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Author, Author! — Linda Rodante

28 Sep

Please welcome romantic suspense author, Linda Rodante, to By The Book! Linda will be joining a panel discussion at the book festival taking place in Perry, Georgia in January 2024. I cannot wait to meet her in person, but until then she’s shared insights into her writing journey.

Q & A with Linda Rodante

Many authors say that they have always been a writer — making up stories as a child. When did you first become a writer?

I was a reader first, but yes, I remember making up stories starting around twelve. And I actually tried writing then, too. I wrote a 53-page hand-written “book,” that a friend’s father threw away. Like Jo in Little Women, I was devastated.

Was there a special someone, such as a teacher, parent, or other relative, who encouraged you to pursue writing?

My dad more than anyone else. He bought me a typewriter when I was about fourteen.

Why did you choose the Christian romantic suspense genre?

I wrote some books before I became a Christian that were never published. But once I accepted Jesus as my Savior, I immediately felt that secular writing was not something I wanted to do. But Christian fiction was different. I could write about what was important in life (GOD), and also entertain with a good story. I’ve always liked mysteries and romance so that combination was wonderful.

Were there any obstacles you faced in your journey to publication?

Writing conferences are expensive and then often editors will tell you how they look for reasons to throw a story out. After paying for and attending a number of conferences where I heard this, I was very discouraged. I had an agent at the time, and she talked to me about Indie publishing through Amazon. She was helping other authors go from traditional publishing to independent. I decided that was for me and have not regretted it. After publishing my first three books in one year, I found I needed to market them. Learning to market was another uphill climb for me. 

What types of research do you pursue? Books, on-site visits, etc. 

I do most of my research online or with people I know in the field. For instance, I “interviewed” two firefighters for the book FIRE. However, I don’t know any gangsters, so I did a lot of online research for the Spiritual Warfare Series.

What does a typical writing day look like?

Are you structured or informal in your writing schedule? I am not writing full-time, so my writing time is informal. I do try to write almost every day when I am working on a book. If you skip many days, the book will never get done. Often, I write at night after my husband goes to bed.  

How long does it usually take to craft your books? (from outlines/first drafts to final edits).

I’m a pantzer which means I “write by the seat-of-my-pants.” No formal outlines. I get an idea, and I start writing. Many times this idea is about the middle or end of the story, so I have to go back and create the beginning and a history for each of the characters. We pantzers sometimes say the story writes itself or that our characters end up doing things we never planned.

Can you tell us a little about what inspired your latest novel?

PREVAIL mainly started with my desire for one of the characters in another book to have a love interest (I’m trying to not give away too much here 😊). I thought it would be a novella just about this person, but then it morphed into a Christmas romantic suspense story. I love it when I don’t even know what’s going to happen in a book I’m writing! (Prevail released September 23!)

What do you want your readers to take away with them after finishing one of your novels?

Number one is that I want them to be encouraged in their walk with the Lord. I want them to see there are still good people fighting the fight and staying the course, and that God is awesome and does show up for his people—perhaps giving them a desire to get into their Bible. Secondly, I want them to put the book down with regret that it’s over but with a smile and a warm place glowing inside them.

Readers always want to know what is next for an author. Do you have any works in progress you can share about?

I am involved with nine other authors who are putting together a book set. Each author is writing a new Christian romantic suspense novel for this book set. It will be out in June 2024. I’m excited about it because it gives readers a lot of books for a small price (pre-orders are only 99c) and allows them to read some authors whose books they might not have read yet. It can be pre-ordered here: 



Garrett’s job with the Coastguard is high-paced and harrowing, but his social life resembles an ocean freighter stuck in the doldrums. With Christmas on the horizon, he’s trying to hold to his new faith, but a tragedy in his childhood makes it the one holiday he dreads.

Paramedic Whitney Springfield loves Christmas, and Garrett Lovett might be the best Christmas gift ever—if she could get him to notice her. But it’s evident that silky blond locks trump her red curls where the handsome IronWorks grad is concerned.

When another Christmas tragedy strikes, Garrett and Whitney join forces to catch a killer. In the midst, they may find each other—if the guilt from past mistakes doesn’t keep them apart.

