Ella Casey is the foil and the third angle of the love triangle in my novel Song From the Ashes.Ella makes decidedly unwise choices, and the current state of her love life evidences this. A failed Nashville singer, she returns to her hometown of Kingsport, Tennessee amidst a firestorm of gossip and speculation. Everyone knows that Ella’s parents footed the bill for her ten year quest for stardom, and even worse, everyone knows about her affair with a married music producer.
But for all of Ella’s faults, her intentions are good. She genuinely loves her family and friends, and she genuinely wants to do the right thing. She never intended to be a chronic home-wrecker, and the fact that things never work out right in her love life equals frustration and feelings of defeat.
Ella was a fun character to create. She’s not pure as the driven snow, nor is she wicked , but she is a tortured character striving for something that never quite unfolds. I like characters in books whose lives don’t necessarily “work out” the way they hope. Maybe that’s because it’s the nature of life in general.Song From the Ashes will be released in August 2014 from eLectio Publishing.
For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. - Romans 8:19-21