Hi everyone! The countdown is on for the release of Finding Hope! The second book in the Love's Compass series will be out July 1st and you aren't going to want to miss it.
This book is Alexis Chandler's story. If you've read Finding Peace, you'll remember that Lexi is Tuck's older sister. She's a registered nurse at Kitner Memorial Hospital and is dedicated to helping others in her family and her community.
So here's a little snippet from the second chapter. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks and character interviews over the next couple of weeks.
And don't forget, Finding Hope is available for pre-order!
Sample from Finding Hope:
Lance ate the last of his second piece of chocolate cake and relaxed in one of the kitchen chairs. He brushed a hand over his goatee to make sure there were no lingering crumbs.
It was good to be at the Chandler house. He’d spent a lot of time there since his childhood. It was like his home away from home.
A movement in the living room caught his attention. He watched as Lexi stood in front of family photos sitting on a shelf. She was observing one of her parents that was taken less than a year before her father had passed away. He thought little of it until he caught her swiping away a tear with one finger.
Instantly alert, Lance excused himself from the conversation and approached her. When she spotted him, he heard her sniff before she turned to face him. She had managed to school her features. He might have imagined the emotion he’d seen moments ago if it weren’t for the worry lines at the corners of her mouth.
“Are you okay?”
“Yep. Is there any cake left?”
The woman had always hated to be the center of attention. Especially when her own feelings were involved. Lance debated whether he should let it go, but his gut told him to insist. Lexi might be good at hiding her emotions, but he knew something was going on.
“Do you want me to get your mom? Or Tuck?”
The intensity of her response surprised him and only proved he was right.
His thoughts must have shone on his face because Lexi rolled her eyes and exhaled. “Look, Lance. I’m sorry. I’m not about to dampen spirits around here. This is Tuck and Laurie’s night. Period.”
“There is something wrong, then.”
“Let it be.”
He watched her walk away. Now what was that about?
Lance enjoyed the welcome home party, but he found his thoughts continued to drift to Lexi. She mostly seemed herself, but her level of enthusiasm appeared forced. No one else noticed, but then most of the focus was on the newly-married couple.
What he didn’t miss was that Lexi made a point of not meeting his eyes the rest of the evening. The image of one of the strongest women he had ever known wiping away a tear continued to trouble him.