One Saturday Evening: After Marriage Love Novel About Moving On (Diamond Lake Series Book 3)

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When Charlotte said the words ‘I do’ she never thought her marriage would only last for sixteen years, but it did. After her husband left her and their three girls, she was forced to move back to her hometown of Newport, Washington. Closer to family and a new life, she begins to settle with the reality that she might just be done with men until one day everything changes. A man of God? And he’s moving in next door? Sounds too good to be true, but that doesn’t stop her from daydreaming of what life could be like with a man like that. Will Charlotte find love in the arms of a neighbor? Or will she be destined to live alone?

From the best-selling Inspirational Romance Author T.K. Chapin comes a story of hope, faith, and love that will keep your fingers turning the page to see what happens next.

One Saturday Evening is book three in the Inspirational Fiction Diamond Lake Series by T.K. Chapin.

****Can be read as a standalone

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This fiction romance focuses on a divorced woman who must move back to her hometown. One Saturday Evening is an after marriage love novel that deals with how to move on.

Story Sample from One Saturday Evening:


When I uttered those sweet words, ‘I do,’ I thought it would be forever. My forever only turned out to be sixteen years. That’s life though. It’s full of the unexpected. Right when you think you have a handle on things, something disastrous happens, like your husband leaving you one day for no apparent reason. Why’d Bradley leave? I don’t know. Maybe it was the three children we had and the toll it took on my body, or maybe he just got bored with me. I don’t like thinking it was because of either of those two things, but he left, no matter the reason.

He left me with an ‘I don’t’ and three souls to take care of by my lonesome self. With Bradley gone, along with his income, I was forced to move back to my hometown of Newport. That was two years ago now. It’s by no means perfect here, but the town and air have a flavor that reminds me of my childhood days roaming the streets and playing with friends, and I like that feeling.

Chapter 1

Though I had come to terms with being alone, my heart longed to be loved. The morning cups of coffee and Bible reading were truly my greatest joy in life, but in the back of my mind, I knew just how sweet the mornings were with a husband by my side. My heart had been conditioned for too long to know what it felt like to always have someone there for me—whenever I woke up, whenever I came home, and most painful of all . . . whenever I pillowed my head to sleep at night. Now, even two years later, my heart still has a longing for the companionship and love. I never dreamed I’d be in the situation I found myself in.

Everything changed without my even knowing it on the last day of school for my three daughters. I was sitting in my kitchen one early morning, reading my Bible and taking sips of my coffee with a dash of hazelnut creamer, when I suddenly heard the sound of a truck backing up outside. Curious, I left my Bible and cup of coffee on the kitchen table to go investigate.

Opening the front door, I peeked out and spotted a moving truck next door at Mr. Finley’s old place. Mr. Finley had been a local resident of Newport from as far back as I could remember into my childhood, but he had died a few summers before I moved back to town with the girls. His once large and vibrant four-story house stood on a beautiful and well-kept acre and a half just off Diamond Lake. It now stood vacant, with overgrowth and a slouching roof on one end. My mother had told me when I asked about the property that the children didn’t want to sell it, but they felt it was better left alone. It piqued my interest, to say the least, to see a moving truck over there.

“Mom?” a familiar voice startled me from behind, breaking me out of my thoughts.

“Yes, dear?” I asked, whipping around to see Emily, my sixteen-year-old, tilting her head as she looked at me from atop the stairs.

“Have you seen my lip gloss?”

I shook my head and stole one more glance out the door toward Mr. Finley’s. I saw a man this time. He was coming around the back of the moving truck. He looked about my age, and though the distance was great between my front door and him, I could tell he was attractive. Probably married. Closing the door and my thoughts, I turned around and went upstairs to help Emily find her lip gloss.




As Emily, along with Tristan, my ten-year-old, and Bailey, my seven-year-old, piled into the SUV that morning, I noticed the brown-haired mystery man coming out of the back of the moving truck with a couple of boxes stacked in his arms. Two more men were there now, but they were still in the truck. Squinting, I could see they were positioning an old baby grand piano onto rollers. A warmth of love from my past rushed over me at the sight of the piano. It reminded me of the piano my grandfather would play when I was a child when all our family would gather for the holidays. Those days were some of the best memories I had in my life. The world made sense back when I was a child, but I didn’t know it did until I grew too old to appreciate it.

“Mom!” Emily startled me out of my reminiscent state as I stood at the driver side door staring at the moving truck. Shaking it off, I climbed into the driver’s seat and made eye contact with my beloved, but bossy, daughter in the rearview mirror.

“Yes, Emily?”

“I can’t be late. I have to turn in that extra credit to Mrs. Platt.” Her eyes drifted over to Mr. Finley’s house and the moving truck I was looking at only moments earlier. “Who’s moving in next door?”

“I’m not sure.” My eyes found their way back over to see the piano rolling down the ramp. Who was this new mysterious guy who’d moved in next door? I wasn’t sure, but I planned to find out.

As I backed out of my driveway, I pulled my thoughts away from the mysterious new arrival to the neighborhood and focused on the day ahead. Dropping the kids off at school for their last day, I stopped by the grocery store for a few needed items, and then headed off to my shift at Dixie’s Diner.



