Cape Refuge Books In Publication Order
- Cape Refuge (2002)
- Southern Storm (2003)
- River’s Edge (2004)
- Breaker’s Reef (2005)
If I Run Books In Publication Order
- If I Run (2016)
- If I’m Found (2017)
- If I Live (2018)
Intervention Books In Publication Order
- Intervention (2009)
- Vicious Cycle (2011)
- Downfall (2012)
Moonlighters Books In Publication Order
- Truth Stained Lies (2013)
- Distortion (2014)
- Twisted Innocence (2015)
Newpointe 911 Books In Publication Order
- Private Justice (1998)
- Shadow of Doubt (1998)
- Word of Honor (1998)
- Trial by Fire (2000)
- Line of Duty (2003)
Restoration Books In Publication Order
- Last Light (2005)
- Night Light (2006)
- True Light (2007)
- Dawn’s Light (2008)
Seasons Books In Publication Order
- Seasons Under Heaven (1999)
- Showers in Season (2000)
- Times and Seasons (2001)
- Season of Blessing (2002)
Second Chances Books In Publication Order
- Never Again Good-Bye (1996)
- When Dreams Cross (1997)
- Blind Trust (1997)
- Broken Wings (1997)
Sun Coast Chronicles Books In Publication Order
- Evidence of Mercy (1995)
- Justifiable Means (1996)
- Ulterior Motives (1996)
- Presumption of Guilt (1997)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Blue Fire (As:Terri Herrington) (1984)
- Impressions (1986)
- Lover’s Reunion (As:Terri Herrington) (1986)
- Quiet Lightning (1986)
- A Secret Stirring (As:Terri Herrington) (1986)
- Tender Betrayer (As:Terri Herrington) (1986)
- Head Over Heels (As:Terri Herrington) (1986)
- Stolen Moments (As:Terri Herrington) (1987)
- Ticket to a Fantasy (As:Terri Herrington) (1987)
- Tangled Triumphs (As:Terri Herrington) (1987)
- Wife Wanted (As:Terri Herrington) (1988)
- Emerald Windows (1989)
- White Line & Alibis (1990)
- Her Father’s Daughter (As:Terri Herrington) (1991)
- Honorbound (1991)
- Above the Clouds (1991)
- Second Chances (1991)
- Father Knows Best (1992)
- Sand Man (1992)
- Silena (As:Terri Herrington) (1993)
- Flashback (As:Terri Herrington) (1993)
- Delta Dust (1993)
- One Good Man (As:Terri Herrington) (1993)
- Catch a Falling Star (1994)
- Winner Take All (As:Terri Herrington) (1994)
- The Princess and the Pauper (1994)
- Heaven Knows (1994)
- To Heaven and Back (1995)
- Daniel (1996)
- The Listener (2000)
- The Heart Reader (2000)
- The Heart Reader of Franklin High (2000)
- Seaside (2001)
- Covenant Child (2001)
- Love’s Second Chances (2001)
- The Gifted Sophomores (2002)
- The Gifted (2002)
- Double Minds (2009)
- Predator (2010)
- Shadow in Serenity (2011)
- Catching Christmas (2018)
- Smoke Screen (2019)
- Aftermath (2021)
Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order
- Soul Restoration: Hope for the Weary (2005)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Chance of Loving You (2015)
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Terri Blackstock Books Overview
Mystery and suspense combine in this first book in an exciting new 4 book series by best selling author Terri Blackstock. Thelma and Wayne Owens run a bed and breakfast in Cape Refuge, Georgia. They minister to the seamen on the nearby docks and prisoners just out of nearby jails, holding services in an old warehouse and taking many of the ‘down and outers’ into their home. They have two daughters: the dutiful Morgan who is married to Jonathan, a fisherman, and helps them out at the B and B, and Blair, the still single town librarian, who would be beautiful if it weren’t for the serious scar on the side of her face. After a heated, public argument with his in laws, Jonathan discovers Thelma and Wayne murdered in the warehouse where they held their church services. Considered the prime suspect, Jonathan is arrested. Grief stricken, Morgan and Blair launch their own investigation to help Matthew Cade, the town’s young police chief, find the real killer. Shady characters and a raft of suspects keep the plot twisting and the suspense building as we learn not only who murdered Thelma and Wayne, but also the secrets about their family’s past and the true reason for Blair’s disfigurement.
