Wacky Wednesdays

Character Takeover: Brianna Hutchinson

Welcome to Wacky Wednesday!

What is wacky about this Wednesday, you might ask?

It’s where the characters from my books take over my blog and social media accounts so you can get to know them. Happening every Wednesday until launch day (I think…they’re my characters but I don’t control them.)

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Introduction

If you had asked me about Jessica Smith two years ago, I’d have told you she was scary. The first time we met was after Daniel had hired me to help the Communications Team of Hope Church.

*chuckles

Well, let’s just say she was less than welcoming. I found out later that she had decided she was going to marry Daniel and had somehow convinced his mother they’d make the perfect couple.

Not the best situation for a woman attracted to a man she had no business being attracted to.

*waves hand

Anyway, fast-forward two years, and I can actually say Jessica and I have been friends. Quite a feat after I ended up married to the man she’d been pining over. But that’s the story for another day.

His Perfect Wife Newsletter Page

Jessica and I Are Friends

So, how did I end up friends with Jessica? 

*twirls a braid of hair around her finger

Funny thing about that. She quit all her posts at the church and basically stopped coming to church.

At first, it wasn’t really my concern.

*wrinkles nose

To be honest, I was glad, especially after Daniel and I started dating. Most especially after we got married.

That’s when things got interesting. 

I’ve always heard that God had a sense of humor. Well, I can confirm that He does.

Marrying Daniel made me a pastor’s wife. And let me tell you, there’s a different level of expectations in the church for us. Visiting the parishioners becomes part of the job, regardless of how you feel about them.

Then God began working on my heart. He impressed upon me that He gave me grace when I didn’t deserve it and expects me to do the same. I started thinking about that.

I began visiting Jessica’s home—she lived with her aunt for a while. But she never wanted to see us. Then she moved out and made her aunt promise to keep her whereabouts secret. 

At that point, all I could do was pray. Then Jessica got sick.

We Can’t Hide From God

By the time Jessica got sick, she’d cut all ties with everyone from the church. She didn’t even tell her aunt.

We can hide away from everyone. We can keep our secrets to ourselves, but we can’t hide from God.

Someone saw her at the hospital and told Andre.

*shrugs

That’s how Daniel and I found out. Say anything you want about the church, but when the members find out one of their own is in trouble, they mobilize.

They become an elite superhero squad.

*chuckles softly

You will never have to cook, clean your house, or sit in a lonely house.

They will pray for you, wash your clothes, and do anything to be the hands and feet of Christ.

*waves hand

Anyway, I’ve already said too much. You can read more about Jessica and the miraculous transformation of our relationship from antagonism to friendship.

His Perfect Choice, by Aminata Coote

About His Perfect Choice

He’s loved her from a distance, but she’s too blind to see it. Can he prove that he’s the man of her dreams?

Jessica Smith has always prided herself on being in control. But when her vision of being the perfect pastor’s wife falls apart, she’s forced to confront her vulnerability. As she battles weakness and fatigue, she attributes it to a stubborn cold until a diagnosis of Guillain-Barré Syndrome shakes her world. Determined to overcome the illness, she’s thrown into a challenging journey with her physical therapist, Andre Meyers.

Andre has been in love with Jessica for years but watched her chase after someone who didn’t know she existed. When he’s assigned as her therapist, Andre sees this as a chance to show her how much she means to him. As they work together, they must confront their past and discover that God can use brokenness to create a beautiful ending.

Will they take a chance on each other and find their happily ever after? Find out in this heartwarming tale of hope, faith, and second chances.

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