Thursday, April 25, 2013


Spring - just the word alone evokes images of flowers blooming, the sun shining, new life and rebirth.

However, although it’s spring here, that isn’t what I see when I look outside. A few days ago, it snowed. And as I’m writing this, it’s dark and rainy.

But, I know it won’t last. I know the sun will come out, the temperature will rise, the lovely days can’t be too far off.

And it’s that hope and patience, that we must have as professionals to make our dreams come to fruition.

As Michelangelo once said, “Genius is eternal patience.”

So we must learn to endure it, cultivate it, revel in it, because, “Patience is the companion of wisdom.” (Saint Augustine)

A novel can’t be written yesterday. “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)

Good work, work worth doing, takes time.

And if we can learn to be patient, “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.“ (John Quincy Adams) And before we know it, we get exactly what we’ve worked for.

So I hope you enjoy the spring, and come what may, summer is just around the corner.

Eva Maria Hamilton is the author of Highland Hearts, a Love Inspired Historical novel published by Harlequin.

Scotland 1748

The Battle of Culloden is over, but one Highlander’s fight has just begun…

Logan McAllister survived years of indentured servitude in the Americas to reach this moment. Now he’s returned to Scotland, ready to redeem the secret promise from Sheena Montgomery’s father – that his years as an indentured servant would earn him Sheena’s hand in marriage. But when he arrives home, he learns that Sheena’s father has died, his contract has been lost… and Sheena is engaged to another man.

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  1. This helped a lot ..blessings for sharing.

  2. Patience? How timely for my need right now. Thank you, Eva. Your book is certainly one I'm looking forward to reading. Ray and I visited the Culloden fields in Scotland several years ago. Really saddened that Scottish blood in me and I love historicals set in Scotland during that horrific period of time.

  3. You're very welcome, Mary!
    And yes, all bloodshed is saddening. But I'm sure your trip to Scotland was full of other good memories, how could it not be ;)