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After the Thaw Christian romantic suspense novel new christian romance inspirational love inspired suspense 2016       After the Thaw
(the sequel to Frozen Footprints)

An Amazon Top 4 Bestseller in Christian Mystery & Suspense Romance!

Christian Romantic Suspense

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$13.99 Paperback

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Some wounds heal. Others leave scars.

Four years ago, Charlene Perigard survived a brutal kidnapping. Now at twenty-two, she’s put that trauma behind her for a promising future with handsome firefighter Ben Jorgensen. But when new trauma strikes, a new nightmare begins.

Sinister threats, a midnight attack, and a deathbed promise drive Charlene to the little town of Creekside, where she encounters a man from her past whom she has long struggled to forget: Clay Morrow—ex-convict and brother of her kidnapper. He’s also the man who once helped save her life.

Despite the odds, Charlene and Clay forge a tentative friendship, unaware of a brooding, mounting danger that seeks to destroy them both. Charlene’s wounded heart must choose between her fiancé and the man whose past is more scarred than her own. But in choosing, she may just lose everything.

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The first 3 comments below relate to the first book, Frozen Footprints:

8 thoughts on “Sequel

  1. I love this book! Oh my! I desperately want to know more about Clay. What is his verdict? At the same time, I loved the ending (as long as a sequel is written, that is!) I think Clay and Charlene are good for each other!

    • Thanks for taking the time to comment, Grace! I really appreciate it and I’m so glad you enjoyed the book. 🙂 I do plan on a sequel, but please be patient with me.

      God bless,

  2. I enjoyed the book. The characters were believable. The book had a lot of suspense, but I was able (barely) to put it down. Although I’m curious about Clay and Charlene, I am most curious about Max. Being a professional magician sounds like an ideal profession but it’s extremely tough to make a living wage with it. My son-in-law is a professional magician but only makes a few hundred dollars a month. At what point will Max realize his success is due to his name and kidnapping experience. He is as trapped in his lifestyle now as he was when living under his grandfather’s roof or when he’d been kidnapped. At some point he’ll need to realize he’s been running away but still isn’t free. Charlene and Clay (no matter what his verdict is) are more free than Max.

  3. I won the free copy. I commented to Therese on it already, but wanted to add here that my twenty year old daughter-in-law recently finished reading it and liked it because the characters were real and down-to-earth as opposed to being too good and devout. My youngest son also read it, but being a guy didn’t say anything as usual for him. (He will turn 17 this year.) Also, I agreed that there are a number of points she can write a sequel about.

  4. Hi Therese,

    Just wondering if there is any further updates on progress of the sequel. Is there a projected date when the book will be out? Not trying to put pressure on you or anything… just curious 🙂

    • Hi Rachael,

      Thanks so much for checking in! Sorry I didn’t reply sooner–I only just saw your comment.

      I’ve made a little more progress…I’m at chapter 17 in the rough draft. I’m truly trying to do my best to complete the rough draft this year, with hopes of revising and releasing the sequel sometime next year. I’m thrilled that you’re interested in the progress and took the time to ask. 🙂 To give you just a little info on it, the main story takes place a few years past where Frozen Footprints left off. Here’s the brief synopsis so far:

      Linked by a dark and disturbing past, Charlene Perigard and Clay Morrow are better off forgetting each other. Life and death, however, have a way of forcing them together…

      When Charlene agrees to deliver a dying mother’s letter, she never imagines the time and toll the promise will take, nor how it will change both her and Clay’s lives forever.

      I’ll try to update the site more frequently as I make progress. I sincerely apologize for the long wait for the sequel. Life got in the way. 😉

      God bless,

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