For those readers familiar with my previous books, Star of Wonder takes place in the same “universe” as Trophies and Shakedown, but introduces a new character. Meet Captain Kenneth Rutland, a sapper (combat engineer) on long-term loan to NATO’s Rapid Response team. Kennie’s a little unhappy with his job right now, and this is the story of one Christmas when he decides to shake up his life.
Short version? Life shakes him up, instead.
Here’s the blurb:
The gorgeous woman leaned closer, almost into his personal space, her dark hair falling in gentle waves to her shoulders. Kennie glanced around, uncomfortable even in his fascination. But none of the joggers passing them seemed to notice her, and she wasn’t a woman to be ignored.
“Do you believe in holiness?” she asked.
NATO Rapid Response sapper Captain Kenneth Rutland needs something to believe in. His life has gone too far off course, and he’s easily sucked in when a beautiful stranger gives him a chance to escape his cynical, disappointing reality. She offers her hand and he takes it, not caring what awaits him.
But danger haunts Niviane’s world and Kennie can’t remain happily oblivious for long. Strange things happen, things his engineering logic can’t explain. Evil lurks in the park and it’s guarding an abomination. Somehow, even though they’ve only just met, Kennie’s an important part of her mission to destroy that evil. Can he fight through the savagery and disbelief, and let the Christmas star work its healing miracle?
Now, Star of Wonder is a bit of a break for me. Rather than the pure mystery~adventure I usually write, this one’s a Christian inspirational paranormal adventure, with the start of a romance that's likely to carry over into several future novellas, or at least one's planned for Easter. So if you like Christmas books, if you appreciate the Christmas story and the supernatural in the real world, you might enjoy Star of Wonder and Kennie’s story. I hope you do; this is one of the books from my heart.
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