What You Won’t Do For Love
By Keleigh Crigler Hadley
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Genre: Christian Fiction
Book releases nationwide August 18, 2015
Publisher: Brown Girls Publishing
Keleigh Crigler Hadley is an author, speaker, and teacher who is thankful God can use her messes for His glory.
She has always loved stories, and she believes the story of the Bible contains the biggest, the most redemptive dose of grace humankind has ever, and will ever, experience. She is the Christian Fiction author of the Preacher’s Kids series, Revenge Inc., and What You Won’t Do for Love with Brown Girls Faith.
If she were to define herself in one sentence, she would say, “I’m a girl who loves to see God working.” Keleigh writes soul-stirring fiction, with real characters that stay with readers long after they have closed the book, (or turned the e-reader off.) The only thing she loves more than writing is reading, so contact her on social media and let her know what you’re reading!
It is my pleasure to welcome Keleigh Crigler Hadley, author of What You Won’t Do For Love, to Room With Books.
What do you do when you are not writing?
Driving around Southern California. I work as an auditor and travel to different sites every day.
Is there any particular author that influenced you either growing up or as an adult?
If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
I wish I could create realities with my mind.
What was your first job?
I was a bank teller for Wells Fargo.
What types of books do you write?
Who’s your main audience?
People who love to be inspired by books they read.
Out of all of your characters, which is your favorite?
Eden was awesome. She would be my friend, running buddy, and fellow chocoholic if she came to life.
What does your writing schedule look like?
Early mornings and during lunch breaks.
Do you use your own experiences?
Was it easy to pick the title for your book?
Don’t make me laugh.
First title: How To Kill Your Husband – Step One.
Second title: Favor Ain’t Fair.
Third title: The Things We Do For Love.
What profession you would choose if you were not an author?
Dermatologist. The human body is fascinating, they make great money, and work 9-5 hours.
What are you currently working on?
The Million Dollar Christmas Kiss coming in November.
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Tillamook’s Butter Pecan
Night owl, or early bird? Early bird
Red, or white wine? Green Tea
Roller Coasters or Water Rides? Both
Swimming in the ocean or a pool? Both
Walking or fitness club? Walking/Jogging
Thank you for answering these questions for Room With Books. I know your time is in great demand during a tour and I appreciate you letting our readers get to know you better!
Eden Price, an unlucky-in-love nurse finds herself in the midst of a heated love triangle. Globe-trotting missionary, Gabe Clark ignites her soul. Who doesn’t want a man with a connection to God? Hard-working, Nemo Gates speaks to her heart. His past has caused a rift between him and God and Eden wants to help him heal.
She ultimately chooses the man that makes her passions come alive, but did she make the right choice? Her husband stuns her with a desperate plea; to prove her love for him in the most unthinkable way – to help him die with dignity.
“There goes that Price girl again.” Verdeen Washington exclaimed to her hard-of-hearing sister, Pearleen. They rocked in unison, in the twilight air on their front porch.
Eden Price noted the puzzlement in Verdeen’s booming voice as she steadily passed them by. Heck, the whole neighborhood could hear it.
“She’s a strange bird, if I ever saw one.” Pearleen looked over her thick glasses and pursed her wrinkled lips.
“Good evening, Washington sisters.”
Eden smiled, nodded and kept her legs pumping. She knew they shook their gray wigs as she passed them, but her jogging pace didn’t diminish and she kept on singing.
She knew she was a sight to see and hear.
“Wishing, and hoping and thinking and praying…
planning and dreaming each night of his charms…”
That’s it, Dionne.
Eden sang the tune to Dionne Warwick’s 1950’s classic song. The lyrics had been stuck on repeat in her head all day and the only way to get a song out, is to sing it. So in between breaths, she belted out the infectious tune.
So Dionne, is this the formula for catching a man?
The cushion in her Nike trainers flattened and rebounded as she reduced her pace from a slow jog to a brisk walk. She was two blocks from home and needed to start her cool down.
“…do the things he likes to do… wear your hair just for him… ’cause you won’t get him,
Her worn out sports bra allowed too much jiggle and wiggle room for her girls. She could never hope to get a good run in anymore wearing three year-old running shoes and a five year-old bra, but budget constraints did not allow for such luxuries.
Eden adjusted ‘Ben and Jerry’ again to the safe confines of her bra, before she was arrested for exposing herself. Eden hunched over for a moment to catch her breath. Just a few more feet to go. She righted herself, hit her corner, and turned at the intersection of Third ave and 33rd place.
Three threes. The number meant something to her father, God rest his soul. It was his favorite number and one of the reasons he purchased a house on this block. But today, the number three held relevance to Eden too.
This was her thirty-third year of life, she was suffering from her third night of insomnia, and on March third, in three days her life would change – “for better or worse.