Unexpected Mercy (Havens Creek Book 4)
When a serial killer takes the life of her best friend and roommate, Hannah Foster must flee Baton Rouge or she will be next. Assuming her dead friend’s identity, Hannah travels to Havens Creek, the childhood home of her late friend.
Mark Ryland has recovered from his physical injuries after a motorcycle accident, but not the emotional scars. Then a beautiful woman with glowing red hair rides into town on a purple Harley and Mark is faced with overcoming his demons.
Hannah falls in love with the small town and its inhabitants. As she and Mark grow closer, she struggles with the knowledge that her deception could cost her everything.
Then the serial killer resurfaces and Hannah must choose to run again, or stay and trust God. Will His mercy prevail?
Braden Ryland has hidden his pain and resentment of being given away as a toddler. When his twin brother Mark searches for their biological father, angry words are spoken–the last between them before Mark is critically injured in a motorcycle accident. Regrets lay heavily on Braden’s shoulders, including falling in love with his brother’s girlfriend. He needs Mark to awaken from a coma to seek forgiveness.
As Christmas approaches Braden prays for a miracle. God delivers, but in an unexpected way.
Chase Douglas, a rancher who lost his leg while serving in Afghanistan, no longer believes in a caring God. When he receives a phone call that his sister has died leaving him guardian of his four-year-old nieces, he leaves his comfort zone and travels to Havens Creek, Tennessee. There he meets Becca Middleton, a beautiful, kind-hearted woman who has been caring for the girls. When he learns his sister was murdered and her daughters are witnesses, Chase’s plans to take them back to Montana are delayed.
As he and Becca grow closer, he learns her husband was a soldier who died next to him in Afghanistan after giving Chase a letter to deliver to his wife and daughter. The letter, buried in a duffel bag along with the devastating nightmares of war, could bring closure or destroy their chance at happiness.
Low on faith and high on fear, Summer Grant flees from death threats and is involved in an accident which leaves her trapped in Havens Creek, a small town not far enough away from danger. Though she doesn’t trust cops, she has no choice but to accept the hospitality offered by Police Chief Jake Taylor. Staying with his sister and her daughter in an isolated mountain home is the ideal place to recuperate, but if the man Summer is running from finds her, no one will be safe.
Hope Courtland escaped her marriage to save her life. Her only regret is leaving her young stepson, Joshua, behind. Though she wants custody, no attorney is willing to tackle her ex-husband in a custody battle. Hope’s faith begins to falter. She learns that Joshua is paying the consequences for her freedom, and in an act of desperation, she kidnaps him. Suddenly she is a suspect in her ex-husband’s murder.
Zack Stone is content to be sheriff of Pine Cove, Tennessee, where the worst conflict he deals with is handing out speeding tickets. Though his faith is strong, he struggles with issues of forgiveness surrounding his wife’s death. When he rescues Hope in a rainstorm, the last thing he expects is to find a woman who stirs his heart. Being a small town sheriff shouldn’t involve kidnapping and murder, but Zack can’t turn his back on Hope and the little boy she loves.
Abby Palmer’s four-year-old son, Caleb, has been kidnapped by a serial murderer dubbed “The Grinch.” She’s been instructed not to involve the police or her son will be murdered immediately. There is only one person she knows who can help save her son, Chance Taggert, Caleb’s father. But Chance doesn’t know he has a son. There are twelve days to Christmas and the countdown has begun. Tick. Tock.
Brenda Davis is resigned to climbing into bed and shutting out thoughts of happy family gatherings. Twenty-four years ago she gave her baby up for adoption. Every year since, she’s placed a present under an unlit Christmas tree, waiting until the time they can be reunited. It’s Christmas Eve, and Brenda’s heart is heavy for she’s going to spend it alone–again.
But her friend, Dave Kingsdale, has other plans. He convinces Brenda to go to dinner with him. What he doesn’t tell her is that dinner will be at his parents’ home. For a long time, the widower has been longing to tell Brenda he wants more than friendship from her. What he doesn’t know is that she has the same feelings for him. And what neither of them know is a Christmas miracle is about to happen–delivered by an unlikely Santa.
My stories appear in the following books:
“Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrates Mothers”
“Chicken Soup to Inspire a Woman’s Soul”
“Chicken Soup for the Soul – Celebrating Mothers & Daughters”
“Cup of Comfort for Grandparents”