Wes Watkins’s journalism career took off when he was asked to eulogize Michael Gavin, a stranger to Wes but a hometown hero to the humble folks of Talking Creek, Georgia. While researching Gavin’s life, Wes was confronted with an estranged relationship of his own that he wasn’t prepared to address. Left to wonder if he can reconcile with his wife before she is deployed to Afghanistan, Wes can no longer avoid the other reconciliation that troubles him. Will Wes learn to forgive? Or will the best year of his life turn into the worst?
The Rhythm of Secrets Patti Lacy Paperback, 320 pp., $14.99 Kregel Publications (December 22, 2010)
Sheila Franklin has lived three separate lives. Now a conservative pastor’s wife in Chicago, she is skilled at hiding secrets—a talent birthed during childhood romps through the music-filled streets of New Orleans. But when the son she bore at the age of eighteen comes back looking for answers and desperate for help, her greatest secret—and greatest regret—is revealed.
Andrea Carter and the Trouble with Treasure Susan K. Marlow Paperback, 144 pp., $7.99 Kregel Publications (February 2010)
When innocent horseplay temporarily lands Andi and her friends in jail, they decide that a trip into the mountains will leave their troubles far behind. Accompanied by big brother Mitch and armed with a map showing old gold diggings, they can’t wait to strike it rich. But instead of gold they find heaps of trouble—trouble that leaves Mitch gravely wounded. Andi needs help fast. But who can she trust? And what good is a bag of gold when her beloved brother lies near death in the middle of nowhere?
The Sacred Cipher Terry Brennan Paperback, 352 pp., $13.99 Kregel Publications (July 1, 2009)
History’s greatest secret could be tomorrow’s greatest threat! When an ancient scroll appears in a secret room of the Bowery Mission in New York City, Tom Bohannon is both stunned and intrigued. The enigma of the scroll’s contents will send Bohannon and his team ricocheting around the world, drawing the heat of both Jewish and Muslim militaries, and bringing the Middle East to the brink of nuclear war in this heart-pounding adventure of historical proportions. The Sacred Cipher is a riveting, fact-based tale of mystery and suspense.