Linda Rodante was born and raised in Florida. She is married with two grown sons, a daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren. At twenty-six, she discovered the miraculous love of Jesus Christ. God blessed her with a passion for the written word—especially mysteries and romantic suspense novels, from Nancy Drew to Agatha Christie, from Dee Henderson to Kristen Heitzman. She speaks about and works against human trafficking. Her author blog is www.lindarodante.com. Her human trafficking and commitment to God blog is at https://lindarodante.wordpress.com/

Top 10 Tuesday — Fall TBR

19 Sep

Just a couple more days and it’s FALL! Here in the sunny South, the temps are edging down, but the real Fall weather won’t show up for at least a month (sometimes more). But that doesn’t keep me from piling up a bunch of books to read for the season. I have had a ton of “required” reading the past few months, but I am happy that a lot of pleasure reads are in my future. I have more than 10, but I will keep the list to the next 10 books I will be enjoying in the coming weeks. I read across genres, so there should be something for everyone.

For more bloggers’ Fall TBR lists, check out That Artsy Reader Girl.

Top Books on My Fall TBR

The All-American by Susie Finkbeiner (historical)

Broker of Lies by Steven James (thriller)

He Should Have Told The Bees by Amanda Cox (dual timeline/general)

Into The Fire by Irene Hannon (romantic suspense)

Jane And The Final Mystery by Stephanie Barron (historical/cozy mystery)

A River Between Us by Jocelyn Green (historical)

A Shadow in Moscow by Katherine Reay (historical)

Shadows at Dusk by Elizabeth Goddard (romantic suspense)

The Warsaw Sisters by Amanda Barratt (historical)

The Wind Blows in Sleeping Grass by Katie Powner (dual timelines)

Author, Author — Brandy Heineman

14 Sep

My small town is hosting a big book festival in January 2024! We have 35+ authors participating in panel discussions and author presentations. I am so excited about Turning A New Page! If you live anywhere near middle Georgia, make plans to attend.

Georgia author Brandy Heineman is joining the suspense panel. She writes dual timeline stories inspired by her family history. Her newest book, Honey for The Bones, looks sensational (it’s waiting for me in my TBR). But you will want to check out her other works as well. Mystery, suspense, history, and romance! Don’t they look great?! I am going to queue up Last to Know for my yearly Christmas reading binge. 🙂


Present Day. Solveig Borja fled Virginia to escape the guilt of one reckless night, and once she settles the family estate, she’s Norway-bound and never looking back. Meanwhile, Kyle Benton has come seeking asylum from past sins—which Solveig shatters even as their hopeless romance blooms. But when they discover a skeleton at Rice Caverns, its century-old mystery holds startling links to the here-and-now.

1919. The Great War is won. Gussie Rice longs for her beau’s return from France, until she learns he’s confined at a stateside hospital and her closest confidant is part of the secret. Her bid for love sparks a confrontation that ricochets through time…

Bad blood and escalating threats swirl around Solveig, and Kyle’s new life proves no haven from the old with his brother’s killer trolling the shadows. As the past rears up, the cavern’s hidden places beckon with power to light their hope or to swallow them in utter darkness.

There’s more than one way to be haunted . . . 

After a series of agonizing losses, Abby Wells seeks solace with distant relatives in faraway Georgia. Maybe her great-aunt Ruby can answer the questions Abby’s mother never would. But what begins as a search for connection quickly turns with Aunt Ruby’s claims that the old family home is haunted. Desperate to believe in something, Abby throws herself into the ghost hunt—unaware of Aunt Ruby’s schemes, or that the grudges in her bloodlines run generations deep. Her heart wrestles with the land of the living, caught between her ex’s bid for reconciliation and a growing fascination with the house’s handsome caretaker. Yet it’s the burden of mystery that woos her as she calls into the stillness—Are you real?

All she wants for Christmas . . . is an end to this terrible year.

