Welcome to Cider Island – a town where anyone who’s anyone knows something about someone. It’s just that kind of place. And things get a whole lot stickier for the residents when a businessman visiting the island ends up smothered at the local sugar bush.
With maple syrup season in full swing, Ida Noe’s fudge shop is busier than a centipede at a toe counting contest – especially when she’s invited to showcase her world famous Maple Bacon Fudge at Sweeney’s Sugar Bush. All is sweet until some poor sap kicks the bucket in the sugarhouse and all fingers point to Ida’s best friend Maura Sweeney.
With the help of her lumpy black Lab and origami loving friend, Ida is determined to “tap” the real killer and prove that maple can indeed be murder.
Previously published as Maple Can Be Murder.
When 48 year-old single mother, massage therapist and returning student Ellie meets a young woman with kidney disease, she decides to make it her mission to save the girl. Unfortunately, outdated rules made it difficult for altruistic donors, and besides, the woman doesn’t want a savior. Does this stop Ellie from her quest to “be the change” one seeks in the world? Not a chance.
Told with humor and self-reflection, this inspirational memoir of courage and compassion is interwoven with anecdotal stories that help the reader identify what kind of person commits the selfless act of organ donation. Ellie,a self-described devout agnostic, is kind but often irreverent. She is generous, but she is no saint. Ultimately, becoming a kidney donor has given her a renewed sense of purpose and fulfillment. Lost in Transplantation asserts that we are all capable of altering a human being’s life for the better, including our own.
Jenny Garcia has returned to Boston from a vacation overseas, little knowing that her suitcase contained a valuable haul of illicit drugs hidden inside. When the bag is stolen from her at the airport Boston investigator Mark Kane is given the difficult job of retrieving the suitcase and finding out who is responsible for putting Jenny in such terrible danger. But when the two men who could have provided the answers are found dead Kane has his work cut out for him. As Lucy stumbles upon a vital piece of evidence the case suddenly takes a new turn. Has Kane been looking in all the wrong places? And when a kidnapping puts the whole investigation on a different footing he needs to call on all his experience and cunning to save the victim from harm and bring the culprits to justice.
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For better or worse … what does that truly mean?
Elizabeth Walton-Smythe agrees to marry Daniel O’Connor despite her own reservations and that of her parents. But her privileged upbringing in no way prepares her for life with the roguish Irishman. Her quest to leave her former life behind brought her to Daniel, but now Lizzy will need to trust in God more than ever just to survive.
Lizzy truly wants to love Daniel and save him from himself. However, before she can help her husband, Lizzy needs to face her own lingering shadows.
“The Shadows Trilogy” is a story of passion and love, and of God’s inexplicable desire to free people from pasts that haunt them so they can live a life full of His peace, love and forgiveness, regardless of the circumstances.
Interview with the Author
Q. So what makes “The Shadows Trilogy” special?
A. “The Shadows Trilogy” are Christian romance novels that not only make you feel good, but show God’s love at work in people’s lives. When I set out to write this series, I really wanted to create a contemporary Christian romance with captivating, real life characters who face some quite challenging, real life issues.
Q. What order should I read the books in?
A. As the story unfolds progressively, it’s important that you read them in order. Book 1: “Lingering Shadows”, followed by Book 2: “Facing the Shadows”, and then Book 3: “Beyond the Shadows”.
Q. When will Books 2 and 3 be available?
A. Book 2 “Facing the Shadows” is due for release in late August, and Book 3 “Beyond the Shadows”, will follow in October/November 2015.
Q. So, why should readers give these books a go?
A. Anyone looking for satisfying Christian womens fiction with real life issues would enjoy this series. My hope is that by reading these Christian womens books, my readers will be challenged to draw closer to God, and to let go of any shadows in their own past that might be holding them back from living a life full of God’s grace, peace, and forgiveness.
Overall, I believe that “Lingering Shadows” is a Christian womans novel that will appeal to any Christian woman seeking an enjoyable but challenging read.
The Shadows Trilogy Series eBook Categories
– Contemporary Christian Romance
– Inspirational Womens Fiction