Making a Diamond

This is a story that has been in my head for a while – it just took time to tell it the way I wanted!

Rhiannon is a young woman with ambition.  Finishing her doctoral degree, she wants to pursue a career in academia.  But her family – especially her beloved great-grandfather – have other plans.

Preston is a man of faith, who has suddenly found himself being offered a dream that he had not dared voice.  He has loved Rhiannon for years, but was never able to tell her.  Now that he has the opportunity, will he be able to show her how he feels?

The pressures of life can break us…or they can be used by God to let us mature into our very best selves.  Like diamonds.

Excerpt from Chapter Eight:

“What is it, Rhee?” Preston was becoming agitated himself, just watching her try to work up to whatever the topic was.

“Please understand, it’s really important to him, Preston. If it weren’t…if I didn’t think it’d give him some peace of mind…I wouldn’t consider it.”


“I said that if you agreed, I would do as he asked, but… I don’t want you to take it the wrong way.”

It wasn’t like Rhiannon to be so hesitant, so Preston was naturally increasingly curious and ready to agree to whatever it was. Again, he prompted her, “What did you agree to do?”

Tossing the braid over her shoulder, she stood up and began to pace before he caught her hand in his to make her stand still in front of him. “Rhiannon. What is it?”

“You have to understand, he was hardly able to breathe and I – I had to agree…”

“Of course. What did you agree to…?”

She swallowed. “I agreed to get a marriage license. If it’s okay with you.”

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Making a Diamond

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