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Reunions can be deadly.
After a savage attack in university, Kira Summers fled to the safety of northern Canada and her work as a polar bear scientist. But when her whistleblower brother dies in a mysterious car crash, she must return home to bury him and pack his belongings. Unaware she’s carrying explosive evidence someone’s willing to kill for, she has no choice but to rely on the one person she never thought she’d see again.
Lukas Tanner, a widowed single father of a special needs toddler, moved to Churchill five years ago. As the proud owner of Guiding Star Enterprises, a wilderness tour company, he and his daughter lead a simple life. But when Kira comes crashing back into his world, he realizes God has other plans. Now, Lukas and Kira must confront a merciless killer as their past and present collide in a deadly race—a race they must win if they have any hope of a future together.
NORTHERN DECEPTION is my first published novel but I’ve written three others which will never “see the light of day”, as the cliché goes. The recurring theme of what I write is loss and forgiveness and every novel has dealt with it in various ways. NORTHERN DECEPTION is no different.
A theme is like the background melody that floats along pinging a few high notes throughout the story. And while it winds its way through the story, there’s also the counterpoint of the forgiveness I mentioned as well. The forgiveness of self. The forgiveness of the other person.
Forgiveness takes time. It takes exploration of the event, the emotions, and a deep dive into the pain. Anything else is too cheap and doesn’t count as real forgiveness.
Sometimes we can’t forgive or forget without the help of trained professionals for the unspeakable wrongs that might have been done to us in the past. And that’s all right. It doesn’t make our forgiveness any less because we needed help to reach that place.
There is plenty of action and suspense in NORTHERN DECEPTION. I happen to love both of those in books I read and want to write my books with plenty of them. There’s also plenty of love and romance between my characters – at least, I hope you agree with me on that! I’ve done my best to convey love with emotion not physicality.
To go along with those recurring themes, I love a great reunion romance because a couple brings all their baggage to a second chance. I love second chances because our God is the God of second chances, isn’t He? And when the kernel of the idea for NORTHERN DECEPTION entered my head, about a couple on the cusp of starting their lives together but something from her past was already holding them back – I knew I had a “second chance” story on my hands.
I hope you enjoy NORTHERN DECEPTION. It is truly the book of my heart.
About the Author
Laurie Wood has followed her RCAF serving husband across Canada, raising their two special needs children to adulthood, and “keeping the home fires burning” while she began her writing career. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, where she’s finalled in several prestigious contests, as well as American Christian Fiction Writers. She writes romantic suspense and historical novels.
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1 winner will receive a 100 page hardcover Journal + matching pen, magnetic bookmarks, wooden Christmas ornament, and Abalone and Silver Polar Bear necklace, ebook of NORTHERN DECEPTION. (NOTE: wooden box holding up bookmarks and ornament pictured is NOT included.)
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Ends December 12, 2018