Sherri Stewart


February 2022 Field Trip

February 2022 Newsletter
What do you think about when you see this place?
Join me on a trip to the hotels that became the movie!
Sherri Stewart
1. Most of you may not recognize the Timberline Lodge in Oregon, but you may recognize it by the name of the Overlook Hotel. Heeere’s Johnnie!
2. The Ambassador Hotel took on historical significance as the place where Robert F. Kennedy was shot, but moviegoers will recognize it as the setting of the Beverly Wilshire. Big mistake!
3. A boy’s best friend is his mother. The house behind the motel can still be visited on Universal’s back lot tour.
4. Hotel del Coronado in San Diego is the setting of Billy Wilder’s 1958 comedy, Some Like It Hot, although in the movie the hotel was supposed to be in Miami.
5. The Plaza Hotel is featured in a lot of movies, but who can forget Kevin’s room service fare? Former President Donald Trump owned the hotel at the time of filming and had a cameo in the movie.
Check out my book,
What She Saw in Room 223,
which took place in a famous hotel in Colorado.
Meet Author LuAnn K. Edwards
LuAnn writes Christian contemporary romance for women who enjoy a wholesome love story that inspires faith and hope. She grew up in Ohio, lived in New Mexico for several years, but calls Tennessee home. Seven years ago, she attended her first writers conference. There, a spark she’d pushed aside for over forty years to write fiction reignited. When she’s not writing, you’ll often find her flirting with her husband, who after forty-six years, doesn’t mind. LuAnn is Mom to three children and Nana to three grandchildren. She’s a former mathematics teacher and administrative professional who enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.
Would you like a gift? When you sign up for her newsletter and monthly blog posts, you’ll receive a free short story:
New Release!
An Odd Request:
Becca Hill receives a random proposal from Ben Peterson, a man she’s not heard from in twelve years, who offers her what she desires but cannot accept.
Becca Hill longs to serve the Lord in a deeper capacity. She’s felt unfulfilled in her ministry since the death of her husband, the pastor of the small Pleasant Springs Community Church. Despite a desire to return to ministry, Becca rejects a marriage proposal she receives in the mail from a pastor friend she’s long admired but hasn’t seen in twelve years.
Ben Peterson needs a wife. He’s convinced the megachurch in Orlando where he serves as the mission’s pastor will terminate him if he doesn’t remarry soon. He’s battling grief over the loss of his wife two years earlier and believes Becca is the woman God has called him to marry. But he doesn’t want to date, and time is against him. He must persuade her that they must marry soon, and more importantly, this arrangement could benefit them both.
Will Becca leave the warmth and love of her small, close-knit community to marry a man she hasn’t seen in twelve years and someone who may never love her?
To read a conversation with Pastor Ben Peterson, please check out my recent blog post.
Why I wrote An Odd Request.
I’ve known many pastors’ wives who are called to serve alongside their husbands. Not an easy ministry, but a rewarding one for most. Often, wives help their husbands in counseling sessions when meeting with couples or women. And sometimes, the only person a pastor can confide in is their spouse. They share successes and failures as they do ministry together and support one another in prayer.
But what happens when a pastor loses his wife and support partner? Is he quick to remarry, or does he choose to do ministry alone or until he feels pressured to remarry for whatever reason? My pondering about this question caused me to write, An Odd Request. A story of building trust and love as Pastor Ben and Becca enter a modern-day marriage of convenience.

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