Love Letters


I asked a few author friends to write a love letter about their husband or wife. This is the sixth in the LOVE  LETTERS series.

I hope you enjoy reading about the true life loves of the authors of some of your favorite books.

Today we have a very special touching and beautiful Love Letter written by an debut author recently widowed, Beth Ann Ziarnik. 

love-lettersDearest Jim,

I had no idea the Lord would call you home to heaven before my novel made it to the land of published books.

You were there from the beginning, supporting and caring. You even painted a two-story house to pay for my first Christian writers’ conference. You saw me through years of learning and minor successes. You took care of our sons, never complaining, while I went to a writers’ conference each year.

Only months before you left us, when no agent or editor had yet offered a contract, you insisted, “You worked hard, and you’re a good writer. If no one else publishes your novel, I will!”

I knew then what a great step that was for you make such a promise. If you recall, you were never one to throw money around. How I love you for being so committed and ever faithful to us as man and wife.

Can you see from heaven, sweetheart?

Can you see the beautiful book Her Deadly Inheritance has become?

Do you see how excited everyone is about it?

How well it is doing? That I dedicated it to you?

Sometimes I wish that—just for a moment—you were here to enjoy all this with me. But, of course, the Lord always knows best.

Please know, sweetheart, that I will never stop loving you.

With all the love my heart can hold, I am and always will be …

Your “Beauty”,


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Beth's head shotA long-time fan of romantic suspense, Beth Ann Ziarnik offers her first novel with all the twists and turns, cliffhangers and romantic tension she and readers have come to love.

Her debut novel, Her Deadly Inheritance, was published January 2, 2016.

She is a co-founder of Word & Pen Christian Writers in Northeast Wisconsin and a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. In addition to her 450 published pieces (several included in anthologies), she is the author of Love With Shoes On, her ten-year devotional column about love in action and based on 1 Corinthians 13.

Learn more about Beth Ann at her website