Carol Voelkel’s New Book Provides Romance, Christian Message

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‘Random Act of Love’ tells of second chances, God’s grace

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God directs our steps and helps to guide us through our lives. I sought out to paint a warm, welcoming picture of the Shiner, Texas, community and to honor the beauty of the church.

Author Carol Voelkel believes God has a plan for everyone, whether or not people decide to follow it. This belief provides the backbone for her new book, “Random Act of Love: A Painted Church of Texas Novel” (published by iUniverse).

Voelkel’s book is a Christian romance about childhood friends who rediscover each other while growing stronger in their faith. The novel highlights Saints Cyril and Methodius Church, one of the Painted Churches of Texas, located in Shiner. Voelkel weaves scenes of the church into the novel in such a way as to make readers feel they are sitting in the pew alongside the characters.

“I truly believe that nothing that happens to any of us is random,” Voelkel says. “God directs our steps and helps to guide us through our lives. I sought out to paint a warm, welcoming picture of the Shiner, Texas, community and to honor the beauty of the church.”

Voelkel wrote and published this novel with one specific goal in mind: to raise money for the church. Father Kirby Hlavaty, pastor at Saints Cyril and Methodius, has read and blessed the novel and has participated in several fundraising events with Voelkel.

“Random Act of Love”
By Carol Voelkel
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 256 pages | ISBN 9781491728109
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 256 pages | ISBN 9781491728093
E-Book | 256 pages | ISBN 9781491728116
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Carol Voelkel, a proud native Texan, has always had a love of writing, but ever since she and her husband purchased a farm in a quaint Texas community, her characters are leaping off the pages. Voelkel’s primary residence is in Richmond, Texas, where she is a member of Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers.

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