Shades of Hope Series - Purple Knot, Ruby Dawn, Bayou Blue
Get ready for a book jam packed with emotion, intense conflict, and plenty of plot to keep the reader absolutely fixated with this book. ~Siren Book Reviews on Purple Knot
Nerve tingling read from the very first page. Impossible to put down, just when you think you've solved the mystery, along comes another twist that leaves you sitting, jaw open... ~The World Can Wait
A killer strikes. A love rekindled. A life-altering choice. When her best friend, is murdered, Reyna Cruz doesn't believe the police have the whole story. An investigator by trade, she has the talent to track Summer's killer, but when clues lead to a family connection and a vicious gang, she suddenly becomes the hunted. At the end of her rope, Reyna must decide to trust the God she believes abandoned her. Wanting justice for his sister's murder, lawyer Jimmy Corbeau agrees to help Reyna—even though she's his ex-fiancee, and their break-up devastated him. Romance is reawakened, but so are memories of their tragic undoing. Jimmy must decide if he will fight for a future with Reyna or allow their past to derail the investigation and his second chance at love. When the investigation goes awry and Summer's infant daughter is kidnapped, Reyna must put her life on the line. Will Jimmy and Reyna survive the desperate measures it takes to recover his niece, catch a killer, and secure a happily-ever-after for them all?
Former street kid Ruby McKinney reaches out to runaways through her medical clinic in the worst part of the city, but her escalating battle with a gang leader puts this work in jeopardy. Tom Masters, Ruby's first love, is now on the right side of the law and at the center of a dangerous DEA sting involving her clinic. Tom's disappearance ten years ago broke Ruby's heart and rattled her faith. As their romance rekindles, memories of what it cost to love him flood her with fear. Ruby's battle with the gang ignites a firestorm of danger, and betrayal emerges from within her own camp. With Tom's life in the balance and her world cast in shadows, can Ruby trust God as she once did... or has she strayed too far to ever return?
Caught between revenge and redemption . . . With her family shamed and her faith shaken, Riley Drake carries a heavy burden. She returns to Bayou La Foudre Parish to clear her brother's name, but her mission proves difficult and dangerous. The locals are convinced he's guilty of the tragic bombing that left the town in mourning, and she finds her only ally is Jake Ayers. Frustrated and fascinated by the parish's brooding sheriff, Riley hopes she's found someone to trust with her burden . . . and her heart. Sheriff Jake Ayers wants peace and healing in his parish, but Riley's presence stirs tempers into a frenzy. Most of the townsfolk want her dead. Emotions run deep in the bayou, and Jake's are no exception. Keeping a level head and an indifferent heart is going to be as difficult as keeping Riley alive.