Today’s guest author is Suzie O’Connell. She’s been writing for as long as she can remember and completed her first novel before graduating high school. When not involved in teaching or writing, she’s exploring the mountains with her husband and golden retriever.
(Excerpt by Suzie O’Connell)
SUMMER ANGEL (Angel Series, Book Two)
Five years ago, Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Conner killed a man. If that were the worst of it, he could have swallowed the guilt, but the man had a son—an eleven-year-old boy who was now no one’s son. Ben buried himself in shroud of self-loathing and pushed away everyone, even his best friend June Montana, the one woman who might have been able to help him.
The last time Ben talked to June, she told him he could show up on her doorstep at any time. When he returns home to Northstar in a last-ditch effort to flee his guilt and nightmares, he prays he can reconnect with June, because her friendship is the only thing that can help him find peace. He knows it won’t be easy, but he also knows now that he can’t save himself.
Instead of the escape he hoped for, Ben is reunited with the boy he orphaned. He will have to face the consequences of that fateful night, or risk destroying his friendship with June.
With June’s help, and her son’s, Ben seizes the chance to finally forgive himself, but before he can begin to understand how his relationship with June has changed, an entirely new and disturbing problem arises. Someone from June’s past wants revenge for a broken heart… and he’s willing to kill to get it.
Set in the breathtaking mountains of Montana and spiced with a balance of humor, suspense and characters that will steal your heart, Summer Angel is a classic story of friendship and love.