Wacky Wednesdays

Character Takeover: Mary “Lavender” Smith

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.)


Call Me Lavender

*swirls onto the stage, her gauzy lavender dress floating around her legs

Has anyone ever told you that you have the perfect face for a portrait?

I should know, I’m an artist.

*smiles brightly

I don’t want to focus on the reason you sent me out here. It’s a very depressing reason.

*heaves a dramatic sigh

Fine. I’ll tell them what they need to hear. 

Jessica hates me. 

Pretty sure it’s not a nice thing to hate your mother. Although…

*looks ashamed for a second 

She’ll tell you I abandoned her and maybe I did, but it’s not what she thinks. It is not what any of you think.

*rushes off the stage

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The Worst Mother in the World

*trudges on-screen and sits cross-legged on the floor

I know that abandoning my child makes me the worst kind of mother in the world. At least, that’s what you all think.

*smiles sadly

I don’t blame you. My own daughter thinks the same.  But it’s not as if I left her on the sidewalk or put her in the system. 

No, I left her with my older sister–someone I knew would love and treasure Jessica. I left her with Debbie and it broke my heart. 

*starts sobbing; Debbie comes on-screen and lowers herself gingerly to the floor. Debbie puts her arm around her sister and consoles her.

Debbie: She’s not talking about this anymore.

I Made Some Mistakes

*Lavender sits cross-legged on the floor, contemplative

I’ve made some mistakes with Jessica. I admit that. Maybe I got too caught up in my work and she had to take care of me when I should have been taking care of her. 

Maybe I should have dated different men or made it clear that my daughter was my priority, but I loved her. I love my daughter. 

*chokes on a sob

Leaving her with Debbie was the hardest thing I had to do and the best gift I could have given her.


You may not agree with the choices I made, but I did the best I could. Before you judge me, read the book.

His Perfect Choice releases on August 25, 2023, and is now available for pre-order. 

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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