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Saturday, April 23, 2016

#SaturdaySpotlight: Christine Lindsay with Sofi's Bridge!

Good Morning Friends!

Today I am traveling to Logansport, Louisiana for a book signing at the DeSoto Parish Library. If you're in the area, please feel free to drop by between 10 am and 1 pm.

Meanwhile, please welcome Christine Lindsay back to our blog with her newest release, Sofi's Bridge!

Seattle Debutant Sofi Andersson will do everything in her power to protect her sister who is suffering from shock over their father’s death. Charles, the family busy-body, threatens to lock Trina in a sanatorium—a whitewashed term for an insane asylum—so Sofi will rescue her little sister, even if it means running away to the Cascade Mountains with only the new gardener Neil Macpherson to protect them. 

But in a cabin high in the Cascades, Sofi begins to recognize that the handsome immigrant from Ireland harbors secrets of his own. Can she trust this man whose gentle manner brings such peace to her traumatized sister and such tumult to her own emotions? 

And can Neil, the gardener continue to hide from Sofi that he is really Dr. Neil Galloway, a man wanted for murder by the British police? Only an act of faith and love will bridge the distance that separates lies from truth and safety.

Excerpt: Cascade Mountains, Washington State 1913

“Sometimes I think it would be easier,” she said, “if I didn’t feel the urge to use these natural abilities—I think God-given abilities—but to do the more expected tasks of a woman in my social position. Strangely, my father considered it more socially acceptable for my sister to enter yacht races than for me to consider a career.”

Sofi raised her gaze. “But what about you, Neil? With all this talk about life’s purposes and the toil of one’s brow, what are you doing with your life?” The sun nestled between two peaks as she tensed her weight against the sun-warmed granite.

Her natural perfume intoxicated him—not the overpowering colognes of society, but the scent of soap, apples she been paring earlier—stirring the desire to touch her cheek, her hands, her arms. What if he closed the gap between them? How would the softness of her cheek feel against the roughness of his? What would her lips taste like?

His breath quickened.

Sofi’s eyes widened.

He couldn’t tear his gaze from her softly parting mouth. A muscle tapped at the base of her throat.
Had one of them moved closer?

He pulled in a breath. When a man and a woman cared for each other, they should speak the truth. He wanted to tell her about the thrift clinic he’d partnered in for the poor back home. Tell her of the work he’d done in the hospital. If he shared his pride in those accomplishments, he knew her eyes would shine in understanding.

Aye, right, ye fool. Then tell her you left the clinic and your position in Belfast City Hospital, as well as all your patients, to run to Washington State to be a gardener. How could he possibly tell her about the night that stole his life from him, and all with one slash of a knife? He rubbed the pressure between his brows. “Time we were getting back to the cabin.”

“Right. Of course.” In a fluster, she smoothed her shirtwaist. Her eyes that moments ago were shining turned a dull slate. She set her profile to him. “Yes, how foolish for the two of us to stand here any longer.”

Read the first chapter of Sofi’s Bridge for Free on Christine’s Books HERE

Purchase Sofi's Bridge at AMAZON.com and Pelican Book Group
Also coming to Barnes & Noble and Christian Books.com

Christine Lindsay is the author of multi-award-winning Christian fiction. Tales of her Irish ancestors who served in the British Cavalry in Colonial India inspired her multi-award-winning series Twilight of the British Raj, Book 1 Shadowed in Silk, Book 2 Captured by Moonlight, and the explosive finale Veiled at Midnight.

Christine’s Irish wit and her use of setting as a character is evident in her contemporary romance Londonderry Dreaming. Her newest release Sofi’s Bridge also features a dashing Irish hero.

Aside from being a busy writer and speaker, Christine and her husband live on the west coast of Canada. Coming August 2016 is the release of Christine’s non-fiction book Finding Sarah—Finding Me: A Birthmother’s Story.

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Read the first chapters Free of all Christine Lindsay’s novels on her website in section Christine’s Books. www.christinelindsay.org

Congratulations Christine on your brand new book! Here's wishing you the best of God's Blessings with it.

Hope you enjoyed today's spotlight friends. Check back every week for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and more Saturday Spotlights.

Until next time...take care and God bless.


Kara O'Neal said...

What an excerpt! Loved it. Good luck to you!

Leah St. James said...

Terrific excerpt, and sounds like a compelling story. Wishing you much success with it!

Christine said...

Thank you Kara and Leah, glad you enjoyed the excerpts. Blessings and hugs

Alicia Dean said...

Love the premise, and the excerpt. I adore books with secrets and characters who aren't what they seem. Congrats and best wishes!

MJ Schiller said...

Great set up for this one! Gotta love an Irishman! Thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

Hi Alicia and MJ, yes I have to admit I too like the premise. So many of us Christians have a hard time not stepping in to "fix" or help. It's so heart-breakingly hard to not "fix" things at times for the ones we love. And yes, MJ, I too really love Irishmen. LOL Loads and loads of them in my family.