Inspirational Journeys Presents: Stories of Hope and Healing with Melissa Wardwell

This week, Melissa Wardwell and I talk about her books and how God can use our writing and storytelling as a way to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world. Despite technical difficulties God gave us a message to share with podcast listeners and YouTube viewers. Come join us for a spirit filled conversation about Jesus, writing, books, editing, and a little about food as it relates to writing.


Stories of Hope and Healing with Melissa Wardwell


I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

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Melissa Wardwell


Tuesday, December 20, 2022


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Melissa Wardwell resides in Owosso, Michigan with her husband and family. As the “nest” begins to empty, she finds more time to write, read, and enjoy life with her husband. 

When she isn’t penning works of fiction, she actively works beside her husband at their church or relaxes with a good book that will be reviewed on her book blog, Back Porch Reads. 

To see more from Melissa Wardwell, visit

Melissa’s featured book is entitled Delicious Devotion.


Why do weddings do their best to ruin relationships? Friends, family—even the couple!
Beth Stevens didn’t come to the Independence Islands to find a guy, but thanks to her beloved Gram, she had a place to go and the skills to start a business she loves. Meeting Scott again and getting engaged was a bonus she only dreamed of.

Now, in the final weeks before their Christmas Eve wedding, she can’t imagine not having him in her life. They have endured one hurdle after another in their two-year relationship and have remained devoted through it all.

And then months of wedding planning begins to fall apart as one person continues to undermine Beth’s choices.

Scott has waited for this day to come but as he witnesses Beth unravel, he does everything he knows to do to protect and stand by her.

The question is, will things ever come together enough to get them both to the altar before it’s too late?

This Breakers Head novel is Melissa Wardwell’s final novel in the Independence Islands Series featuring five islands, six authors, and a boatload of happily-ever-afters. The Independence Islands Series: beach reads aren’t just for summer anymore.

Purchase link:

Delicious Devotion: Breakers Head (Independence Islands Book 26) – Kindle edition by Wardwell, Melissa. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @

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As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on the internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post solo episodes of value to my listeners, led by the Holy Spirit. I also talk to authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs who want to share their inspirational journeys with the world. If you’re interested in being a guest on my show, please send an email to with Inspirational Journeys in the subject line of your email, so I can send you my featured book questionnaire.

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