Guilt to Love
Sara L. Foust
The main theme I hope readers will gather from Callum’s Compass is that God loves us no matter what we do or have done. My two main characters both have a past that haunts them. When Kat was a child her brother died in a gruesome accident and Kat believes it was her fault. To this day, she carries her brother’s compass in her pocket to remind her of him and, subconsciously, to remind herself of what she did. These constant reminders are her penance for what she views as her greatest sin.
Ryan’s fiancée was murdered because of his link to a drug crime and he blames himself for her death. If only he had not left her alone, she could’ve been saved. Now, years later, he still carries that guilt and finds that a monster of a temper dwells within him. It lashes out at times, hurting the ones around him and keeping him tethered to his guilt.
Both of these characters are fictional, but they have something in common with us. We have all done things we aren’t proud of and feel guilty for. I know I certainly have. Kat and Ryan both learn some important lessons through the adventure they end up sharing. The main one, though: God’s love is perfect. Once they realize His love still abounds for them, their transformations are beautiful.
God forgave me of my sins when I was 19 and committed my life to Him. He forgave you of yours too. If you have never asked Him to, He will when you surrender to Him. When the past threatens to catch up with me, I remember Psalm 103:12, “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgression from us.”
If you read Callum’s Compass and it touches you in some way (which is my hope), please let me know. I’d love to hear your stories! It is now available for preorder on Amazon at a discounted rate until November 7th when it officially releases.
About Callum’s Compass:
KAT WILLIAMS’S brother died in a gruesome accident in the mountains of East Tennessee. She blames herself.
RYAN JENKINS’S fiancée was murdered. He couldn’t protect her.
With the death of her brother, Kat believes she is unworthy of love from anyone—even God. When a good friend elicits a promise that she will stop living in the past and then leaves her clues to a real-life treasure hunt, Kat embarks on an adventure chock-full of danger. To find the treasure, Kat will have to survive wild animals—and even wilder men. Can she rely on Ryan, the handsome wildlife officer assigned to protect her . . . without falling in love?
Ryan swore off love when his fiancée was murdered, but feelings long-buried rise to the surface around Kat. He volunteers to help with her treasure hunt, vowing to keep her safe. Together they venture deep into caves and tunnels . . . and even deeper into the depths of their unplumbed hearts.
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Sara writes Inspirational Romantic Suspense from a mini-farm in East Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and their five homeschooled children. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and is a member of ACFW and Tennessee Mountain Writers. Callum’s Compass won second place in Deep River Books’ 2017 Writer’s Contest. Sara also has a story, “Leap of Faith,” that will appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone. Gain access to a FREE digital scrapbook detailing some real-life places from Callum’s Compass by signing up for her newsletter: www.saralfoust.com.
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