Who is Lance Davenport?
We are introduced to Lance in Finding Peace. He's been best friends with Tuck Chandler since they were young. They grew up together, went through the police academy together, and served the town of Kitner as partners on the police force for years.
In my new book, Finding Hope, we discover that life has changed quickly. After his dad suffers a stroke, Lance chooses to leave his career and keep his dad's carpentry business going.
Now, he's worried about the woman he's always had feelings for but managed to keep at arm's length. Lexi's facing cancer and the last thing he wants to do is waste more time.
Three of Lance's Favorite Things:
#1 - Spending time with Lexi and doing what he can to bring a smile to her face.
#2 - Ribbing his best friend, Tuck, every chance he gets.
#3 - Despite the difficulties he's had getting used to a change in profession, he enjoys working with wood and crafting things with his own two hands.
Three Things Lance Dislikes:
#1 - Watching his friends go through something and feeling helpless.
#2 - Seeing his dad struggle with the loss of his ability to do the work he's always enjoyed after suffering a stroke.
#3 - The years he's ignored how he felt about Lexi.
When I wrote Finding Peace, I knew that I wanted to see more about Lance in the future. I hope enjoy getting to know him, too!
Who is Lexi Chandler?
Alexis Chandler is one of the main characters in my newest book, Finding Hope, which will be available July 1st. If you've read Finding Peace, you'll remember she's Tuck's older sister and a successful registered nurse at the Kitner Memorial Hospital emergency room.
In general, Lexi's felt in control of her life. She enjoys her job, loves her family, and things are predictable. Until a single word, "Cancer," changes everything.
Three Things Lexi Enjoys:
#1 - Lexi has always appreciated her family and looks forward to spending time with them. She's especially close to her younger brother, Tuck.
#2 - While she enjoys most aspects of her job working at the ER, her favorite part is helping the children who come in. She has a knack for making them relax and even smile, despite the illnesses that bring them there.
#3 - Her favorite food is Mexican food - specifically tacos. She's never met a taco she didn't like.
Three Things Lexi Dislikes:
#1 - A particular attending physician at the ER where she works who's determined to date her, and every other woman with a pulse.
#2 - That she and her sister, Serenity, have grown so far apart. It all started before Serenity's son, Gideon, was born. So far, there's been nothing Lexi's been able to do to bridge the gap between them.
#3 - Many of the changes that a recent doctor's appointment has brought to her life. She hates feeling out of control!
Finding Hope is available for pre-order and will be released July 1st. I hope you enjoy reading her story and getting to know Lexi more!
10 Fun Facts About Kentucky "Tuck" Chandler
#1 - Tuck is a police officer in the town of Kitner, Texas
#2 - His partner at the police department is Lance Davenport
#3 - Lance and Tuck were best friends growing up
#4 - He doesn't get to very often, but Tuck enjoys playing basketball
#5 - Tuck carries a Glock 9mm
#6 - He is a middle child with two sisters named Lexi and Serenity
#7 - He loves to spend time with his nephew, Gideon, who has autism
#8 - Rogue is his border collie who loves to play fetch
#9 - Tuck is incredibly loyal to his friends and family
#10 - Fellow officers often jab him about his height - over six feet tall
My Favorite Quote from Tuck
There is some drama going on between Tuck's sisters. When Lexi tells him that he could have an opinion, this is his response:
“I do. I choose not to express it. That’s why I became a cop. It’s easier to keep the peace in Kitner than it is in my own family.”
I hope you enjoy getting to know Tuck as you read this first book in the Love's Compass series. Look for Finding Peace on Kindle January 3rd, 2015 and in paperback shortly afterwards!