Sequel to the 1 best selling Cape Refuge First a dead stranger. Now a missing Police Chief. Did Chief Cade run off to elope…
or has he met with foul play? The body in the morgue had no ID. No one knew who he was or where he came from when he walked out in front of Cade’s car. And when Cade learns he had a gunshot wound before he was struck, finding his identity becomes even more urgent. Then Cade vanishes. Authorities discover the victim’s name, and the woman Cade was last seen with turns out to have been the dead man’s wife. Speculation abounds about Cade’s relationship to the woman and his part in the victim’s death. His disappearance makes him look even more suspicious. But Blair Owens doesn’t believe the rumors. Something has happened to Cade, and she’s determined to find him. Saving Cade’s life will take faith in a God whom Blair has always doubted but he may be her only hope.
From Publishers Weekly This well crafted suspense novel picks up immediately following the second installment in the Cape Refuge series: Blair has just become a Christian and a newspaper owner; Morgan struggles with infertility; and Jonathan faces two opponents in his quest to become the mayor of Cape Refuge, their small Georgia island town. When the wife of one of Jonathan’s opponents goes missing, among those the chief of police suspects are the third mayoral candidate who is, unsurprisingly, an atheist, a prosperous fertility doctor and a local psychic who appears to have uncanny knowledge about the case. Despite some didactic moments a biblical exposition of the dangers of divination, for example, the novel manages to be more plot driven than message driven, a step forward for evangelical Christian suspense. Numerous red herrings in the meticulously plotted story will keep readers guessing, and they will be delighted by the skillful surprise ending. Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Product Description: In the third of the best selling Cape Refuge series, mayoral candidate Ben Jackson seems to have the election locked. But when Jackson’s wife turns up murdered, things begin to shift. Was this the act of a jealous lover? A dangerous client? Or is this all about the election?
Murder and mystery continue in Book Four of the Cape Refuge series A famous mystery writer has just moved to Cape Refuge when a teenage girl is found murdered. Sheila Caruso ex con, mother to Sadie and Caleb, and resident of Hanover House is working for the writer when she discovers that a scene in one of his novels matches the crime scene. When Police Chief Cade and Blair Owens discover a second dead teenager mirroring a murder in another of the eccentric writer’s books Cade is drawn into a web of trickery and deceit. Evidence turns up in Cade’s own truck, and suddenly he becomes the number one suspect. Cade tries to clear his name, but when eighteen year old Sadie Caruso disappears, tensions mount to a fever pitch. Can Cade find the real killer before Sadie winds up dead? Is the novelist a demented killer, or a hapless victim? And what does Sadie’s own mother have to do with the crimes? Secrets are uncovered, while lessons are learned about the sins of the father being visited upon his children. Will the consequences of Sheila’s life be fatal, or is there redemption and mercy for her and her children? ‘Chief Matthew Cade rarely considered another line of work, but news of the dead teenage girl made him long for a job as an accountant or electrician some benign vocation that didn’t require him to look into the eyes of grieving parents.’
It was her last hope and the beginning of a new nightmare Barbara Covington has one more chance to save her daughter from a devastating addiction, by staging an Intervention. But when eighteen year old Emily disappears on the way to drug treatment and her Interventionist is found dead at the airport Barbara enters her darkest nightmare of all. Barbara and her son set out to find Emily before Detective Kent Harlan arrests her for a crime he is sure she committed. Fearing for Emily’s life, Barbara maintains her daughter’s innocence. But does she really know her anymore? Meanwhile, Kent has questions of his own. His gut tells him that this is a case of an addict killing for drugs, but as he gets to know Barbara, he begins to hope he’s wrong about Emily. The mysteries intensify as everyone’s panic grows: Did Emily’s obsession with drugs lead her to commit murder or is she another victim of a cold blooded killer? In this gripping novel of intrigue and suspense, bestselling author Terri Blackstock delivers the up all night drama that readers around the world have come to expect from her.
When fifteen year old Lance Covington finds an abandoned baby in the backseat of a car, he knows she’s the newborn daughter of a meth addict he’s been trying to help. But when police arrest him for kidnapping, Lance is thrust into a criminal world of baby trafficking and drug abuse. His mother, Barbara, looks for help from Kent Harlan the man whom she secretly, reluctantly loves and who once helped rescue her daughter from a mess of her own. Kent flies to her aid and begins the impossible work of getting Lance out of trouble, protecting a baby who has no home, and finding help for a teenage mother hiding behind her lies. In this latest novel of suspense and family loyalty, bestselling author Terri Blackstock offers a harrowing look at drug addiction, human trafficking, and the devastating choices that can change lives forever.
