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Don't Settle for a Fairy Tale: A True Love Story by [Mitchell, Jason, Mitchell, Katherine Ladny]
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We are often led to believe that if we can just find the "perfect person" we will live happily ever after. But God astounded Jason and Katie by showing them that being a part of His story is far more romantic than pursuing any personal fairy tale. Don't Settle for a Fairy Tale: A True Love Story shares how Jason and Katie found themselves (and one another) in God's magnificent story. This master collection contains the entire narrative (parts one through four).

While in Middle School, Katie started sketching ideas for her Prince Charming. Drawing from Biblical principles, her own interests, and favorite movies, she hoped to marry a spiritually-deep, blond pianist. Jason also had an outline for his dream girl. His princess had to love Jesus and love people just like his parents did. But when it came to specifics, Jason saw himself with an introverted athlete -- someone a lot like him. 

While at college, Katie and Jason thought they'd found their picture-perfect matches. But soon they realized that their fairy tale sketches just wouldn't fit the frame. That's because God had a bigger, better picture in mind. Throughout the narrative, Jason and Katie learn that waiting for God involves actively trusting and obeying Him day by day, rather than taking matters into their own hands. They also learn that loving one another in the valor of purity requires dependence on God's strength and not their own. 

"We can only know true love when we realize how God loved us," Katie says. "We can only know true victory when we fight in His power. And we can only know true joy when we trust Him to design our personal plotlines."

Everything else is just a fairy tale.

About the Author

Katherine Ladny Mitchell makes her cottage-like home in Chattanooga, Tennessee with her husband, Jason, and their four Mitchell munchkins: Elijah, Selah, Caleb, and Steward. A lover of musicals, singing, writing, and rhyme, Katherine started playing with words as a child. She never outgrew this habit. In addition to coauthoring "Don't Settle for a Fairy Tale," Katie has also written a children's book called, "Dr. Hickerup The Hiccup Healing Man." Elijah's infantile hiccups (and Jason's use of the funny non-word, "hickerup") inspired Katherine's creation of Dr. Hickerup - the first whimsical expert in the Up People series. Katherine wanted to write a fun, rollicking story that would delight not only children, but also the adults reading to them.( "I think children's stories should have a plot. I wanted to write something that would make children smile and grownups smirk with a classic problem-meets-solution format. I hope with Dr. Hickerup I have succeeded in creating something fun and encouraging to engage both audiences." Katherine graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Covenant College and is a member of the Chattanooga Writer's Guild. Her Don't Settle for a Fairy Tale chapter, "An Enchanted Engagement," won a writing contest in 2008. Katherine published another piece, "Personal Presence," in Gary Chapman's Love is a Verb Devotional in October, 2011. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Married Life included Katherine's short story, "Our Second First Date," in May, 2012. Katherine has also freelanced locally for Chattanooga's HealthScope and CityScope magazines. When she's not writing, Katherine enjoys singing, gardening, getting together with girlfriends, homeschooling her kids, and drinking PG Tips tea during their nap time. She also randomly breathes fire and twirls poi (two torches on wires), and enjoys her modest collection of porcelain tea cups.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 450 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Essayers End (18 November 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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