Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Bridges of the Heart in Bookstores

Bridges of the Heart is now available in Deseret Book and LDS Bookstores, on Amazon in paperback and ebook. It is not only an LDS romance, but also has merit as family history, time travel and is a historical fiction novel.

Though it is my fourth novel published, it is the first one I wrote and the story is dear to my heart. Through it, I learned I loved writing. The story is about Coker Lisonbee and his mother Mary Jane, and his father Jonathan Therrell and his [assumed] mother Lucretia. It is about love and forgiveness and eternal families.

Bridges of the Heart
College student, Rachel Lisenby finds life hard to cope with after her mother passes away. To add to Rachel’s confusion, her boyfriend Maxson proposes marriage on the evening of the funeral. She escapes to Utah to think and take time off from the relationship. Over the phone, she tells Maxson she is not ready for marriage, and suggests he starts dating other girls.

After returning to Arizona, Rachel finds Maxson in a relationship with Paige—her rival throughout high school. With time, Rachel convinces herself she is over him, but a strange Southern visitor named Jonathan tells her that she is meant to marry Maxson. Jonathan insists it is her responsibility to apologize to Maxson and set things straight, since she broke up with him. But Rachel refuses. Because of her stubbornness, she is whirled back in time to 1820 to learn that family ties reach into the past, as well as the future.

With a heart-warming, unique perspective of the early-nineteenth-century American South, Bridges of the Heart is a story about the power of love and forgiveness. 

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