How will faith in God save a woman’s second chance at love when she is tested by ‘A Major Hurdle’

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Patricia Sims debuts as an author with a romantic novel

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Being the optimist that she is, Patricia Sims believes in romance and in positive outcomes regardless of the difficulties a person may encounter. This, partnered with her overactive imagination and passion for writing, became her fuel to create her first published book, “A Major Hurdle” (published by AuthorHouse).

Sims’ book is a thriller-romance fiction that introduces readers to Catherine Adams, a mother of three who has struggled with grief and is given a second chance at love. She meets new love through the character of Philip Cagney, but is hurdled by doubt and fear after the negative, unfortunate occurrences the day after meeting him. Catherine and Philip are faced with mysterious circumstances that threaten to destroy them.

How will God — and their faith upon him — help them withstand and overcome their trials? Will Catherine be able to accept and enjoy this second chance at love? For more details on the book, please visit

“The book is a roller coaster of emotions that will touch your heart and remind all of us that love finds a way,” Sims describes. “[It is] a must read for anyone who has lost faith in love and maybe have lost faith in God.” Through “A Major Hurdle,” she hopes to remind readers that God's love is more powerful than anything and that faith can help them overcome their struggles and trials in life.

A passage in the book reads:
Two days after returning home, she received a letter from Philip. Nervously, she tore open the envelope and with a little cry of anguish, dropped it to the floor. It was over. The very thing she had feared had finally happened. She had blown all chances with him because she was too stupid to recognize a good thing, too mixed up in the head to reach for this one last chance she had been offered. Now it was over and her life felt like it was also over.

“A Major Hurdle”
By Patricia Sims
Softcover | 5x8 in | 182 pages | ISBN 9781728343945
E-Book | 182 pages | ISBN 9781728343938
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Patricia Sims is a retired educator and loves writing poems, songs, short stories and novels. She feels that God’s hand is leading her in everything that she does. She is married to Johnny Sims, her high school sweetheart and they enjoy their three children, Vickie, Stacey and Jon Isaac, and four grandchildren. Sims and her husband released their first gospel CD in January 2019.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrates over 23 years of service to authors. For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121.

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