Warm My Heart
Sarah finds herself heading into the bush of East Africa as a short-term missionary to the Maasai, a trip she initially took in an attempt to get over a broken engagement. Her trust in men forever marred, she is challenged when she serves under her team’s magnetic leader, Mitch.
Mitch finds a home in Africa, but is driven to serve God out of a guilt-ridden past. Hiding from wasted years spent carousing and chasing women, running from his weaknesses, he is stopped in his tracks when he meets the beautiful “Miss Sarah.”
Forced to serve together, they struggle through their crippling issues of trust and guilt. In the process, their faith is challenged. Together, in a harsh and often dangerous environment—including tribal skirmishes—they examine themselves, and learn that it takes more to survive than just a profession of faith. It takes the abandoned day-by-day trust in a living God. Sarah and Mitch become a sweet solace for each other and reach an understanding. They believe they belong together. But when the hindering issues of the past resurface stronger than ever, with a secret rising up to stand in their way, they find it difficult to carry on. Can they retain the power of love between them when they have so much to overcome?
About Tessa Stockton (Knoxville, Tennessee Author)
Tessa Stockton is an author of inspirational romance and intrigue novels, novellas, and short stories, as well as a freelance writer. She has contributed to ministry publications, as a ghostwriter for political content, and headed a column on the topic of forgiveness. Raised in Washington State, she traveled the world as a dancer and missionary, lived in a few places between, and now resides in East Tennessee where she writes full-time.
All things considered, Tessa has a penchant for chips and salsa. She also takes particular pleasure in dark chocolate, strong coffee, nature, animals, spirituality, and solitude. An introvert, she enjoys a quiet life with her family, including a menagerie of adopted pets, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains.