Wednesday, November 9, 2016

NEW: Since You've Been Gone by Christa Allan



Synopsis:

One moment, Olivia Kavanaugh is preparing to walk down the aisle and embrace her own happily ever after. The next, she learns that her fiancĂ©, Wyatt Hammond, has been in a fatal car accident. Then comes a startling discovery: Wyatt’s car wasn’t heading toward the church. He was fifty miles away…with a baby gift in the backseat.

Her faith shaken, Olivia pores over the clues left behind, desperate to know where Wyatt was going that day and why. As she begins uncovering secrets, she also navigates a tense relationship with her judgmental mother and tries to ignore the attentions of a former boyfriend who’s moved back home. But when she starts receiving letters written by Wyatt before his death, she must confront a disturbing question: Can we ever know anyone fully, even someone we love?

When an unexpected path forward—though nothing like the life she once envisioned—offers the promise of a new beginning, will she be strong enough to let go of the past and move toward it?
 

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PROLOGUE

My Granny Ruth says we always have choices about falling in love. So, maybe you and I should have just fallen in like.
That would have been less painful and less expensive. Because, of course, the wedding and the reception still have to be paid for even if nobody shows up.
Well, the rest of us showed up. But not you.
That qualifies as grounds for legitimate bridezilla anger.
When the phone shrilled at five o'clock that evening, there was a wisp of hope. Like the scent of perfume after someone's walked through a room and, for as long as the fragrance lingers, you look around to see who's there. But, then it's gone, and you know hope's a memory.
An unrecognizable voice from an unrecognizable phone number said you'd been found.
Dead.
Fifty miles away. Headed in the opposite direction of the church.
And on the back seat of your car, a package wrapped in blue.
Baby blue sailboats.


A true Southern woman who knows any cook worth her gumbo always starts with a roux, Christa Allan is an award-winning author who writes women’s fiction, stories of hope and redemption. Since You’ve Been Gone released in October. Her other novels include A Test of Faith, Threads of Hope, Walking on Broken Glass, Love Finds You in New Orleans and The Edge of Grace. All They Want for Christmas is her first indie novella, 
She has been invited to Southern Festival of Books, Louisiana Book Festival, Grand Festival of Art and Books, Pulpwood Queens Weekend and is a speaker at several conferences throughout the year. She is a member of RWA and Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Christa is the mother of five, grandmother of three, and is recently retired after teaching twenty-five years of high school English. She and her husband Ken recently moved to Houston after a lifetime in Louisiana, schlepping along their three neurotic cats and their dog Herman.


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