Emily Covington has turned her life around after a drug addiction, but her family still has trouble trusting her. Though Emily has committed herself to a year long treatment program and has been sober for almost a year beyond that, even her mother walks on eggshells around her, fearing she’ll relapse. After her behavior during her drug years, Emily realizes she has a lot to prove. When police discover a homemade bomb under Emily’s car, and she then learns the wife of one of her friends was murdered that same morning, she knows things are deadly serious. But who wants Emily dead? And why? A conversation she had with two men, an Alfred Hitchcock movie, and a plan for a double murder all conspire for one explosive ride…
and Emily is the only one who can identify the killer and save the life of the next potential victim. As she frantically works to solve this ever more complicated puzzle, Emily finds herself playing right into the killer’s hands.
Staying together had seemed impossible. Now it’s their only hope. A dark shadow of fear has fallen over Newpointe, Louisiana. First one, then another of the town firemen’s wives has been murdered, and a third has barely escaped an attempt on her life. Incredible as it seems, a serial killer is stalking this sleepy little southern community. And Mark Branning’s wife may be next on the list. Mark is determined to protect her. But keeping Allie alive won’t be easy not with their marriage already dying a bitter death. Unless they renew their commitment to each other and to God, someone else may settle their problems…
permanently. And time to decide is running out. ‘This tense and exciting thriller is more than a fabulous read; it has an underlying message about the place of religion within a marriage. Highly recommended.’ Library Journal Private Justice is book one in the Newpointe 911 series by award winning novelist Terri Blackstock. Newpointe 911 offers taut, superbly crafted novels of faith, fear, and close knit small town relationships, seasoned with romance and tempered by insights into the nature of relationships, redemption, and the human heart. Look also for Shadow of Doubt, Line of Duty, Word of Honor, and Trial by Fire.
A poisoned past. A bitter present. Is Celia a murderer…
or a victim? Detective Stan Shepherd lies comatose in the hospital, a victim of arsenic poisoning. The Newpointe police have a suspect: Celia Shepherd, Stan’s wife. Celia is no stranger to such charges. When her first husband died of poisoning, a technicality scuttled the case against her and Celia got of scot free. Now it looks like the same old story only this time, the motive appears plain. An old flame has moved into town under circumstances bound to raise suspicion. And that’s just for starters. More evidence is gathering that can put Celia away for good. But attorney Jill Clark thinks the pieces of the puzzle fit together a bit too neatly. Either her client’s Christian faith is a sham or she’s the victim of a deadly frame up and the real killer is still afoot…
Shadow of Doubt is book two in the Newpointe 911 series by award winning novelist Terri Blackstock. Newpointe 911 offers taut, superbly crafted novels of faith, fear, and close knit small town relationships, seasoned with romance and tempered by insights into the nature of relationships, redemption, and the human heart. Look also for Private Justice, Line of Duty, Word of Honor, and Trial by Fire.
What will it cost to keep a promise? Of the four people at the Newpointe post office when the bomb went off, three were killed instantly. The fourth, a five year old boy, lies comatose in the hospital and might not survive. Who would do such a thing? The answer comes in the form of a gunman crashing through the door of the hotel room where Jill Clark is staying. With a rifle barrel pointed at her temple, the young attorney suddenly finds herself the hostage of a desperate man whose actions hardly fit his claim that he’s innocent of the bombing. Only later, when the suspect is behind bars, does Jill wonder whether he’s as guilty as he appears. Prompted by a terrifying attempt on her life, Jill and old flame Dan Nichols dig deeper into the case. But standing in their way lies an obstacle Jill hasn’t counted on: the power of a covenant. It could change her life. Or, with the clock ticking, it could seal her death. Word of Honor is book three in the Newpointe 911 series by award winning novelist Terri Blackstock. Newpointe 911 offers taut, superbly crafted novels of faith, fear, and close knit small town relationships, seasoned with romance and tempered by insights into the nature of relationships, redemption, and the human heart. Look also for Private Justice, Line of Duty, Shadow of Doubt, and Trial by Fire.
Pastor and fireman Nick Foster found the body in the inferno engulfing his church. From the bullet wound in the head, it’s clear this is no ordinary fire victim. The quiet community of Newpointe, reeling from the shock of the dead man’s identity, struggles with the agonizing question: who did it and why? Paramedic Issie Mattreaux is no icon of virtue, but she cares enough about her teenage nephew, Jake, to track him down when he turns up missing. Only, what she finds is far more than a harmless bonfire on the outskirts of town. After a chilling attempt on Issie’s life, Nick takes on the role of protector even as he struggles with the tragedy that has struck his church. Whoever is behind the fire is far from finished. Unknown to Nick, that person’s twisted agenda now threatens to consume everything he loves most. Trial by Fire is book four in the Newpointe 911 series by award winning novelist Terri Blackstock. Newpointe 911 offers taut, superbly crafted novels of faith, fear, and close knit small town relationships, seasoned with romance and tempered by insights into the nature of relationships, redemption, and the human heart. Look also for Private Justice, Line of Duty, Shadow of Doubt, and Word of Honor.
