Vanester M. Williams

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Book 1

Growing up, Laura never knew her father or even his last name.  Many years later, an encounter with a stranger would drastically impact her life and cause her to question her own identity. Then, through a spiraling chain of terrifying events, she learns there’s an unknown enemy who appears to stop at nothing to do her harm. Meanwhile, she carries a painful burden of a dark, haunting secret, hidden unforgiveness, and low self-esteem...

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About Vanester Williams

Vanester M. Williams has been a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over 20 years. She is a host/speaker on a weekly podcast called His Abounding Grace, a program under the ministry of When Christians Speak Online Radio (Founder, Rev. Ray Rose). She authored her first book in 2021 (The Girl from Chapel Hill: Her Journey of Faith, Forgiveness, and Freedom, Covenant Books Publishing). Book Two, a sequel (subtitled Legacy of a Praying Mama) was published by WestBow Press in June 2022. She is passionate about encouraging/mentoring others and teaching them how to strengthen their Christian journey. 

As a member of Lifepoint Church in Fredericksburg, Virginia, she serves as a group leader/coach.

Prior to relocating to Virginia in 2017, she was a member of Outreach Christian Center Church in Clinton, Maryland, where she served on the ministerial staff.  She was a Sunday School teacher, pulpit and conference speaker, vacation bible school coordinator, and nursing home ministry leader.

Prior to retiring from the Federal Government in 2020, she served as the Senior Advisor for Administration with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.

When she's not writing, Vanester enjoys teaching bible studies, reading, traveling,  and spending time with her family and friends. She and her husband, Rick (her high school sweetheart), have been married for over 46 years. They are the proud parents of two adult children, two grandchildren, and several godchildren.  They enjoy each other’s company and happily reside in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  She is encouraged by one of her favorite scriptures: Being confident of this very thing, that he which began a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 4:8). Accordingly, she gives all the Honor, Glory, and Praise to God.

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"This page turning, suspense thriller kept me on the edge of my seat! As I travelled through the inner turmoil, the questions, and conflicting emotions of Laura, I found myself eagerly trying to figure out what was next. Laura’s story exemplifies how the power of forgiveness, love, and faith can transform one’s life and bring about inner healing and peace. More importantly, it causes one to trust God for the strength needed to conquer the past of shame and degradation, embrace the present with peace, and face the future with hope. THANK YOU for such a well written story of love."

Rene (verified customer)

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"I loved this book. It touched me in so many areas, I almost thought this book was about me. I'm sure everyone could take a personal look ar some parts of the book. I loved the suspense and scripture background to keep it all together. I have and will recommend this book to my friends."

Jackie Thomas (verified customer)

"This is a wonderful, uplifting read. I find myself stopping to consider the verses and message. As I read it, I'm also reminded of "all in God's time" because this story of forgiveness is needed now. Forgiving ourselves and forgiving others."

Reba (verified customer)

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"The book was compelling and suspenseful, it had me on the edge of my seat. A definite page-turner. The author captivated her audience by digging deep into our psyche with an exercise given to Laura, which included the reader. How shrewd!! It awakened so many hidden feelings within Laura and me. “Enough is Enough!” The book is inspirational and life-changing!! It’s a must-read, you will not be disappointed!!"

Amazon Customer

"The Girl From Chapel Hill is a must read and page turner. Although it is a fiction, Laura's (the Girl From Chapel Hill) journey of faith, forgiveness, and freedom anchored in Biblical Scriptures can teach and aid readers through their own spiritual journey. At the conclusion, you will definitely assess where you currently are in your walk with Christ Jesus. Congratulations to the author, Minister Vanester Williams may you continue to bring forth the Gospel of Jesus Christ in such a creative way."
Linda Harris (verified customer)

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"I loved this book. The twists and turns held my interest from beginning to end. The author has incorporated mystery, faith, healing, forgiveness and many more emotions in Laura's journey. An amazing read, looking forward to future publications."

Amazon Customer

 

Some Reviews:
THE GIRL FROM CHAPEL HILL

PRESS RELEASE  NOV 23, 2021

NEW YORK, November 23, 2021 (Newswire.com) - Vanester M. Williams, a host/speaker on a weekly broadcast called His Abounding Grace, a retiree of the US Federal Government with a degree in biblical studies and a certificate in biblical counseling principles, has completed her new book, "The Girl from Chapel Hill": a thrilling saga about revisiting one's past, learning about forgiveness, and accepting oneself. This tale follows the journey of Laura as the complications of her life then and now fuse together to challenge her sense of self, faith, and her ability to forgive.

Williams shares, "Growing up, Laura never knew her father or even his last name. Many years later, an encounter with a stranger would drastically impact her life and cause her to question her own identity. Then through a spiraling chain of terrifying events, she learns there's an unknown enemy who appears to stop at nothing to do her harm. Meanwhile, she carries a painful burden of a dark haunting secret, hidden unforgiveness, and low self-esteem.

Her story begins and ends with reflections on lessons she learned from her dear mama (her maternal grandmother) who reared her from birth. Embracing these lessons of faith, hope, love, and forgiveness would often be challenged as she journeyed from victim to victory toward freedom. Even though her thoughts often turn to Mama's faith and these lessons, she finally declares, 'Enough is enough,' and uses her own measure of faith to survive in a life so filled with ups and downs, twists and turns. At every juncture, one thing remains constant—the ever-loving presence of God."

Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Vanester M. Williams' new book is a saga of faith, forgiveness, and freedom wherein a woman finds herself in the middle of life-threatening circumstances and tries to survive, with her faith in God, throughout the devastating problems that the world continues to throw at her.

Readers can purchase "The Girl from Chapel Hill" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. Covenant Books is an international Christian-owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.

Source: Covenant Books