Hersey author publishes volume four of Christian romance series

By Randy Johnston

Special to the Herald Review

HERSEY — There is good news for loyal readers of Pamela Symond’s Christian romance novels. In July, the Hersey author published “The Shadow of His Wings,” which is volume four of the popular series featuring heroine Windy Jordan Notts.

“The Shadow of His Wings” includes dramatic events that provide excitement and inspiration as Windy and Rick face dangerous situations that test their faith. A tornado and a serious accident threaten the happiness of Windy, Rick and their friends who support each other in times of joy and heartache. They learn what it means to take refuge in the shadow of God’s wings.

Volume one introduces a young Windy, traces her failed marriages, her continuing search for happiness and a growing reliance on God’s plan for her life.

In the second installment, Windy develops a relationship with police officer Rick Notts and love and marriage follow. When an accident sends Rick to the emergency room, faith and love is put to the test to carry the family through tough times.

Symonds was born and raised in South Haven and moved to Hersey 27 years ago with her husband, Phillip, a retired state policeman. Their son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren live in South Haven. In the seventh grade, Symonds began her first novel and has been writing ever since. She has contributed extensively to Michigan newspapers and other publications, writing her own column as well as feature stories.

For Symonds, writing is an extension of her faith and it is her personal ministry. Participation in several Maranatha Christian Writer’s Conferences provided guidance to hone and perfect her skills. She found encouragement and inspiration from instructors as she progressed from aspiring writer to published novelist.

Symonds is active in two local writing groups. During the meetings, members read selections from current projects, provide constructive feedback, exchange writing and editing tips and discuss successful book marketing strategies.

Symonds has revealed that the characters in the fourth volume still have a story to tell and volume five is in the planning stage.

To meet Symonds in person and have the opportunity to purchase autographed copies of all four books, individuals can stop by one of her upcoming book signings. The first takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Evart Public Library, located at 104 N. Main St. Another signing will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Reed City Public Library, located at 410 W. Upton Ave. Announcements of other appearances can be viewed at facebook.com/pamela.symonds.

The books are also for sale directly from the author. For further information, contact Symonds at pamela_goodrode@hotmail.com or (231) 832-3498.