Silver bells are ringing, but family drama and flaky finances have Nadine Notaro wrung out. The only bright spots this holiday season are her job at the Blissford Historical Society and her cheery, dependable co-worker, Chase Garren—until the City Council cuts their funding. The lost income will be bad enough, but what about Chase? Though quick to remind everyone they’re just friends, she can’t stomach losing him, too.

While packing up the Society’s record collections, Chase and Nadine discover a journalist’s cache of negatives pointing to a decades-old scandal and cover-up. Entanglements with the City’s biggest power players pull their strings, but every clue brings them closer to the truth—and each other—until Nadine finds evidence of a betrayal she never thought possible.

Casting light on the lies may ruin Christmas and their friendship, but it stands to cost them much more.

Spotlight on Romantic Suspense — Expired Vows

13 Sep

Expired Vows JustRead Blog + Review Blitz

Welcome to the Blog + Review Blitz for Expired Vows by Laura Conaway and Lisa Phillips, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About The Book

Expired Vows

Title: Expired Vows
Series: Last Chance Fire and Rescue #4
Author: Laura Conaway & Lisa Phillips
Publisher: Sunrise Publishing
Release Date: September 12, 2023
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Fire. Family. Faith.
Last Chance Fire and Rescue

She sees the promise of freedom. He vowed to always be the hero.

EMT Trace Bently came back to Last Chance County to escape his past. After the loss of his wife, he gave up a promising career as a police officer for the chance to save lives every day as part of the Fire Department. When a hostage situation demands the help of a local counselor, Trace realizes the past he left behind has found him. He’s being given a second chance to save the life of someone he cares about.

If he can face the grief he buried.

Family Counselor Kelsey Scott has to secure this grant or admit failure. She can’t afford to lose any more pieces of the life she wants because of her own choices. When Kelsey becomes the target of a series of dangerous attacks, Trace steps in determined to protect his wife’s best friend. This hero breaks down all her resistance, but Kelsey can’t risk her own heart.

Even if it’s what will set them both free.

Another thrilling installment in the Last Chance Fire and Rescue series.


Trace Bently wasn’t going to let anyone die on his watch—not today. 

“You ready to go, partner?” Andi peeked her head around the driver’s side door of the ambulance. Her voice echoed in the enclosed garage area of the Eastside firehouse.  

“All set.” Trace hit the side of the truck and jogged to the passenger side. 

The tires squealed against the pavement as they made a sharp turn out of the station. Sunlight streamed through the windshield, and he pulled down the visor. Andi leaned forward and flicked the sirens on. Traffic steered to the shoulder, and they were given the right of way. 

Trace spoke into the radio. “Ambulance 21 is on the way. Any updates on the situation?”

Static crackled through the line as he waited for a response. Hostage situations could get ugly fast, and he hoped a negotiator was already en route. Time was always of the essence. No telling what would tip the captor over the edge to do something stupid. He’d seen it too many times when he was a cop. Standing around, powerless to do anything.

Now that he was an EMT, he could focus on the victims rather than just who needed to be arrested. Saving lives was his job—and that’s exactly what he was going to do.

He leaned forward and tapped his foot against the floorboard before sneaking a glance at Andi. A knowing look crossed her face as she raised her eyebrows. She was going as fast as possible. He knew that. But he didn’t have to like how slow it felt in the meantime. 

“We’ve got a male holding two kids at gunpoint,” the commander on the other end of the line stated.

Trace winced. “Copy that.” 

“Kids?” Andi hissed. 

Trace gritted his teeth. “I know.” 

“The wife escaped and is with an officer now but needs immediate medical attention. Gash to the forehead and cuts along her arm. Possible broken bone,” the commander said.

“ETA seven minutes.” Trace let go of the button.

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About The Authors

Lisa Phillips Laura Conaway

Lisa Phillips is a USA Today and top ten Publishers Weekly bestselling author of over 50 books that span Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line, independently published series romantic suspense, and thriller novels. She’s discovered a penchant for high-stakes stories of mayhem and disaster where you can find made-for-each-other love that always ends in happily ever after.