At the request of her many fans Terri Blackstock revisits the heroic cast of characters in this fifth book in her best selling Newpointe 911 series In Line of Duty, a bomb explodes at the Icon International building in New Orleans while lawyer Jill Clark Nichols is in the top floor boardroom. The thirty story building goes up in flames and fire departments from all around the area are called in. The firefighters from Newpointe are especially concerned since they know Jill is inside the building. Dan, her husband, rushes in to save her. But as firefighters work to evacuate the upper floors of the building, a second and third bomb explode, causing the lower floors to cave in. Firefighters and civilians are buried beneath the rubble. When the smoke finally clears, a count is taken. Jill narrowly escapes the chaos of the explosions and fire only to find Dan missing. Were the bombs the act of a terrorist, or a scheme coming from a heart of greed? Can Jill’s faith carry her through these long days of pain and uncertainty? And will Dan survive this tragedy…
or sacrifice his life in the Line of Duty?
Today, the world as you know it will end. No need to turn off the lights. Your car suddenly stalls and won’t restart. You can’t call for help because your cell phone is dead. Everyone around you is having the same problem…
and it’s just the tip of the iceberg. Your city is in a blackout. Communication is cut off. Hospital equipment won’t operate. And airplanes are falling from the sky. Is it a terrorist attack…
or something far worse? In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high tech planet back to the age before electricity, your family faces a choice. Will you ho*ard your possessions to survive or trust God to provide as you offer your resources and your hearts to others? Yesterday’s world is gone. Now all you’ve got is your family and community. You stand or fall together. Like never before, you must rely on each other. But one of you is a killer. 1 bestselling suspense author Terri Blackstock weaves a masterful what if novel in which global catastrophe reveals the darkness in human hearts and lights the way to restoration for a self centered world. Last Light is the first book in an exciting new series.
In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high tech planet back to the age before electricity, the Brannings face a choice. Will they ho*ard their possessions to survive or trust God to provide as they offer their resources to others? 1 bestselling suspense author Terri Blackstock weaves a masterful what if series in which global catastrophe reveals the darkness in human hearts and lights the way to restoration for a selfcentered world. An era unlike any in modern civilization is descending, one without lights, electronics, running water, or automobiles. As a global blackout lengthens into months, the neighbors of Oak Hollow grapple with a chilling realization: the power may never return. Survival has become a lifestyle. When two young thieves break into the Brannings’ home and clean out the food in their pantry, Jeff Branning tracks them to a filthy apartment and discovers a family of children living alone, stealing to stay alive. Where is their mother? The search for answers uncovers a trail of desperation and murder…
and for the Brannings, a powerful new purpose that can transform their entire community and above all, themselves.
The darkness deepens in a world without power. But, daring to defend a young outcast, one family strikes a light. In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high tech planet back to the age before electricity, the Brannings face a choice. Will they ho*ard their possessions to survive or trust God to provide as they offer their resources to others? Number one bestselling suspense author Terri Blackstock weaves a masterful what if series in which global catastrophe reveals the darkness in human hearts and lights the way to restoration for a self centered world. Now eight months into a global blackout, the residents of Oak Hollow are coping with the deep winter nights. But the struggle to survive can bring out the worst in a person or a community. A teenager has been shot and the suspect sits in jail. As the son of a convicted murderer, Mark Green already has one strike against him. Now he faces the wrath of all Oak Hollow except for one person. Deni Branning has known Mark since high school and is convinced he is no killer. When Mark finds himself at large with a host of other prisoners released upon the unsuspecting community, Deni and her family attempt to help him find the person who really pulled the trigger. But clearing Mark’s reputation is only part of his battle. Protecting the neighbors who ostracized him is just as difficult. And forgiving them may be the hardest part of all.
In the face of a crisis that sweeps an entire high tech planet back to the age before electricity, the Brannings face a choice. Will they ho*ard their possessions to survive or trust God to provide as they offer their resources to others? 1 bestselling suspense author Terri Blackstock weaves a masterful what if series in which global catastrophe reveals the darkness in human hearts and lights the way to restoration for a self centered world. As the Pulses that caused the outage are finally coming to an end, thirteen year old Beth Branning witnesses a murder. Threatened by the killer, she keeps the matter to herself. But her silence could cost her life. Meanwhile, as Deni’s ex fiance returns to Crockett with a newfound faith and the influence to get things done, Deni is torn between the man who can fulfill all her dreams and Mark Green, the man who inhabits them. As the world slowly emerges from the crisis, the Brannings face their toughest crisis yet. Will God require more of them than they’ve already given? How will they keep their faith if he doesn’t answer their prayers?
