Watch for Hallowed Halls to be released
in May 2014.
When Dr. Joy Gilbert is fired by a grieving boss who
wants more from her than she's willing to give, she
returns to her tiny hometown of Juliet, MO to find her
ex-fiance still single, her once-strong and independent
mother struggling in every way. Before she can make
a move, however, the back door of her car bursts open
and Tressa, her former employer's fifteen-year-old daughter,
clambers out, refusing to return home to either of her
divorced, embittered parents.
Zack Tyler, director of Juliet Hospital's ER, is stunned
to see the woman he still loves has returned to town,
apparently unbroken by the rejection of her former employer.
That same employer, Weston Cline, told Zack last year
that Joy wanted to spread her wings and take the job
Weston offered her in a suburb of Kansas City. Zack
would have expected to see her heartbroken, in tears,
but all she's worried about is her mother's health and
Tressa's rebellion. To help her financially, Zack hires
her to work in the ER, but the minute he does that,
he knows he's in for another wild ride of the heart.
When Tressa first begins having blackouts, she's relieved
that they take place when she's alone. If she's not
careful, she's afraid Joy will feel the need to tell
her parents, who will insist she return home. But more
and more often, the blackouts hit, and she's in grave
danger before Joy and Zack can discover what is causing
them, and what caused the deaths of her brother, her
father's baby brother, a great grandfather...how many
unexplained deaths will her family have to endure?
Watch for Collateral Damage for June
Set in Jolly Mill where we set Keeping Faith and Eye
of the Storm, Collateral Damage follows the wild flight
of our heroine, Sarah Russell, who is racing across
Missouri to Jolly Mill to catch her baby "sister"
who is innocently driving into danger. What Sarah feared
happens, and that old, undying love she feels for the
boy she once knew in her hometown promises to only cause
her heartache. But she needs his help to protect her
rebellious, teenaged daughter--yes, I said daughter--until
Sarah can reveal secrets from the past, They must find
out who killed their parents before someone can reach
Sarah's daughter. Little does the girl know that Sarah
is her real Mom, and the father? The love Sarah left
behind when her father moved them out of town. Can they
form a family after all the losses and disillusionment?