Murder in the Park, by Veronica Heley
When Ellie's friend Felicity witnesses a pit bull savage a young mother in the park, she goes into shock, and calls on Ellie for help. Ellie's discovers that the dog and its owner are strangers to the neighbourhood, but soon there are other attacks…and after each one, the dog vanishes. Between problems raised by her dreadful daughter Diana, her aunt's failing health, and the imminent departure of her good friend Thomas, Ellie hardly has time to hunt down a killer dog, and has no idea that she is the next target – until the police question her for a crime she didn't commit!
Family In His Heart - released by Steeple Hill Love Inspired - January 2008 by Gail Gaymer Martin
Ms. Martin has once again penned a sweet love story. Her characters are flawed and only too human, but have a genuine desire to be a better person, to trust in God. This quiet and unassuming story is layered with love and pain and messages of trust and forgiveness. An inspiring read. --Reviewer Connie from Once Upon A Romance
Nick Thornton couldn't help being impulsive. But he had no misgivings about hiring away the feisty new waitress at this favorite diner. After all, he could spot a person in need, and Rona Meyers needed a protector. Yet as he got to know her, he was humbled by her caring and no-nonsense attitude. Maybe he was the one in need---after all those long years he'd been struggling to keep his faith. With his sense of family shattered, Nick couldn't stop wondering if God wanted him to have a new beginning.
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