What does a child’s life threatening illness cost the neighbors of Cedar Circle? What joys can be hidden in life’s greatest tragedies? Behind brightly lit windows and on front porches, marriages are tested and mended, hearts broken, hopes resurrected, dreams released and reformed, values and futures shaped, and faith rekindled…
or found for the first time. Taking the best and worst of human circumstances the tender moments, the laughter, the tragedies, and the triumphs Beverly LaHaye and Terri Blackstock weave from them a poignant, warmly human novel. Gently uncovering the inner struggles, stresses, and joys that surface among neighbors living on a quiet cul de sac, the authors show us the power of ordinary lives being knit into a strong, many textured fabric of family and friendships.
On the quiet cul de sac of Cedar Circle, where neighbors are close friends, fierce winds of circumstance threaten to sweep one couple away. Their Down’s Syndrome pregnancy is shattering news for Tory and Barry Sullivan, but the option Barry proposes is abhorrent to Tory. It will take a wisdom and strength greater than their own to carry them through. That, and the encouragement only a loving, close knit community can provide. Over kitchen counters and across the miles, the women of Cedar Circle lend their support to Tory and to each other as all of them face their personal struggles, heartaches, and joys. Shining with bright faith and friendship that illumine the stormiest night, Showers in Season explores the junction of life’s realities, the cost of obedience, the power of relationships, and the promises of God.
When Cathy Flaherty’s teenage son, Mark, is arrested for selling drugs, her neighbors once again show that Cedar Circle is more than a suburban cul de sac. It is a tightly knit circle of friends whose faith, love, and encouragement help each other make it through the changing seasons of life. More is at stake for Cathy than her son. With Mark in juvenile detention, the single mother of three finds herself struggling over whether to marry Steve Bennett, a man she truly loves. It will take strength and wisdom for Steve to see Cathy through this time of family conflict. Fortunately, he is not alone. Other lives, each with concerns of their own, weave together in a strong show of mutual care and support. And through the hands of this loving community, God moves.
The fourth and final novel about the trials and joys of the residents of Cedar Circle. Sylvia Bryan has been feeling weak and tired, but is shocked when her internist finds a malignant lump in her breast. She and her husband can’t understand why God is allowing cancer to attack at a time when their missionary work is going so well. As Sylvia undergoes a mastectomy and chemotherapy, the rest of the neighbors pull together to support her, even while coping with the stress of their own lives. Steve and Cathy experience problems with their blended family. Tory and Barry struggle to raise their Down Syndrome child. Brenda’s husband, David, who is not a believer, watches from the sidelines. Season of Blessing realistically portrays the all too common crises of both health and faith. How will God answer prayer? What will this latest trial do to their friendships? Terri Blackstock and Beverly LaHaye skillfully weave together the story of the lives of a group of neighbors who experience the overcoming power of Christ’s love.
Normally, Wes Grayson would have been attracted to the striking woman with the camera. But this woman has clearly been stalking Amy, his adoptive daughter and the center of his life. And a threat to Amy is a threat to Wes. Laney Fields has no desire to threaten anyone, just a longing to see the child she’d brought into the world six years ago and then been forced to release for adoption. But when she learns that Amy’s adoptive mother has died, Laney becomes determined to play a part in her daughter’s life. Between a man and woman torn by past losses, present fears, and the paradox of their growing fascination for each other, stands one small child. She could be the object of distrust that will drive them apart or the agent of faith in God that can bring them together.
Justin Pierce’s brainchild, Khaki Kangaroo, is exactly the cartoon theme Andi Sherman needs for her world class amuseme*nt park, Promised Land. In turn, Andi’s park is the opportunity that can rocket Justin from obscurity to success. For both of them, spreading the Gospel through their creation is their passion a shared dream that could cement a powerful partnership. If their shared past hadn’t already driven them apart. Now, with construction of the park in its final phase, what begins as an uneasy alliance between the successful businesswoman and the talented animator enters a baptism of fire. Disaster stalks Promised Land and only by burying their pride can Justin and Andi save everything they’ve work for from destruction. When Dreams Cross is part of the Second Chances series by award winning suspense novelist Terri Blackstock. Combining fast paced reading with realistic characters and situations, Second Chances takes readers to where the conflict between good and evil becomes the proving grounds of faith.
