Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Attache by David Bond

Inspirational Romance:

Zack Brenner is blinded after a mortar attack by insurgents in Iraq. The penetrating gaze of a woman he saw in an email before he lost his sight is seared into his memory. A failing family business back home in Pennsylvania awaits his return, and he must learn to live independently as a blind person.  Incredibly, he can’t help fall in love with the woman from the email.

Jessie Weaver narrowly escaped the North Tower on 9/11 after a brief encounter with a handsome visitor who left an attaché behind. She is determined to find him again, and her only hope is to work for the man’s family business, now owned and managed by his blinded brother Zach. Jessie faces a test of loyalty as she questions her devotion to a wandering stranger, versus her growing compassion for Zach.

Seeking to accomplish something, Zach is determined to climb his beloved mountain. A long buried family secret emerges, and a madman threatens the lives of Zack and Jessie. The Attaché is a story about overcoming obstacles, acceptance, and trust.

Is there truth in the words found in Scripture? “With man this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible.”


            “I'll be all right. You don't need to worry. I'll be with Suzy for a couple days, and then I think I'll go back to Lancaster for a little while. So, Zach...”

“Lancaster? Home?”

“Well, yeah. What else?”

He shook his head, trying to smile. “You can't think of any other options?”

“Not at the moment. No.”

“Is this because you think there's no job?”

“I don't have a job. How could I?”

“I don't know. No one's fired you, as far as I know.”

“There's nothing for me to do. No business. You don't have to fire me, I'll just quit.”

Jessie tugged her hands away. She heard the words, flying out of her mouth laced with poison. She was under attack, emotions and logic warring for dominance, something inside her clinging to a desperate memory. For the past three years, one thing, one man, had given her a reason to dream. Joel understood life, knew the meaning of love between a man and a woman. He was slipping away, his memory a gray mist in the awakening dawn.

If she stayed here, instead of seeing Joel, she would precipitate his demise. Joel would be gone forever. It was ludicrous to hope he would show up. How often did he come here? Almost never. She had to leave, had to flee for her sake, and Joel's sake. If not, Zach would block the way forever.

Zach's hands reached for her, but she was out of reach. “Jessie. Listen. What I need to tell you is this. I love you. I. Love. You. But the thing is, I know how you might take that, and I understand. But I couldn't have gone much longer without saying how I feel.”

“Don't say that. Just don't say that. Zach, you remember the time I talked about Joel? Remember? There was this connection thing? I didn't tell you the whole story.” She clasped and unclasped her fingers. “You see, he left his attaché, I told you that, but inside it, there was this... this manuscript. A romance story he was writing. Over the years, I've read it and re-read it. It isn't finished, but there was something in his writing, something that reached out to me and held on. You're laughing. Stop. Stop laughing...”

Jessie was finished with this. Joel had gotten more defense than he deserved at the moment. She needed him in the flesh, not in her dreams. Even a few more minutes in this house would threaten his emergence into her reality, bringing about her own betrayal.

Author Bio:
David Bond is blind. He lost his eyesight due to diabetic complications in 1988, less than two years after getting married. He was previously involved in different areas of the construction industry, from manual labor, to project management. One of his jobs involved drafting, in the days before CAD. He graduated from Reading Area Community College with an AS in Technical Illustration, and later, after losing his sight, graduated from Lancaster Bible College with a BS in Bible and a minor in Biblical Counseling. He was the Program Director for a ministry to victims of crime for five years until 2000.
David has been involved in writing since the early 2000’s. He was first published in an anthology, but began learning the craft of fiction following that. Authors like Gilbert Morris, and Richard Paul Evans, and a wide variety of authors have helped shape his style over the years.
David’s Christian faith is an important component in his writing. His stories involve characters who struggle with real-life issues, and who ultimately realize the God of the Bible is able to help them.
His stories are not meant to preach, but to model. Christians, or people unsure about Christianity, will find entertainment, emotional conflict, and resolution in his books. But always, Biblical principles and Godly character are demonstrated in the lives of his characters.
David lives near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, along with his wife and teenage son. They have a beagle who loves peanut butter, and can chew up any toy on the planet!
“… David has a special way of writing which quickly draws you in to the story and keeps you guessing how it will end. The ending really caught me off-guard. ..." ~ An Amazon Review
Why Did Davie write THE ATTACHE?

The roots for the emergence of this novel go back a number of years. People
used to suggest I write about a blind character since I happen to be blind.
I'd always resisted, until last year. Until now, I don't think the time was
right for me to write such a story. Since writing THE ATTACHÉ, I have to
admit I not only enjoyed writing it, but I have no doubt the time was right.
I'm convinced God kept any desire to write this story on the back burner,
until now. And I'm very thankful I finally got to tell this story!

Purchase Links:

Amazon (Kindle).

Barnes & Noble (Nook).

Desert Breeze Publishing.