Today I'm taking the spotlight for myself to tell you about my newest short story ebook, In His Sight which releases from White Rose Publishing on Friday (July 23rd!).
Lorelei Connor is a mother on the run. Her abusive ex-husband has followed her all over the country trying to steal their daughter. Distrusting of men and needing to keep on the move, she’s surprised by her desire to remain close to Carson Alexander. Through her fear and hesitation, she must learn to rely on God to guide her—not an easy task when He’s prompting her to trust a man.
Can their relationship withstand the tragedy lurking on the horizon?
Excerpt: Lorelei Connor scoured the atlas on the coffee table. Her eyes searched far from the small town where she resided. The tick of the clock on the mantle above the fireplace reminded her time had run out.
Fear crawled up her spine.
They had lived in one place for too long. It was time to move on.
She closed her eyes, placed the red marker over the state of Tennessee and let the Lord lead her hand. She gazed down at the circle just southeast of Nashville. Stars Crossing. The name leapt out. She did a quick search on the Internet for specifics and clicked on the “Real Estate” link to verify available housing. A note on the page caught her eye. Handyman needed for maintenance and minor repairs of properties owned by agency. Emailed resumes accepted. Her soul danced in excitement.
She picked up the laptop and rushed into her daughter’s room. “Laurel, I know where we’re going!”
Her child groaned and buried her face in a pillow. “Not again, Mom. Where to now?”
Lorelei climbed on the bed and elbowed her daughter in a gentle gesture. “Look at this little town in Tennessee I’ve discovered.”
Laurel sat up and glanced at the screen. “Stars Crossing? Who ever heard of Stars Crossing, Tennessee? Stupid name if you ask me. You promised we’d stay here for a while.”
Despondency colored her tone and made Lorelei’s heart ache. “This time for good, no more moving, you’ll see.”
“Yeah, like I haven’t heard that before.”
Lorelei closed the laptop and crawled off the bed with a sigh. Weariness dragged at her. She understood how Laurel felt. She, too, despaired of the constant moving. Maybe this time she’d find the peace she craved and a quiet, unhurried lifestyle where she felt safe.
“Pack up your things.”
She returned to the living room and emailed her resume to the real estate agency. Two days later she and Laurel hit the road, everything they owned in the backseat and trunk of her car.
Five days after leaving Wyoming, they arrived in Stars Crossing, Tennessee. Within hours Lorelei had a place to live, a job, and Laurel was registered for school.
To celebrate this new release, I'll be visiting the blog of a few friends and giving away copies of In His Sight so follow me for multiple chances to win!
Friday, July 23 ~ Jo Anna Aislinn's Blog
Thursday, July 29th ~ Ausjenny's Blog
Monday, August 2nd ~ Cate Master's Blog
Friday, August 6th ~ Skhye Moncrief's Blog
Hope to see you at one or ALL of these places!
Until later..take care & be blessed!