Journey’s Embrace by Dora Hiers

Journey’s Embrace
Book #3 in the Marshals of Journey Creek series
by Dora Hiers
Coming Soon
with White Rose Publishing.

Want a sneak peek? Here’s an unofficial back cover copy:

After an injury forces Deputy U.S. Marshal Sage Michaelson off duty, he heads to his hometown with two things on his mind: recuperating and reevaluating. Sage can’t refuse his best friend’s plea to keep a protective eye on his younger sister after someone ransacks her house. But Delaney’s not so little anymore…and definitely not the “Dane” Sage remembers.
Flight Medic Delaney Hunt has loved Sage forever. But, he’s all about control and order while she embraces life and takes risks. She doesn’t need Sage looking over her shoulder, as much the idea appeals to her. But when her life hangs by her fingertips, who does she call to rescue her?
Will Delaney ever be the woman Sage wants by his side? Can Sage learn to live by grace, recognizing that God is in control? Can they overcome their fears to embrace life together?

Welcome LoRee Peery with SAGE AND SWEETGRASS

Sage and Sweetgrass 

by LoRee Peery

Diagnosed with a chronic, debilitating illness, Lanae Petersen vows to pursue life to its fullest. When she discovers mysterious love letters hidden within an antique desk, she begins a quest to discover who the young lovers were. Little does she realize that in trying to bring closure to their lives, hers will be turned upside-down.

After the death of his wife, cowboy Sage Diamond wants to be left alone on his acreage in peace and anonymity. When Lanae approaches him with letters to a family member, she not only threatens to expose his family secrets, but also stirs something inside him that he neither expects, nor welcomes. Sage fights his attraction, determined not to fall for a woman whose health is so fragile. Can Sage trust God’s guiding hand, or will his fear of losing another love crush his chance for a future with Lanae?

The sky was clear and enormous where it met the horizon. The whinny of horses carried up from a pasture on the other side of the barn. The acreage represented everything she loved about being outside the city limits. Expanse, horses, a sprinkling of trees in the distance…God’s country.

When she caught sight of the cowboy, the vision was complete.

She sighed. Home. How crazy. She felt like she’d come home.

The cowboy rounded the corner of the wood-sided barn that she guessed to be sixty feet long. He loped in the loose way of a man comfortable on the back of a horse.

And she enjoyed every step as he approached.

He even tipped the brim of his hat. “Mornin’. You Lanae?”

Wow was the only thing she could think to say. But she kept it to herself.

Her mouth went dry.

His nose was bent, just off to the right of center. He had a full bottom lip, thinner upper, all accented by what she supposed was a year-round tan. Myriad facial lines gave testimony to a life lived outdoors.

She cleared her throat, mustered up some moisture for her vocal chords in order to answer, “That I am.”

“Sage Diamond.”

When he drew close enough, Lanae was dumbfounded at the impact of his eyes. They were an unbelievable piercing blue with a hint of lavender.

“Did you have any trouble finding the place?” Sage spoke in an unhurried manner.

Lanae wondered if he felt rushed about anything. She started to open the door.

“You always leave your car running?” A hint of amusement tugged at his mouth.

Oops. She turned the key. Great first impression.

He held the door.

Still caught in the lavender blue of his eyes, shadowed now from his hat, Lanae swallowed what felt like the chaff of an August hayfield.

No more singles ads for me.

Great excerpt, isn’t it? Readers, look for Sage and Sweetgrass on 2/24 with White Rose Publishing.

Meet LoRee Peery: 
A Nebraska country girl most of her life, LoRee Peery feels she would be stifled surrounded by concrete instead of open spaces. LoRee and her husband live in a home built with their own hands.
LoRee clings to the word overcomer and the knowledge she has victory in Jesus. When she considers being set apart as a child of God, she is humbled. She believes in redeeming grace, and if we open our eyes, we will see the hand of God every day, no matter where we are.

My review of RESURRECTED LOVE by K. M. Daughters

Grieving and bitter, Beth Dunne blames her husband, Jack, for the death of their five-month-old son. After a three-year marital separation, Beth embarks on a pilgrimage to an orphanage in Valselo, seeking forgiveness and peace. Guilt-plagued Jack Dunne longs for reconciliation with his wife, but he gave up on God when he buried his son.

Enter matchmaking priest, Father Mark, the facilitator for the trip to the orphanage. Long-time friend, Father Mark appeals to Jack to travel with the group, claiming the orphanage needs financial support. When Jack offers to write a check, Father Mark convinces Jack to make the trip by telling him that Beth would be there.

I admit to being a little confused about the prologue. Was it necessary, and how did it relate to the story? I pressed on and was glad I did. The prologue introduced and set up a particularly sweet character that you’ll enjoy getting to know later in the story.

This is the first story I’ve read by K. M. Daughters. It won’t be my last. Resurrected Love is a beautifully crafted story of forgiveness and reconciliation with a powerful Christian theme. Congratulations from this reader! 4 Stars!

Resurrected Love by K. M. Daughters is available with White Rose Publishing.

Disclaimer: The author provided a review copy in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.