After Marriage Love Novel That Deals With How To Move On

Good Christian romance novels need to address some tough subjects at times. Not everyone is going to find their prince charming at church in Sunday school. The truth is life can be messy and often is, and that’s why I wrote this story. To highlight the fact that sometimes people get divorced. Sometimes people have to move back to their hometown and start all over again. This story is full of Inspirational fiction characters that you can root for along the way and I recommend this romance novel for anyone seeking to read a story about after a marriage falls apart.

Through much prayer and consideration, T.K. Chapin has fashioned this story into a piece of Christian literature that will bless you in reading and encourage you in your walk with Christ.


About The Author

Christian Author T.K. Chapin Portrait

The Christian Author Who Keeps God At The Center Of Everything.

T.K. CHAPIN is an award-winning Inspirational Christian Romance and fiction author who designs his stories to inspire and tug on your heartstrings.

He believes that telling authentic stories of faith, love, and family helps build the faith of believers while inviting non-believers into the reality of God.

Each story highlights how God can work in the lives of those who follow Him.

Chapin gives all credit for his writing and storytelling abilities to God. The majority of his stories take place in and around his hometown of Spokane Washington.

Chapin & his wife reside in Southeast Idaho and have three children.

When not writing, he enjoys traveling, swimming, and spending time with friends & family.

Vision For Christian Romance Novels With Realistic Characters

Christian romance novels are often just about two people falling in love, but it goes far beyond just that in T.K. Chapin books.

Real-to-life stories about realistic people are in every single book that Chapin writes.

People struggle with their life and sometimes their faith, Chapin captures that in every story he tells.

If you’re looking for a Christian romance novel that not only entertains but also inspires, pick up a copy of one of the many titles T.K. Chapin has published.

The Vision

As a Christian author, speaker and entrepreneur, it’s T.K. Chapin’s hope and desire to help build the Kingdom of God for His glory alone. It’s through the stories, articles, and connections with others that this is made possible.

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#4,878 in Religious Romance (Kindle Store)

Customer Reviews:

65 ratings

10 reviews for One Saturday Evening: After Marriage Love Novel About Moving On (Diamond Lake Series Book 3)

  1. 5 out of 5


    Loved this book from the beginning to the end filled with Gods Word correcting teaching to love unconditionally trusting God to work in each life

  2. 5 out of 5

    Dorothy Hendrickson

    CHARLOTTE uS three daughters she has been left to raise by herself since her husband left them and now she is divorced. Dylan moves next door to them and he is a very handsome man and a widower but after a few times talking to him she finds put he is an Atkin. The more she sees this man the harder she falls for him and to top it off he is very good with her girls and her mother, not mention how good he is for and to her. You will really enjoy the back and forth off and on between these two people.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Becky Carpenter

    One Saturday Evening, written by T.K. Chapin, is book 3 in the Diamond Lake Christian Romance Series.Charlotte grew up in Newport, WA and has returned with her three daughters to be near her family after a divorce. She was deeply hurt in the divorce and wants to start a new life in Newport. She’s working at Dixie’s Diner, trying to keep up with her daughters and has no time for that new life she so wanted…Then Dylan moves in next door! Dylan…what can I say…he’s too cute and so sweet AND has a relationship with the Lord…what more could a girl want?!My favorite character: Dylan…he’s a really nice guy…He’s just moved to Newport and finally is in a position to possibly care for a woman, but Charlotte seems to need to go through some growing pains. The verses from Ephesians 4: 31 & 32 come to life in this book. “ Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”I love how Chapin has taken romance and bumped it up a level in this book! Great story, lots of great love, And a godly lesson to learn all packed into this page turner! Great beginning, awesome middle and in true fashion for a T.K. Chapin book…he knocks it out of the park at the end of this Christian Romance! Great job, Mr. Chapin!Chapin has also brought us more of the Diamond Lake characters into One Saturday Evening that we’ve come to love from book 1, One Thursday Morning, and book 2, One Friday Afternoon. Enjoyed seeing the various characters and how they interact. Looking forward to book 4 in the Diamond Lake Series! Recommend every book in this series!

  4. 5 out of 5


    Leaving the readers hanging in suspense? What a wonderful story and perhaps somewherea couple gas gone through life in similar manner. Love is what it is all about because God is Love.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mary Rhonda Marquez

    The author truly knows how to make a point about trusting in God. Learning to give everything to God and trust in Him can be so hard. Believing preconceived opinions and not trusting that God knows what is good for you brings heartache. Mr. Chaplin knows just the right way to get across.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kathleen j parker

    I really love these books just wish they were longer!!! They give you a sense of peace and keep you wanting to read the book in one day can’t wait to read book 4

  7. 5 out of 5

    Linda Freeland

    I really liked this series. I loved this book. It really spoke to me with some of the issues I am dealing with. Amazing how God uses people for His good. I love this author and I thank him for giving to the Lord.

  8. 5 out of 5


    I enjoyed reading this novel. It kept my interest as it had some of the same characters from the previous novel. The location made you want to go to the church up on the hill across the lake just to get the feel of the atmosphere.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Anita Madden

    Good, clean romance with a bit of mystery. Involves breakups and new beginnings. You can get lost in the activities of the characters.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Nancy J. Pfannkuche

    I enjoyed this story so much, I couldn’t put it down, even lost some sleep because I enjoyed reading. I can’t say anymore or I will give the plot away. All I can say is to have you read this book.

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