Sunday, October 04, 2009

The Ideal Wife - Blog Tour Day One

Meet Jacquelin Thomas, author of The Ideal Wife

Jacquelin Thomas is an award winning, bestselling author with twenty-nine titles in print. Her books have garnered several awards, including two EMMA awards, the Romance In Color Reviewers Award, Readers Choice Award and the Atlanta Choice Award in the Religious & Spiritual category. Jacquelin was a 2005 honoree at the Houston Black Film Festival for the movie adaptation of her novel, Hidden Blessings. She was the first recipient to receive the Writers Achievement Award at the North Carolina Book Festival in Winston-Salem.

Although Jacquelin initially published in the romance genre, she decided to follow the call on her heart to write Christian fiction because she seeks to write books that will touch your heart and uplift your spirits with tales of characters who yearn to have an intimate relationship with God. Committed to writing books that glorify God and her growing teen audience, Jacquelin published the first of her Young Adult Inspirational Fiction series titled Simply Divine in October 2006. Her second book in the series, Divine Confidential was nominated for a 2008 NAACP Image Award. She has since gone on to publish two more books in the series. When asked why she is so passionate about writing teen novels, Thomas shares that teens are confronted with so much—sex, drugs, violence and abuse, physically and mentally. They need to not only listen to what the world says about these things but also to what the Bible says.
Jacquelin is a member of the National Writers Union, Romance Writers of America and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is happily married to her best friend and is the proud mother of three children. Jacquelin and her family live in North Carolina.

Jana Collins loves her husband with all her heart. But what if love isn’t enough?
Marrying a handsome, wealthy lawyer and living in a Hollywood Hills mansion . . . it’s a dream come true for twenty-four-year-old Jana, from the moment Lawrence Collins swept her off her feet and into his luxurious world. True, she put her studies at a local Bible college on hold in order to wed after a six-month whirlwind romance. Beautiful and vivacious, with a stunning body, Jana knows men like Lawrence don’t come along every day, and she vows to be a perfect companion—the ideal wife—to this sexy, powerful man. But at what price?
From her wardrobe and hairstyle to her friends and her choice of church, Lawrence seems to want to change Jana into someone she’s not . . . and soon, the man Jana thought she knew will test her values and her faith with a shocking revelation that goes against everything she believes—how far will Jana be willing to go to keep the man she loves? With her “ideal” marriage falling apart, Jana—the real, modest, smart, and strong girl who knows what she stands for—must put her trust in God, and follow His guiding light out of the darkness of a broken relationship.
Drawing from a moving scripture tale with an insightful message for women today, Jacquelin Thomas delivers a provocative and enlightening new novel.

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AUTHOR BIO said...

Rhonda: Thanks for posting information about The Ideal Wife. Make it a great week!

Shelia E. Lipsey said...

Jacquelin, you are awesome. God is doing a great thing in you. Continue to keep Him first and enjoy the bountiful blessings He pours over you, your writing, and your family. I love you, but God truly does love you most!

Anonymous said...

This sounds juicy. At first I thought it was about what a woman has to do to be the perfect wife in God's eyes and while I guess that's still true, it seems like it might be about sex in marriage. Interesting.

I can't wait to read it now. (LOL)

Kim Hutchinson

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to purchase The Ideal Wife. Having been a reading fan of Jacquelin Thomas' for years, I a looking forward to this read. Thanks, Jacquelin!

Sharel Gordon-Love

Ty said...


Thanks for hosting Jacquelin on Urban Christian Fiction Today!



Kennisha Hill said...

This book sounds incredible! Will have to check it out! Thanks for passing this information to us, Rhonda! Also, congrats on your book too! I look forward to buying both!


AUTHOR BIO said...

Thanks so much for all of the comments! Please feel free to join my readers group on Facebook:

Angelia... said...

I read, loved and reviewed this book, awesome!


Shelia said...

This book is definately on my list of books to get. I've been looking forward to reading this book all year.

Renee Williams said...

I really enjoyed this book!

Rhonda McKnight said...

Thanks everyone. I appreciate you stopping by. I finished the book yesterday and I'm preparing to write a review. It was wonderful.

Great job Jacquelin. I wish you every success.