A Path to Forgiveness Author Interview & Giveaway!

About the Book

Book: A Path to Forgiveness

Author: Lisa M. James

Genre: Christian Fantasy

Release Date: January 21, 2022

Reckless. Extravagant. Wasteful. These were all words that could describe Esther. Thirteen years of careless living had left Esther and her young son destitute. When her husband disappears at night, leaving Esther with the full burden of their debt, Esther has no choice but to claim her husband is dead and enslave herself and her child to stay alive. So severely had she broken the relationships in her life, she never expected a man from her childhood to speak on her behalf and carry the weight of her debt. Yet Esther soon realizes that escaping the demons of her past would not be so easy.

Levi had little interest in seeing Esther again. When a promise to her father leaves him honor-bound to take her as his wife, he struggles with the bitterness he holds toward her for allowing her addictions and selfishness to derail her life. Yet, he could not hide the deep desire within him to be a husband and a father, even to a woman he did not love and a child that was not his by blood.

Discover the story of a reckless woman in A Path to Forgiveness.Click here to get your copy!

About the Author

Lisa M. James is an independent author, product marketing manager, and former Sunday School teacher. She is also a regular guest blogger for various IT digital publications. She is committed to creating fantastical worlds with clean romances and diverse female leads. Her novels have hit the Amazon Best Sellers list for numerous categories, including: Sword and Sorcery Fantasy, Christian Fantasy, and Christian Romance. Her fictional writing is inspired by Historical Fiction, Fantasy genres, and Biblical Fiction. When not writing, Lisa loves talking about her faith, Disney movies, and football while drinking chai lattes.

More from Lisa

I have always loved historical romances, especially ones that take place in Biblical times. However, I am not a historian and I love to make things up, which is why I write fantasy novels.  A Path to Forgiveness was my first venture into Christian Romance set in a Fantasy world. If you enjoy historical romances, you will get a feel of that in the world I created since I am so greatly influenced by Biblical history.

A Path to Forgiveness is a story of repentance inspired by the parable of The Prodigal Son. Esther is a woman who feels unworthy of forgiveness. She believes she deserves to be punished for her choices. Levi is a man from her childhood, who does not disagree with her. His heart has grown hard from his own life experiences.  In A Path to Forgiveness, they both go on a journey learning how to accept and receive God’s overflowing mercy and grace. I hope you enjoy reading Esther and Levi’s redemption story as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Author Interview

  • How do you overcome writer’s block? Do you have any advice for others in finding their process to overcome it?

Two things I do to overcome writer’s block: 1) Walk away 2) Find inspiration. Sometimes I need to just step away from a book when the ideas aren’t coming or what I’m writing just doesn’t feel right. Usually I then start reading for pleasure, and a character or scenario in a book I’m reading will start triggering my creative juices for my own story. It could take weeks, it could take months, but I’ve learned to give myself grace to step away from projects for a little while. 

  • Do you read the genre you write? Why or why not?

Surprisingly I do not read that much in the genre I write in. I write fantasy novels, specifically Christian Fantasy and Romantic Fantasy. My favorite genre to read is actually historical romance. But this genre does inspire my writing. A lot of my books have a historical vibe, even though it’s based in a fantasy land. I’m not a historian, so writing historical romance wouldn’t be a great fit for me. I like to make things up which is why fantasy is the best genre for me to write in. And who doesn’t love a little bit of magic?

  • How did you come up with the title for your book?

It sounds so “artsy” but titles just come to me!  It’s probably the thing I focus on the least. I create the title before I even draft out the story because I just know the general path I want to take the story in and what I want portrayed in the title. So far it’s worked out well.

  • What’s your favorite writing snack, drink, and/or music?

I like any kind of tea. Ice tea, chai tea, black tea, green tea, thai tea…so that’s usually what I’m drinking. I also like cheetos white cheddar puffs, which honestly can be a detriment when I’m trying to write with cheeto fingers.

  • What is the most valuable piece of advice you’ve been given about writing?

Not everyone is going to like your stories, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a story worth being told. I think of this often when I get a negative review.

Blog Stops

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Tell Tale Book Reviews, August 17

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 18

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, August 19

Through the Fire Blogs, August 20 (Author Interview)

The Book Club Network, August 21

Artistic Nobody, August 22 (Author Interview)

For Him and My Family, August 22

Becca Hope: Book Obsessed, August 23

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, August 24

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, August 25 (Author Interview)


To celebrate her tour, Lisa is giving away the grand prize package of a plum pansies print Vera Bradley bag and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.



  1. Thank you for sharing your interview, bio and the book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading A Path to Forgiveness

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