Two weeks before he was to marry Sherry Grayson, Clint Jessup disappeared without a trace. Now, suddenly, eight months later, he’s back with no word of explanation. Only an impossible request: trust him. Trust him despite the devastating past…
and an inexplicable and increasingly frightening present. Whatever secret Clint is hiding, it’s changed him. And it’s about to change Sherry, sweeping her and Clint into a terrifying whirlpool of pursuit and intrigue one where death and deliverance teeter on a razor edge of circumstance that can either restore or forever destroy Sherry’s faith not only in Clint, but in others, and perhaps in God himself. Blind Trust is part of the Second Chances series by award winning suspense novelist Terri Blackstock. Combining fast paced reading with realistic characters and situations, Second Chances takes readers to where the conflict between good and evil becomes the proving grounds of faith.
An investigation into an airline disaster becomes a tangled web of love, mercy and honor in the face of two impossible choices.
The plane crash nearly ended Lynda’s life. Was it an accident or sabotage? Lynda Barrett, a young lawyer, hates to sell her plane, but she can no longer afford to keep it. Enter Jake Stevens: wealthy, arrogant, and interested in buying Lynda’s beloved Piper. Together, he and Lynda embark on a test flight that ends in disaster hurling them into a terrifying sequence of events. One thing becomes clear: Someone is out to get Lynda…
someone who will not be satisfied until she is dead. This riveting novel takes the reader on a suspense filled flight into a world where the dark side of human nature meets with a higher power…
where love finds root in the midst of hatred’s savagery…
and where terrifying and uncontrollable circumstances become the unlikely catalysts for forgiveness and faith. Evidence of Mercy is book one in the Sun Coast Chronicles by award winning author Terri Blackstock. From absorbing legal drama to lightning paced action, the Sun Coast Chronicles offers suspense at its finest, tempered with remarkable realism and penetrating insights into the human heart. Look for Ulterior Motives, Justifiable Means, and Presumption of Guilt at your favorite bookstore.
A violent criminal with a knack for evading justice. A beautiful victim with a secret to hide. Between them stands one good cop, torn between justice and the law. This rape case is an exception: The victim is more than willing to testify. And there’s abundant evidence to put the suspect behind bars. Just one thing bothers Detective Larry Millsaps. Young and beautiful Melissa Nelson seems to know almost too much about the evidence needed to convict her attacker. The unfolding investigation unearths a brutal track record on the part of the suspect…
and a stunning revelation of Melissa’s own haunting past that could do far worse than destroy her credibility. Caught in a deadly conflict between the ironies of the law and the demands of his Christian convictions, Millsaps finds himself protecting Melissa from a psychopathic stalker’s lethal game of cat and mouse…
even as evidence collects that could send to prison not an inhuman criminal, but the woman Millsaps has come to love. Justifiable Means is the second book in the Sun Coast Chronicles by award winning author Terri Blackstock. From absorbing legal drama to lightning paced action, the Sun Coast Chronicles offers suspense at its finest, tempered with remarkable realism and penetrating insights into the human heart. Look for Evidence of Mercy, Presumption of Guilt, and Ulterior Motives at your favorite bookstore.
The police think he killed someone. He swears he’s innocent. All she knows for certain is his crime against her. Louis Dubose, international art dealer, has been murdered. The police are certain they’ve got their man. Recently fired by Dubose, Ben Robinson has a motive backed by a convincing trail of evidence. Except that one person isn’t convinced someone who knows Ben well. Knows that he’s quite capable of trashing human lives but not of taking them. Now that person is about to gamble her own well being on his innocence…
when her personal indictment against him may be almost as bitter as murder. The question is, does Sharon Robinson know Ben as well as she thinks she does? Two small kidnapping victims hold the answer and time to save their lives is running out. Ulterior Motives is more than just a superbly crafted suspense novel. It’s a wrenching portrayal of the cost of forgiveness, of innocence and faith pitted against monstrous evil, and of skepticism’s journey to the cross of Christ. Ulterior Motives is book three in the Sun Coast Chronicles by award winning author Terri Blackstock. From absorbing legal drama to lightning paced action, the Sun Coast
Just one person can save the children from a terrifying future. But to do so, she must master her past. Beth Wright, a newspaper reporter, is hot on the trail of a story that could expose something very ugly at the St. Clair Children’s Home. Someone else is hot on Beth Wright’s trail someone who wants to make sure her story never sees the press. Between them stands Nick Hutchins, a social worker who finds his own gut hunches about the children’s home increasingly confirmed, first by Beth’s investigation…
then by a high speed attempt on her life…
and finally, by an intruder’s startling confession. As the drama unfolds, a horrifying picture emerges of helpless children under the sway of a modern day Fagin. Just one person holds the key that can save them: Beth herself. But using that key could cost Beth her reputation…
if it doesn’t first cost her life. Presumption of Guilt is a gripping portrayal of the depths of human evil, the soul twisting influence of lies…
and of the liberating power of truth and the far reaching freedom of God’s mercy and grace. Presumption of Guilt is book four in the Sun Coast Chronicles by award winning author Terri Blackstock. From absorbing legal drama to lightning paced action, the Sun Coast Chronicles offers suspense at its finest, tempered with remarkable realism and penetrating insights into the human heart.
