Okay, jumping up and down again today. I've had the privilege this year of watching several of my critique partners get published. ACFW grows some really great writers! If you are a writer and want to polish your craft--join them!
Now, onto the book.
I missed out on critiquing Breathless, but happily found myself critiquing the sequel that Kathy recently signed a contract for. So, when Breathless released I snapped it up to discover Matthew and Lydia's story. Kathy's writing is tight and face paced, her story full of highs and lows as we walk with Lydia through sorrow, fear, and healing. And I love how unique she made Matthew--definitely not your typically pastor! If you enjoy Romantic Suspense, you'll want to read Breathless.
Here's a short blurb:
Lydia Frederickson is afraid to answer her telephone. Widowed and alone, she only wants to get through another anniversary of her husband’s death without falling to pieces, but a stalker isn’t making that goal easy. The disturbing calls are becoming increasingly personal and threatening, and everyone who knows her is suspect. The only person she knows isn’t making the calls is her new ponytailed, tattooed—and breathtakingly handsome— minister, Matthew Winters.
Former narcotics agent-turned-minister Matthew Winters knows he’s not what the town expected in their new pastor, but he’s up for the challenge. What he doesn’t expect is the sudden attraction he feels for parishioner Lydia Frederickson. When he discovers she’s the victim of a stalker, he feels God’s intervention has led him—both a cop and a preacher—to her. Matthew knows he’s falling for the beautiful widow, but a secret from his past may undermine their future.