Thursday, October 4, 2012

Lori's Redemption

 I want to welcome one of the first friends I made when I decided to pursue getting my writing published. Pam Thibodeaux is near and dear to my heart with all the support she has given me (my first critique partner). And we've actually met in person (not just online friends, LOL) in Bandera, Texas!

Well, Pam has decided to try her hand in the self publishing world, so I wanted to share this wonderful story she just released with as many people as care to take a look.

I have seen the many stages she went through with Lori's Redemption and I'll be the first to say this story went through the refiner's fire. Come take a look:


Lori Strickland  has always been known as her father's "wild child" with no desire to change until she meets ex-bull-rider-turned-preacher Rafe Judson. Her attempts to change her wanton ways come to naught until she realizes redemption only comes with true repentance.


Rafe Judson made his way to the arena with a smile on his lips, a song in his heart, and the same old limp in his stride. An ex-bull-rider, he still loved everything about the rodeo…the scents—the hay, the horseflesh, the sweat—the excitement, the crowds. As a minister, he didn’t enjoy the accidents or the deaths. He could do without a lot of the language, too.
Remember where you came from old boy.
The thought brought with it a quick stab of conviction.
I remember, Lord.
Wasn’t so long ago he'd cussed and caroused along with the other cowboys. But all that changed with the accident that ended his career as a champion rodeo rider, but opened a whole new world to him, a world filled with faith and optimism.
Far cry from the cynical, bitter cowboy he once was. 


Lori Strickland grows up before your very eyes in this story. She's sweet at heart, but oh so lost and trying to find her way - not an easy thing to do in the rodeo world. And Rafe Judson, an ex-bull rider, the toughest of the tough on the circuit, has been through some very trying times and come out of it all with God in the spotlight of his life. From the time these two meet, there is no easy road for them to follow. Time and time again they cross paths, both knowing there is something special between them, and both doubting it can ever be.

What a wonderful, heart wrenching story this is!

And if Lori Strickland sounds familiar to you, she was introduced in Tempered Fire. If you liked Tempered Fire, you'll LOVE Lori's Redemption!

About the author:
Award winning Author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder, President & Treasurer of Bayou Writers' Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction and creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, "Inspirational with an Edge!" and reviewed as "steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message."


  1. Welcome, Pam! I loved this story! Rodeo and romance and God's grace all rolled into one. Very nice!!!

  2. Thank you so much Donna for your unfailing love and support!
    May God bless you many times over.

  3. Sounds like a great book. Congratulations on it's release.

  4. Nice to read more of your writing Pamela.

  5. Anything with horses and I'm in love with the story. Great job.

  6. congratulations on your story !!! Sounds good.
    I write inspirational pieces at

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Scott. I'll check out your blog!

  7. Sounds a unique and inspiring story Pamela, and good luck to you too Donna!

    1. Thank you, Pauline! Pam's stories are wonderful. I love it when she shares her love of horses and ranch lives.

      And thanks for your good wishes to me! I do have a new inspirational romance coming soon, plus I just finished writing the sequel to it, so I'm very excited!