Friday, September 28, 2007

Stacy Hawkins Adams is a Christian fiction author, freelance writer and inspirational speaker with 14 years of professional journalism experience. Until recently, she served as a reporter and columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia. In addition to penning novels full time, she writes a freelance column about working mothers for the Times-Dispatch and co-hosts a podcast (The Talking Book Show) focused on the craft of writing. She lives in a suburb of Richmond, Va. with her husband and two children. For more information, visit

Watercolored Pearls

Serena is a career woman turned stay-at-home mom who often contemplates if she has made the right choice to now manage twin two-year-old boys and be a supportive wife to her husband who is the pastor of a newly created church in Richmond, Virginia. She struggles with the daily stresses of being a perfect mom and wife to the outside world while inside she feels torn that maybe she didn’t choose the right path.

Erika struggles to let go of her abusive past. While her estranged husband of two years sends her cards begging her to come back, she is torn between her so-called “reformed” husband and a new man who is everything she has ever wanted in a man. She wants to do what is best for her young son, which she feels is to go back to her husband and be a true family. But, her heart is torn.

Tawana, a new lawyer, is trying to pull her life together, but her ambitions keep getting in the way. In her final year at Harvard Law School, she is 23-years-old and a single mother to a very “wise beyond her years” daughter. She still longs to date, but wants to focus on her career; but she is also torn to spend time with her impressionable daughter.

Three women, each at different places in their lives, find themselves at the same crossroads—looking to God and to each other for answers on how to find beauty in themselves and in their life’s journey. Watercolored Pearls is a page-turning story of how God can use the tragic, the shameful, and the less-than-perfect circumstances of life to create something beautiful.

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