Meet World Renown Author Jacquelin Thomas

It is an honor and a privilege to host my mentor and absolute favorite author, as she celebrates the release of her newest novel, The Ideal Wife. Whenever I’m  in the presence of Jacquelin Thomas, I know that I am in the midst of a woman who loves the Lord above all else, and a woman who loves her family. I had the pleasure of first meeting Jacquelin in 2007 at the 1st Annual Faith and Fiction Retreat hosted by author Tiffany L. Warren on St. Simon’s Island in Georgia. I must admit I was star struck. When she talked to me, I was both nervous and excited at the same time. This literary powerhouse showed me  that there are authors that are truly writing for the sole purpose of magnifying Christ. She is very  approachable, and eager to share her knowledge of the literary world. Jacquelin’s mentorship has encouraged me to write beyond the distractions and produce the written work that God desires for me to write. I am both proud and excited for Jacquelin.


 Jacquelin ThomasJacquelin Thomas is an award winning, bestselling author with twenty-nine titles in print. Her books have garnered several awards, including two EMMA awards, the Romance In Color Reviewers Award, Readers Choice Award and the Atlanta Choice Award in the Religious & Spiritual category. Jacquelin was a 2005 honoree at the Houston Black Film Festival for the movie adaptation of her novel, Hidden Blessings. She was the first recipient to receive the Writers Achievement Award at the North Carolina Book Festival in Winston-Salem.      

Although Jacquelin initially published in the romance genre, she decided to follow the call on her heart to write Christian fiction because she seeks to write books that will touch your heart and uplift your spirits with tales of characters who yearn to have an intimate relationship with God.  Committed to writing books that glorify God and her growing teen audience, Jacquelin published the first of her Young Adult Inspirational Fiction series titled Simply Divine in October 2006.  Her second book in the series, Divine Confidential was nominated for a 2008 NAACP Image Award.  She has since gone on to publish two more books in the series.  When asked why she is so passionate about writing teen novels, Thomas shares that teens are confronted with so much—sex, drugs, violence and abuse, physically and mentally. They need to not only listen to what the world says about these things but also to what the Bible says.

Jacquelin is a member of the National Writers Union, Romance Writers of America and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She is happily married to her best friend and is the proud mother of three children. Jacquelin and her family live in North Carolina.

The Ideal Wife cover


Jana Collins loves her husband with all her heart. But what if love isn’t enough?

Marrying a handsome, wealthy lawyer and living in a Hollywood Hills mansion . . . it’s a dream come true for twenty-four-year-old Jana, from the moment Lawrence Collins swept her off her feet and into his luxurious world. True, she put her studies at a local Bible college on hold in order to wed after a six-month whirlwind romance. Beautiful and vivacious, with a stunning body, Jana knows men like Lawrence don’t come along every day, and she vows to be a perfect companion—the ideal wife—to this sexy, powerful man. But at what price?

From her wardrobe and hairstyle to her friends and her choice of church, Lawrence seems to want to change Jana into someone she’s not . . . and soon, the man Jana thought she knew will test her values and her faith with a shocking revelation that goes against everything she believes—how far will Jana be willing to go to keep the man she loves? With her “ideal” marriage falling apart, Jana—the real, modest, smart, and strong girl who knows what she stands for—must put her trust in God, and follow His guiding light out of the darkness of a broken relationship.

Drawing from a moving scripture tale with an insightful message for women today, Jacquelin Thomas delivers a provocative and enlightening new novel.



 The Ideal Wife kept me glued to the pages. It left me on the edge of my seat, I had to know what was going to happen next. Jacquelin Thomas has created strong characters that will draw you into their story. It will peak every emotion. This is an excellent read!

The Ideal Wife gets 5 Diamonds



The Ideal Wife by Jacquelin Thomas (excerpt)

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  1. Lacricia, what wonderful words about Jacquelin Thomas. I concur with your expressions about this mighty woman of God. Jacquelin’s love of God and family is so evident. I can’t speak for anyone else, but for me, she sets the standards that I pray to God that I am adhering to in my writing for the Lord! May God Bless You Always Sister Jacquelin!

  2. Thanks so much for having me on your site. I look forward to reading your next book!


  3. Glad to be one of the stops on Jacquelin’s blog tour.

  4. LaCricia

    Thank you for hosting Jacquelin on your blog and for participating in The Ideal Wife blog tour.



  5. I give The Ideal Wife 5 stars also! Truly a great read!

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