Ten years ago, devastated by an ugly scandal, Brooke Martin fled the small town of Hayden to pursue a career as a stained glass artist. Now Brooke has returned on business to discover that some things never change. Her spotted reputation remains. Tongues still wag. And that makes what should be her dream assignment tough. Brooke has been hired to design new stained glass windows at Hayden Bible Church. The job is a career windfall. But Nick Marcello is overseeing the project, and some in the church think Nick and Brooke’s relationship is not entirely professional and as before, there is no convincing those people otherwise. In the face of mounting rumors, the two set out to produce the masterpiece Nick has conceived: a brilliant set of windows displaying God’s covenants in the Bible. For Brooke, it is more than a project it is a journey toward faith. But opposition is heating up. A vicious battle of words and will is about to tax Brooke’s commitment to the limit. Only this time, she is determined not to run.
There was something haunting in the old man’s eyes, something that mesmerized Sarah Rhinehart. Then, tragically, he died before she could ask why he’d been following her, before she even knew his name. Stunned and bewildered, Sarah became desperate to discover the stranger’s secrets. He’d been called Marcus Stephens, and fourty years ago he’d lived in Sarah’s house and loved a woman who looked exactly like her. A terrifying possibility took hold in Sarah’s mind, but she forced it away until the truth shattered reality. Somehow, Sarah stepped through the curtain of time into a dangerous world where nothing was familiar…
nothing except one man, the man who was her destiny if only she could survive…
Desperate for money, Clea Sands accepts one hundred thousand dollars from billionaire’s wife Tiffany Donovan to seduce Tiffany’s industrialist husband.
Something strange happened to Sam Bennett this morning.
One minute he was sleeping peacefully. Then he was having the strangest dream. And now Sam is hearing things. Voices, from people all around him.
The waitress in the coffee shop. The elevator operator in Sam’s office building. His wife, his secretary, even his pastor. Sam now has insight into people’s hearts. He hears their deepest needs just by being near them.
But what can one listener do for a world of souls in need of help?
Lukewarm believer Sam Bennett awakens from a dream to discover that he can hear the deepest spiritual needs of those around him. Frightened at first, he begins to embrace his gift and follow the Spirit’s leading, with the result that many lives are touched and led to faith in Christ. In the end, Bennett’s life is radically transformed, and his friends, family, and church are forever changed as they begin to ‘hear’ the needs of others as God hears. The Heart Reader is a moving evangelistic challenge for all believers.
When Jake Sheffield, a typical Christian teenager, awakens to discover that he can hear the deepest spiritual needs of those around him, the reality of the deep needs of the world hits him. And the lives he touches, through the help of the Holy Spirit, will never be the same. As his friends witness the power of sharing Christ with others, they too begin the ‘hear’ like Jake. The Heart Reader of Franklin High is a moving, evangelistic challenge for Christian teens.
Sarah Rivers has it all: successful husband, healthy kids, beautiful home, meaningful church work. Corinne, Sarah’s sister, struggles to get by. From Web site development to jewelry sales, none of the pies she has her thumb stuck in contains a plum worth pulling. No wonder Corinne envies Sarah. What she doesn’t know is how jealous Sarah is of her. And what neither of them realizes is how their frantic drive for achievement is speeding them headlong past the things that matter most in life. So when their mother, Maggie, purchases plane tickets for them to join her in a vacation on the Gulf of Mexico, they almost decline the offer. But circumstances force the issue, and the sisters soon find themselves first thrown together, then ultimately drawn together, in one memorable week in a cabin called ‘Seaside.’ As Maggie, a professional photographer, sets out to capture on film the faces and moods of her daughters, more than film develops. A picture emerges of possibilities that come only by slowing down and savoring the simple treasures of the moment. It takes a mother’s love and honesty to teach her two daughters a wiser, uncluttered way of life one that can bring peace to their hearts and healing to their relationship. And though the lesson comes on wings of grief, the sadness is tempered with faith, restoration, and a joy that comes from the hand of God. Seaside is a novella of the heart poignant, gentle, true, offering an eloquent reminder that life is too precious a gift to be unwrapped in haste.
