Thursday, September 2, 2010

In His Sight, Pamela S. Thibodeaux

Romance/Suspense/Contemporary/Short Story (Novella)
Grade school teacher Carson Alexander has a gift—a gift that has driven a wedge between him and his family. Worse, it’s put him at odds with God. Feeling alone and misunderstood, Carson views God’s gift of prophecy as the worst kind of curse…that is until he meets Lorelei Conner, landscape artist extraordinaire, and perhaps the one person who may need Carson and his gift more than anyone ever has.

Lorelei Connor is a mother on the run. Her abusive ex-husband has followed her all over the country trying to steal their daughter. Distrusting of men and needing to keep on the move, she’s surprised by her desire to remain close to Carson Alexander. Through her fear and hesitation, she must learn to rely on God to guide her—not an easy task when He’s prompting her to trust a man.

Can their relationship withstand the tragedy lurking on the horizon?

Lorelei Connor scoured the atlas on the coffee table. Her eyes searched far from the small town where she resided. The tick of the clock on the mantle above the fireplace reminded her time had run out.

Fear crawled up her spine.

They had lived in one place for too long. It was time to move on.

She closed her eyes, placed the red marker over the state of Tennessee and let the Lord lead her hand. She gazed down at the circle just southeast of Nashville. Stars Crossing.

The name leapt out. She did a quick search on the Internet for specifics and clicked on the “Real Estate” link to verify available housing. A note on the page caught her eye.

Handyman needed for maintenance and minor repairs of properties owned by agency. Emailed resumes accepted. Her soul danced in excitement.

She picked up the laptop and rushed into her daughter’s room. “Laurel, I know where we’re going!”

Her child groaned and buried her face in a pillow. “Not again, Mom. Where to now?”

Lorelei climbed on the bed and elbowed her daughter in a gentle gesture. “Look at this little town in Tennessee I’ve discovered.”

Laurel sat up and glanced at the screen. “Stars Crossing? Who ever heard of Stars Crossing, Tennessee? Stupid name if you ask me. You promised we’d stay here for a while.”

Despondency colored her tone and made Lorelei’s heart ache. “This time for good, no more moving, you’ll see.”

“Yeah, like I haven’t heard that before.”

Lorelei closed the laptop and eased off the bed with a sigh. Weariness dragged at her. She understood how Laurel felt. She, too, despaired of the constant moving. Maybe this time she’d find the peace she craved and a quiet, unhurried lifestyle where she felt safe.

“Pack up your things.”

She returned to the living room and emailed her resume to the real estate agency. Two days later she and Laurel hit the road, everything they owned in the backseat and trunk of her car.

Five days after leaving Wyoming, they arrived in Stars Crossing, Tennessee. Within hours Lorelei had a place to live, a job, and Laurel was registered for school.

5 Tea Cups! This story caught my attention from the beginning and it made me wonder if I had given all to God as he gave all to me. Thank you, Pamela for a story that I would readily recommend to anyone who needs that extra encouragement! ~ Reviewed by Wendy for Happily Ever After Reviews

5 Hearts! This latest book by Pamela S. Thibodeaux is a fabulous read. It is a fast-paced, suspenseful storyline. This book grabbed my attention at page one and never let go. It was a poignant saga which consisted of lies, abuse, fear and finally, trust. The incredible way these lives intertwined will amaze readers. This author wrote such a captivating book that felt as if I was on the inside of this poignant situation. The characters were so endearing. It was impossible to put the book down. This was truly an adventure well worth reading. I hated to see the book end. The spirituality shown in this book was truly amazing. It was not overly preachy or a book that would offend non-believers. I highly recommend that you read this book. You will not regret it. ~ Reviewed by Brenda Talley for The Romance Studio

Why Pamela Wrote In His Sight:
This story got its beginning as an entry for White Rose Publishing’s “Hearts Crossing” contest. Unable to complete by deadline due to my husband’s failing health, I put the story aside. After his death, finishing the story was a way to ease back into the writing world.

Author Bio:
Award-winning author, Pamela S. Thibodeaux is the Co-Founder and a lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana and a member of White Roses in Bloom Authors. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.”

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  1. I would love to win this book. I really liked the excerpt, Pam. The cover is eye-catching. Congrats on the awesome reviews. Here's my email address:

  2. Hi Pamela and Shawna,
    Congrats on the release of this book. It sounds like a must read and the reviews are excellent.
    I wanted to say a big thanks for all the things you do for other authors also.

  3. I agree, Rebecca! Pamela is a wonderful writer.

  4. Sounds wonderful! I'm looking forward to reading this one.

  5. This is from Laurean Brooks. For some reason this site gives her trouble posting.

    "Shawna, it wouldn't let me post, but this story sounds wonderful. Pamela is a talented author whose stories go straight to the heart. You can't put them down. I'd love to add this one to my list."


  6. Congratulationas, Pamela. Best wishes with your inspiring book.

  7. Thank you ALL for stopping by & leaving a comment - I enjoyed writing this story for numerous reasons - and considering it is my first official romantic suspense - well I hope I did a good job.

    Good luck to each of you in the drawing!

  8. Pam, this book is so good - and your talent, and faith, shine through. Blessings to you!!!

  9. I putting this one on my TBB list.


  10. This one sounds really good. I love the cover! Its a cute picture.