Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Learning to Lean

One of my favorite inspirational writers has written a new book, Learning to Lean. Mildred Colvin is the author of several books both historical and contemporary fiction.

A multi-published writer, Mildred is very talented. Her books draw the reader in and inspires as she deals with very real issues that we all face at some time in our lives.

Learning to Lean has the distinction of being her first self-published book.
Learning to Lean is available on kindle and can be found at If you don’t have a kindle you can download the Kindle for PC app onto your computer and read it there.

In the book,
Learning to Lean we meet Heather Conway a daycare owner and widowed mother of three who has no extra money and very little faith. Where was God when her husband died, leaving her with no insurance, no income, and forcing her to take bankruptcy? Her fourteen-year-old son is getting out of control, she needs something better than their two-bedroom rental to live in.She bumps into a poor father of three kids who has her heart beating overtime, but the way she sees it, she’d better latch onto a childless, wealthy man who can give her the security she craves.

Matt Sanders has just moved to town with his three kids and placed them into Heather’s daycare while he gets his Jack-of-all-trades construction/repair business off the ground. He may appear to be poor, but he’s got so much going for him that doesn’t meet the eye. His admiration for Heather soon turns to love as their families intertwine through church activities and his work on her daycare.

But six kids? Maybe Matt and Heather would be better off as friends. Sometimes it’s hard to let go of the security we can see and blindly trust God to take care of our tomorrows. Learning to lean on God can take a lifetime or maybe only a lesson in trust.

You can find our more about Mildred and her books at her web page


  1. Hi Jamie, Thank you for blogging about my new book. Learning to Lean is truly one of my favorite stories because in it we can see ourselves as we so often forget the source of our strength in times of trouble. Then, too, there's lot of love, laughter, and kids in Learning to Lean, and that's always a plus for me. :)

  2. Jamie, you won in Seekerville.

  3. Jamie - Looks like you're having a good run. You also won my giveaway from K. Dawn Byrd's blog. If you will contact me with your address, I'll send you a copy of my book To Win Her Heart. Congratulations!


  4. Learning to Lean sounds like a great book. I'll look for it on Amazon.

    Congrats Jamie on all your good news!