You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.
Song of Songs 4:7
Wow! Can you imagine such praise? Such love? It can be difficult to comprehend, yet that is God’s love letter to us in Song of Songs. “…there is no flaw in you.” No flaw. Wow!
In Capturing Beauty, my heroine believes that verse for others and for the world around her, and she knows it in her head, the difficulty is believing it in her heart. And she’s not alone. There’s an entire world out there advertising the latest diet, the best makeup, the most effective cleansers. People pour tons of money into beauty products, Botox injections, plastic surgery, anything to try to improve on the perfection God already created. Women stare at airbrushed images in magazines, in the movies, and on television, constantly comparing themselves to an illusion.
Yet we are already flawless!
I love this song and video by Jonny Diaz, “More Beautiful You.” There really could never be a More Beautiful You than the masterpiece God has already crafted.
About CAPTURING BEAUTY ~
He’s a nature photographer returning to make amends. She’s a camera-shy naturalist seeking privacy. Their love for a boy brings them together, but the camera could drive them apart.
Photographer Haven Carlysle is a changed man. Six years earlier, he had run from his tragedy-filled life in Duluth. Now he’s back in town to capture the North Shore’s beauty … and to recapture the love of his son. But that means making amends with his ex-girlfriend too. When camera-leery Callie Beaumont steps in to bridge the relationship between Haven and his former family, he’s wary, but she’s his only hope.
Callie Beaumont is surrounded by beauty. Her parents are local news celebrities. Her sister is a model. And Callie is … Ordinary. All her life, Callie has longed to work outdoors soaking up God-breathed beauty, and the opportunity is finally on the horizon. But being the liaison between the handsome photographer and his son has thrown her dreams, and her heart, into chaos.
Can Haven capture her heart when she won’t let him capture her image? And will his poor choices cost Callie her dream job and him the love of his son?