A Historical Novel of Enduring Romance
Book IV in The Bennett Vignettes
Authoring books and having them published has literally been a
highlight in my life. Each book in the series I’ve written
called the Bennett Vignettes is a literary sharing of my heart.
But the fourth book of the series has very special meaning to
me on many different levels.
While writing Never Forsaken, for the first time I had
difficulty coming up with a title! It was another historical
fiction, this time set in the late Twenties — the Great
Depression, the stock market crash, financial straights for so
many. But was there a title I could give this vignette that
would help people remember God’s promises? In time, I recalled
a favorite song of my Momma’s based on the verse in Psalms
“I have never seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed
At this point in our then eight years of marriage, my husband
and I had begun having financial difficulties. Our budget was
whittled down to the absolute necessities, with no padding for
“treats” or “extras”. But when your sweet four-year-old is
asking for something to eat out after spending hours running
errands in town, you tend to try really hard to find a way!
I had $2 to my name...in change, no less. I also had some
expired Chik-Fil-A coupons for a free chicken biscuit and
free hash rounds with purchase of a beverage. So I went to the
drive-thru and asked, “Can I use an expired coupon?” Not a
problem. I was nearly in tears, remembering what I had just
that week named the book on which I was working.
I shared the condensed version of our situation with the lady
who took our order. She immediately came back with, “Reminds me
of that verse in the Bible that says somethin’ like, ‘I’ve
never seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed beggin'
Amen and Amen!
If you read "page 2" -- the saga of trying to get Never
Forsaken PUBLISHED, you might see how I could have indeed
felt forsaken. I was indeed forsaken of Publish America, with 2
rejections in 2 years! But NEVER have I been forsaken of God,
praise His holy name.
At the time of year when so many celebrate God's miraculous
provision of Light into the world, my life was blessed with a
miraculous provision from God through a precious sister in
Christ, one of my "readers" who I have never even met face to
face, nor talked to on the telephone until today (12/3/7)! But
praise God, she was a willing vessel and allowed the LORD to
work through her and touch my life ... and the lives of any and
all who read the vignette Never Forsaken.
Thank You, LORD. Thank You.
Copyright 2005 Jennifer M. Seest
Whether or not you can afford to purchase any of my books, I ask that
you would PRAY that the LORD would be honored through this
book-writing ministry. One soul has already come to know the
Lord Jesus as his Saviour through one of the sermons included
in the books! PRAISE THE LORD! And I've heard from so many,
many readers who have been encouraged in their Christian walk
through these vignettes. Again, PRAISE THE LORD! And please,
pray that God would be honored and glorified.
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Cover Photo: "Summer Morning" by American artist Frank H. Desch (1873-1934)
Open edition art print
Author Photo By Suzannah Hand
Used with Permission