I have let it slip a few times what the actual title of this novel is, but this is the actual 100% totally awesome reveal! Are you ready? Are you really, really ready? All right…The title is………….
For by Grace
=P This novel follows the life of Deputy Grace Halling and her day to day routine in the Sheriff’s Department. She meets Amya Stone, a previous police officer turned Law Enforcement Chaplain.
Now, does that explain the title any? No? hmmm…okay.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, that no one would boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.”
Does that explain it any better? No? Let’s try a quick synopsis.
Being employed in the Sheriff’s Department is not as glorious a position as the television shows make it out to be. While the kids at the schools Deputy Grace Halling visits see her as the knight in blue-cotton armor, those she is dispatched to visit have a different opinion. She has every confidence in her ability to do her job and arrest criminals. She takes down a knife-wielding woman and a drunk combatant teenager, tackling both. Everyone—victim, suspect, or witness—has a story to tell or to lie about and she is never perturbed by their tales.
That all changes when she looks down the barrel of a gun. She loses confidence in her ability as a deputy, she loses trust in herself and fellow officers, and she struggles to stay afloat as shift after shift passes. Grace cannot find her rhythm of being a Deputy again. And when the Police Chaplain unexpectedly barges into her life, her personal and professional lives are flipped upside down. Will she ever be able to find her even ground again? Or will the next time that she stares a murderer in the face be the last?
That should about do it!! Look for more news on what is happening with this novel.