherever the characters demand they settle.
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