Beautiful, three year old twins Kara and Lizzie Holbrooke live a charmed life with their widowed but doting father, Jack. When Jack finds love and marries again, it seems all their lives will finally be ‘happy ever after.’ That new life shatters when Jack and his wealthy parents are killed in a plane crash. Jack’s new wife, Amanda, inherits the family’s estate but fails to gain custody of the twins. Devastated but bound by her covenant to care for the girls, Amanda manages the estate, hopeful she’ll be able to return it to Kara and Lizzie one day. Meanwhile, the twins grow up in an abysmal home environment with distant family members and become hard drinking, shoplifting, promiscuous teenagers. After years of trying to reach them, Amanda is finally able to offer them love, comfort, wealth the life they have always wanted. But when all you’ve known is deprivation, how can you believe a gift of grace? When you’ve been lied to for so long, how can you ever know the truth?Intensely involving, emotionally charged, and infused with hope, Covenant Child is an inspiring story that challenges us to embrace the life God holds out to us.
Three socially mismatched teens are trapped in the school darkroom during a violent earthquake. Despite being raised in the same church, they consider themselves far too different to be friends until they discover God had other plans. After being rescued, Tiffany fears she will be permanently blind, Josh that he’ll be handicapped, and Mo that he’ll never speak again. Upon awakening in the hospital the following day, each of them discovers that in addition to being healed, they have been given supernatural gifts. Tiffany can see people’s darkest, most painful moments, Josh can identify those in need, and MO cannot stop himself from spouting scripture and encouragement. Individually, they may feel they are going crazy, but together they are an evangelism task force that cannot be stopped until the gifts are abruptly taken away. These teens must learn real life lessons of unity, servanthood, and the power of the Holy Spirit.
When an earthquake rocks through a quiet California town, buildings are ruined but lives are saved radically saved. Bree Harris, Carl Dennis, and Andy Hendrix are rescued and emerge miraculously untouched but they quickly discover life will never be the same. At the hospital, Bree can ‘see’ visions of people’s past wounds; sensing danger, Carl never makes it to the hospital and his ‘instincts’ result in several more rescues; the minute Andy is pulled out he begins quoting scripture, offering hope and giving advice. Once together, they realize the power of their combined supernatural gifts of vision, knowledge, and utterances power that makes them a spiritual dreamteam. But will their passion and power for evangelism and compassion continue if their gifts fade?
The young girl with the Bohemian style was on the floor where she’d fallen, between Parker’s computer case and her file cabinet. She wore a long, flowing skirt lavender, the color of calm and camel colored Uggs. She lay on her back, her long, wavy blonde hair matted with blood. For struggling singer/songwriter Parker James, the music business has just turned deadly. Her desk in the reception area of a busy recording studio has become a crime scene, and Parker finds herself drawn into a mystery where nothing is as it seems. Unraveling the truth puts her own life at risk when she uncovers high level industry corruption and is terrorized by a menacing stalker. As the danger escalates, Parker begins to question her dreams, her future, and even her faith. Double Minds is a double treat combining a compelling suspense novel with an inside look at the world of the Christian music industry in Nashville. Terri Blackstock grabs readers at page one and keeps them riveted until the final plot twist is untangled.
Bestselling author Terri Blackstock presents another stand alone novel, Predator. The murder of Krista Carmichael’s fourteen year old sister by an online Predator has shaken her faith and made her question God’s justice and protection. Desperate to find the killer, she creates an online persona to bait the Predator. But when the stalker turns his sights on her, will Krista be able to control the outcome? Ryan Adkins started the social network GrapeVyne in his college dorm and has grown it into a billion dollar corporation. But he never expected it to become a stalking ground for online Predators. One of them lives in his town and has killed two girls and attacked a third. When Ryan meets Krista, the murders become more than a news story to him, and everything is on the line. Joining forces, he and Krista set out to stop the killer. But when hunters pursue a hunter, the tables can easily turn. Only God can protect them now.
Carny Sullivan grew up in the zany world of a traveling carnival. Quaint and peaceful Serenity, Texas, has given her a home, a life, and a child. Logan Brisco is the smoothest, slickest, handsomest man Serenity, Texas has ever seen. But Carny Sullivan knows a con artist when she sees one and she’s seen plenty, starting with her father. As far as Carny Sullivan can tell, she’s the only one in town who has his number. Because from his Italian shoes to his movie actor smile, Logan has the rest of the town snowed. Carny is determined to reveal Brisco’s selfish intentions before his promise to the townspeople for a cut in a giant amuseme*nt park sucks Serenity dry. Yet, as much as she hates his winning ways, there is a man behind that suave smile, a man who may win her heart against her will. Shadow in Serenity is a modern day Music Man, penned by a Christy Award winning, New York Times bestselling author.