Lisa is a British ex-pat who grew up an hour outside of London and attended Calvary Chapel Bible College, where she met her husband. He’s from California, but nobody’s perfect. It wasn’t until her Bible College graduation that she figured out she was a writer (someone told her). As a worship leader for Calvary Chapel churches in her local area, Lisa has discovered a love for mentoring new ministry members and youth worship musicians.

Connect with Lisa by visiting authorlisaphillips.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates. Discover the world of Last Chance County at www.lastchancecounty.com.

Laura Conaway grew up in the suburbs of Pennsylvania as an avid reader and writer while making every adventure a mystery to solve like Nancy Drew. As a former school librarian, she’s always on the hunt for the next best read but now spends her time creating stories that leave readers on the edge of their seat with a healthy dose of suspense and happily ever afters. When she’s not typing away or inhaling sweet potato fries to motivate writing, Laura spends her time playing violin and guitar and sharing about the Greatest Story ever written.

Connect with Laura by visiting lauraconawayauthor.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

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Top 10 Tuesday — Books That Defied My Expectations

5 Sep

Happy Tuesday! I hope you enjoyed your long weekend with some rest and reading. I traveled to Chicago to participate in the Windy City Saga Tour hosted by Jocelyn Green. It certainly defied expectations! It was such a fantastic trip filled with lots of reader-nerd fun. I was especially thrilled to meet in person many of my favorite authors. If you ever get the opportunity to join a literary tour, I heartily encourage it.

Speaking of defying expectations, my list today includes books I knew I probably would like, but didn’t realize how much I would love them. They are a mix of genres, so there is definitely something for everyone. I hope you find a book to love.

Top Books That Defied Expectations

Fatal Code by Natalie Walters

In This Moment by Gabrielle Meyer

The Lady’s Mine by Francine Rivers

The Librarian of Saint-Malo by Mario Escobar

The Long March Home by Tosca Lee And Marcus Brotherton

The Mistletoe Countess by Pepper Basham

The Weight of Air by Kimberly Duffy

When We Were Young And Brave by Hazel Gaynor

Where The Blue Sky Begins by Katie Powner

Within These Walls of Sorrow by Amanda Barratt

Spotlight on Romantic Suspense — Unseen

30 Aug

Unseen JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Unseen by Traci Hunter Abramson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About The Book


Title: Unseen
Series: Guardian #7
Author: Traci Hunter Abramson
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: August 15, 2023
Genre: Clean Romantic Suspense

Laura’s work as a nurse practitioner has pushed her to her breaking point. A trip abroad to visit her grandmother in Honduras promises a few days of relief, but when her abuela falls ill, Laura finds herself walking the halls of a hospital once more. Still wearing her scrubs, she could easily be confused for a local healthcare worker―and it’s a mistake that happens almost immediately. After a recent shootout, the local gang needs a doctor, and they don’t ask for what they want―they take it. In a split second, Laura is captured in a deadly case of mistaken identity. The outlook is dire until a mysterious rescuer appears, launching the pair on a desperate flight to freedom.

As a member of the ultraclassified guardian program, Manuel is responsible for protecting US assets in Central America. But when a job in Honduras goes terribly wrong, his skills are pushed to the limit as he races to get Laura out of the country alive. What begins as a connection forged in a shared ordeal quickly deepens, and Manuel and Laura must learn to trust their instincts―and their hearts―if they hope to survive.

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Manuel wasn’t about to tell her that the Jaguar Negro were known for intercepting cars right before reaching border crossings and that attempting to drive the whole way would practically guarantee another confrontation. She already looked worried enough. “Don’t worry. I have a plan.”

“There you go, telling me not to worry again.”

Manuel stood. “If you didn’t always look worried, I’d stop telling you that.”

She furrowed her brow, a little line creasing her otherwise smooth forehead.

“Trust me,” he said.

“You’ve been telling me that a lot too.”

Had he? “You can trust me.”

“It’s not like I have much choice.”

The resignation in her voice caused Manuel to hesitate. He was used to clients needing time to learn he was on their side, but he hated that Laura hadn’t truly let herself believe in him.

