EXCERPT FROM LOVE LOOKS BACK
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He thought he had overcome his emotions, but coming back to Tekamah tore off old scabs and reopened old wounds. He drummed the steering wheel as he drove, a myriad of thoughts whirling through his troubled brain. He drove aimlessly with no sense of direction – out of town, past the Johnson estate, past Wheeler’s farm, and found himself again on the dirt path of the old homestead. It was a good place to think.
Frank circled the old shack their family used to call home. Apparently, no one lived in it since they left. The roof had begun to cave in, some of the dirt-encrusted windows were broken, and he couldn’t remember if the shack had ever been painted. It was more in shambles than when he and his six siblings left ten years before, if that were possible. He parked the car, got out, and surveyed the property again. He kicked at the dirt in disgust. How did we ever live in this dump? Continue reading A Clue in the Old Barn
Meet Dolly, oldest girl of the seven Larue siblings. Dol was the mother hen over her younger sisters and brothers. She had to be after Mama died.
Her heart beating out of control, Dolly awoke in the strange white room with the stab of her own sharp pains. Disoriented, she didn’t know where she was.
A sharp cry escaped her lips as she turned in bed. Reaching down to put pressure on the pain in her groin, Dol was horrified. A wet stickiness soaked her gown. She pulled at the call light and slowly raised the covers, terrified. Sobs violently shook her body as her nightmare turned into reality. Bright red blood was everywhere – her gown, her sheets, her blankets. Dol’s agonized scream alerted the nurses as another excruciating pain robbed her of breath. Her scream ended as she passed out into darkness.
Love Looks Back is a cozy murder mystery. The seven Larue siblings have been separated for ten years after a rainy October night when their Pa abandoned them. Forced to separate to survive, each went their own way.
Determined to find answers and hopefully his brothers and sisters, Frank Larue travels back to his hometown. Instead of answers, he finds more questions and clues to a murder in their old rundown barn. His father’s crude grave behind the barn point to his oldest brother…. Frank struggles to prove his brother’s innocence while dealing with painful past issues and stumbles across amazing surprises.
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Follow up with Love’s Amazing Grace and learn about Frank’s adventures and coming of age in Love’s Journey Home.