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Aul’s romance novel invokes Christian theme

Published 11:05am Thursday, October 11, 2012

With hopes of bringing people closer to God, one area resident recently finished a book that will take readers back in time.

Kelly Aul of Elbow Lake has always been interested in Christian romance novels, and after reading enough of them that she thought, “maybe I could do this.”

She wrote the first chapter about five years ago and realized the story had potential. Aul then wrote an outline and started making progress, with the goal of writing at least one page every day, she said.

The Christian, fiction, historical romance novel is set in 19th century England and Ireland.

Aul said she enjoys reading books that take place in the 19th century, and the faith aspect of any story is crucial.

“Every book I have ever read has been Christian,” Aul said. “Without God, there is no purpose to a story. I think God gives a story more of a meaning.”

Aul wrote the book by hand in notebooks that she brought with her everywhere, she said.

“I thought it was easier to write by hand,” she said. “I would bring it camping and take it in the car. I was able to edit while typing.”

After finishing the book, Aul let her story sit for a long time because she wasn’t sure how or if she wanted to commit to publishing. After doing some research, she found’s Create Space, which has allowed her to publish her book while remaining in control of distribution.

The book, “Audrey’s Sunrise,” was released Sept. 22, and it is now available at in hard copy or download for a Kindle. The book can also be purchased at Trumm Drug in Elbow Lake.

Aul said the most exciting part of the whole process was seeing her completed book for the first time.

While she has just released “Audrey’s Sunrise,” Aul is about halfway through a second book, which will feature some of the same characters, but much of the book will take place in the U.S.

Aul said she doesn’t have any idea how much interest there will be in her book, but her main goal is to direct readers to God.

“It’s a Christian book, so I hope people will be pointed to God through it,” she said.

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