by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.
Published: May 2, 2016
From: Abingdon Press
Purchase: Medical Judgement
Someone is after Dr. Sarah Gordon. They’ve stalked her, then set a fire at her home, and she has no idea what will come next. Her late husband’s best friend and a recovering alcoholic detective are trying to solve the mystery before it’s too late, but both appear to be vying for her affection as well. Sarah finds herself in constant fear as the process plays out. The questions keep mounting. Who is doing this? Why are they after her? What will they do to her? Will it mean her death? And, meanwhile, whom can she trust?
Get to know Richard...
Have my coffee and lie in bed watching the news.
What's one chore you hate doing?
Folding fitted sheets as they come from the dryer (or any other time).
What actor/actress would play you if your life were a movie?
It’s a toss-up between Paul Newman and Tom Selleck. (Stop snickering. This is my fantasy, not yours).
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Change of Heart
by Rachel J. Good
Published: May 3, 2016
Purchase: Change of Heart
Lydia Esh’s younger sister Emma is running wild during Rumschpringe, causing the family major heartaches. Although it means risking her reputation, her job as a schoolteacher, and her courtship with Jakob Zook, Lydia attends parties to watch over Emma and protect her sister’s virtue.
When Emma begins a relationship with Kyle, an Englischer, Lydia teams up with Kyle’s older brother, Caleb, to keep the couple apart. As Lydia and Caleb spend time together keeping an eye on their siblings, Lydia falls for this forbidden love. Will she stay true to her faith even if it means giving up the man she loves?
Get to know Rachel...
Spring. I love the new green of buds, the pastel shades of spring flowers, the warmth after a cold winter, the smell of the air after it rains. As each new flower pokes up from the ground, it reminds me of hope and promises fulfilled.
Which of your characters do you secretly have a crush on?
I have to admit I’m partial to Caleb, even though he’s an Englischer (non-Amish). He has a generous, giving heart, and he took on caring for his younger brother, Kyle, when their parents died in car accident. He gave up his dreams of being a doctor to be a parent.
My favorite character, though, is Samuel in book 2 of the Sisters & Friends series, Buried Secrets. I crush on guys who are strong but tender. Sam befriends a lively stray dog and tames her through love. He appreciates exuberance in animals and people, so he seems to be the perfect match for Emma. Unfortunately, past secrets stand in the way of their happiness.
Favorite place you’ve traveled to?
It’s hard to pick a favorite. My goal is to travel to every continent. So far, I’ve been to Africa, Europe, Asia, and South America. I have to say I like Asia best. As a night owl, I never have jetlag when I arrive. Their day is my night, so I was always wide awake during the day. Plus I love the food there – most of it, at least. You can’t beat deep-fried water beetles! They’re delicious. But I do admit didn’t really care for boiled silkworms – too dusty tasting and a bit bitter.
Another favorite place is Italy. For an aspiring artist like me, the museums and churches are to die for. Seeing my favorite artists’ painting and sculpture in real life was amazing. And the Sistine Chapel… No words can describe the awe I felt gazing at the ceiling. Oh, and the food was great there too.
Are you getting the feeling I’m obsessed with food. Maybe I am. The Ultimate Food Fight party I’m doing on Facebook probably proves it. You can join us there tomorrow, May 17, 2016, from 6-10 pm EST: http://bit.ly/1W0vPHz.
Rachel J. Good writes life-changing, heartfelt novels of faith, hope, and forgiveness. She is the author of Amish romances in the Sisters & Friends series. She grew up near Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the setting for her novels. A former teacher and librarian, she completed her MA from Vermont College while raising five children. She is presently an MFA student at Hollins University. In addition to having more than 2200 articles and 30 books in print or forthcoming under several pseudonyms, she also juggles freelance editing and illustration careers. Visit Rachel at www.racheljgood.com.