Christian romance author Lily George drew up devouring the books in her mother’s bookstore, and wrote for three hours each night after her family went to sleep. But she never dreamed that anyone would actually want to read her writing until she came up with the plot for her first inspirational Regency romance, Captain of Her Heart.
That book was handpicked by Love Inspired senior editor Melissa Endlich as the overall winner of the MARA Fiction from the Heartland contest, one of the few times an inspirational romance novel has swept past the secular romances in every category.
Lily George’s characters represent the flip side of the Regency era. Rather than focus on lords and ladies, George’s characters are hardworking, plain-spoken individuals who often face insurmountable obstacles in their pursuits of love and quests for faith.
Captain of Her Heart was published by Love Inspired Historical in 2012, followed quickly by Regency inspirational novel The Temporary Betrothal in 2012 and Christian historical novel Healing the Soldier’s Heart in 2013.
Though her career as a Christian romance author came completely by surprise, George has no plans to slow down. “I’ll keep writing clean romance novels as long as people want to read them,” she vows. “I love writing books that you can share with your grandmother and your daughter.”
A Christian Regency novella, A Most Suitable Match, will be released to Kindle in 2013, followed by A Rumored Engagement in 2014.