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About The Author

Traci Hunter Abramson

Traci Hunter Abramson was born in Arizona, where she lived until moving to Venezuela for a study abroad program. After graduating from Brigham Young University, she worked for the Central Intelligence Agency, eventually resigning in order to raise her family. She credits the CIA with giving her a wealth of ideas as well as the skills needed to survive her children’s teenage years. She loves to travel and recently retired after twenty-six years coaching her local high school swim team. She has written forty-five best-selling novels and is an eight-time Whitney Award winner, including 2017 and 2019 Best Novel of the Year.

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First Line Friday — Fragile Designs

25 Aug

Happy Friday! Today I am featuring a favorite author, Colleen Coble, and her upcoming romantic suspense novel Fragile Designs. The book does not release until January 2024, but I was able to get an early copy from NetGalley. It sounds fantastic — Fabrege’ eggs and the Russian mafia — and the cover is great! I can’t wait to read it.

Here’s the first line:

Another wave of nausea hit Carly Harris the minute she opened her car door and got out in the garage.

There’s only one thing more dangerous than family secrets.

Since her police-officer husband Eric’s mysterious murder, Carly Harris has been struggling to support herself and their infant son. Her career as an antique dealer isn’t sustainable, nor is her dream of becoming a novelist. So when her grandmother proposes she and her two sisters restore the family’s large Beaufort home and turn it into a bed-and-breakfast, she immediately gets to work clearing out the house. In the process, she uncovers a family secret that Eric kept hidden. And an heirloom that the wrong person wouldn’t hesitate to kill for.

Homicide detective Lucas Bennet isn’t his neighbor’s biggest fan, not since she broke his brother’s heart years ago. But when Carly turns to Lucas for help, believing she’s found a lost Fabergé egg that would be worth millions and that could put her family’s lives in danger, he can’t help but get involved. Soon, they’re entangled in a mystery with threads that lead all the way to the Russian mafia. Lucas has gotten in deep, and while he trusts his ability to keep Carly and her family safe, he begins to realize he’s vulnerable to an unexpected kind of danger. And he’s helpless to stop the freefall. As they continue working closely together, Carly and Lucas realize they may have found something more precious than gold. Yet it’s only a matter of time before Carly—or, worse, someone she loves—gets hurt.

Spotlight On Romantic Suspense — Mountain Abduction Rescue

17 Aug

Mountain Abduction Rescue JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Mountain Abduction Rescue by Darlene L. Turner, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About The Book

Mountain Abduction Rescue

Title: Mountain Abduction Rescue
Series: Crisis Rescue Team #3
Author: Darlene L. Turner
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: August 22, 2023
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

A wildfire threat…

becomes a missing person search.

A serial arsonist is out for revenge in the Canadian Rocky Mountains—and kidnaps park warden Hazel Hoyt’s son and his camping troop. Now Hazel must team up with the man who broke her heart, firefighter Mitchell Booth, to find the missing boys as wildfires blaze around them. But someone has no intention of letting the pair get off the mountain alive…

From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.


A gunshot sounded from the riverbank, and a bullet hit the hull.

Mitchell’s muscles locked as terror threatened to overpower him. He tightened his grip on his paddles, scrambling to steady the canoe. His earlier assessment of someone lurking on the riverbank had been correct.

Hazel screamed and dived for cover, as she whipped out her gun.

Her rapid movement, coupled with the frothy rapids caused the canoe to tip. Mitchell fought to right it but failed. As they hit the next rise, they were thrown into the water.

Hazel’s life jacket kept her buoyant, and she grasped a low-lying branch. It stopped her from being pulled into the upcoming rapids.

Mitchell struggled to keep his head above the water as the current swept him downstream. He flailed his arms.


Hazel’s garbled scream came as a large rapid crashed into him, immersing him before he could draw in a breath. One thought tumbled through his mind.

Would he survive the turbulent waters so he could help Hazel find her son and stop the Rocky Mountain Firebug?

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About The Author

Darlene L. Turner

Darlene L. Turner is an award-winning author and lives with her husband, Jeff in Ontario, Canada. Her love of suspense began when she read her first Nancy Drew book. She’s turned that passion into her writing and believes readers will be captured by her plots, inspired by her strong characters, and moved by her inspirational message. You can connect with Darlene at her website where there’s suspense beyond borders.

