Cynics might scoff at the idea, but Virginia Welch knows what she’s talking about. It is still possible to find the love of your life, the mate God has promised you. But you can expect some bumpy travel along the way.
The Lesson is a romantic comedy based on a true story. The main character, Gina, went off to college and came home with Michael, the cool, rich law student who made her Italian-American family proud. Now Michael has dumped her, her parents are barely speaking to her, and she’s dating a blind chemist twice her age. But those are just her little problems.
Tonight she opened her door to a stranger who followed her home from a meeting. Destiny or idiocy? He seemed like a nice, ordinary guy. Of course, they say the same thing about serial killers. Can a starry-eyed co-ed recast her expectations of the kind of guy who will make her happy? Does God have a sense of humor?
The Lesson is a light, dynamic story deftly portraying a few serious issues as well. Challenging our preconceived attitudes about physical attraction and the “perfect spouse” in a friendly way, backed by a deep and abiding faith, the book is easy to read and hard to forget.
Virginia Hull Welch’s nonfiction book, What to Do When the Blessings Stop – When God Sends Famine is due to be published in summer 2013. Her second novel, Crazy Woman Creek, an inspirational Western romance, was released this month. Her fourth book and second nonfiction, The Hiss from Hell Only Women Hear, Is It Tradition or Is It Truth? will be released late 2013.
Ginny lives with her husband in Virginia Beach where she works as a full-time marketing writer and editor. She attends New Life Providence Church and volunteers at Union Mission Ministries of Norfolk, writing résumés for homeless women to help them find work.
For more information, please visit: www.ginnywelch.com