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Read A Romance Month — Romantic Suspense

15 Aug

Happy Tuesday! I, along with quite a few other bloggers, had trouble coming up with books for this week’s TTT topic — characters that should team up. With all that I have had going on in the past couple of weeks, my brain just couldn’t handle the challenge. 😉 So I am continuing my Read A Romance series for TTT today.

August is read a romance month (like we need a reminder), and today I am focusing on my favorite romantic suspense authors. I love a good mystery/suspense, and I love trying to figure out just whodunit with engaging characters. The books listed are the first book of the authors’ most recent series. Hope you find one to love.

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Read A Romance Month — Top Romantic Suspense

Unknown Threat by Lynn Blackburn

Counter Attack by Patricia Bradley

End Game by Rachel Dylan

Life Flight by Lynette Eason

Cold Light of Day by Elizabeth Goddard

Point of Danger by Irene Hannon

The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey

Lights Out by Natalie Walters

Spotlight On Romantic Suspense — Unseen Danger

9 Aug

Unseen Danger JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Unseen Danger by Jerusha Agen, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About The Book

Unseen Danger

Title: Unseen Danger
Series: Guardians Unleashed, #3
Author: Jerusha Agen
Publisher: SDG Words, LLC
Release Date: July 27, 2023
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

This woman and her K-9 protect others. Now who will protect them?

After a brutal attack, it took Nevaeh Williams six years to rebuild her life. Now a security specialist at the Phoenix K-9 Security and Detection Agency, she faces danger nearly every day. But when an old friend is targeted, her fragile stability begins to crumble.

Celebrity bodyguard Branson Aaberg could lose more than his career if he fails to end the mysterious threat against his client. Soon he’s more concerned with rescuing the tough but vulnerable woman who joins his security team.

Nevaeh is there to protect her friend, but what if she needs protection? What if the feeling she’s being watched isn’t the result of her traumatized imagination? If the danger is real, Nevaeh’s only hope for survival may be the God powerful enough to defeat her worst enemy—the one she doesn’t see before it’s too late.

Unseen Danger continues the thrilling story of the elite Phoenix K-9 Security and Detection Agency that began with Hidden Danger (Guardians Unleashed, #1). (Each book can stand alone or be read as series installments.)

Praise for Jerusha Agen:

“Jerusha Agen once again delivers top-level suspense and thrilling action. Fast-paced suspense at its best.”

– DiAnn Mills, bestselling author of Concrete Evidence on Covert Danger

“Fast-paced, explosive thriller. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”

– Carrie Stuart Parks, award-winning, bestselling author of Relative Silence on Rising Danger


“I just need you to breathe for me, okay, Eddie?” The woman’s tone stayed even and calm. “The ambulance will be here soon, and we’ll get you help with the pain.”

Branson stepped to her side, where he could see she held Kicker’s wrist in her slim fingers, apparently checking his pulse. Was she a medic instead? Her bounty of curls blocked her face from view.

He crouched beside her. “How’s he doing?”

The woman started and leaped away faster than the pond frogs back home.

His heart jumped as he stood and reached for her in case she toppled as she landed five feet from him.

But she jerked back before he could touch her. Her eyes were wide, and her nostrils flared as she stared up at him as if he’d tried to attack her.

A hot zing blazed through his chest as he took in her deep brown eyes, flawless skin, and full lips. Ironic to say the least. D-Chop had given Branson an unsavory nickname because of his disinterest in the female groupies in the hip-hop star’s entourage. Now here he was, attracted to a girl for the first time since high school. 

And he’d clearly just scared her to death.

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Hidden Danger Covert Danger

About The Author

Jerusha Agen

Jerusha Agen imagines danger around every corner but knows God is there, too. So naturally, she writes romantic suspense infused with the hope of salvation in Jesus Christ. Jerusha loves to hang out with her big furry dogs and little furry cats, often while reading or watching movies. Find more of Jerusha’s thrilling, fear-fighting stories at JerushaAgen.com.

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