Sunday, October 31, 2010

A LOVE INSPIRED Suspense Romance

Legacy of Lies
by Jill Elizabeth Nelson

Secrets Buried Deep!

Evidence from a decades-old murder is the last thing Nicole Keller-Mattson expected to find in her grandmother’s back yard, but the finger-pointing and accusations leveled at her family came as no surprise. Everyone in Ellington is eager to blame the Kellers—but after an attack leaves Nicole’s grandmother in a coma, only Nicole can clear the family name. 

Legacy of Lies
With the assistance of police chief Rich Hendricks, she stands a chance of solving the mystery . . . if she’s willing to accept Rich’s help. Nicole lost her policeman husband in the line of duty—getting close to another cop is too painful. But keeping her distance could be deadly.

I’ve always been fascinated by social dynamics in a small town. Having lived in rural communities all my life, I’m intimately familiar with the unique politics involved. Crafting a story about the shadow cast over a town by its founding family came readily to me. 

I was particularly interested to explore the affect past sins and secrets can have on a tight-knit community and how the illusion of power is always trumped by the immutable laws of God. We do reap what we sow, no matter how grand and invincible we imagine ourselves to be. 

The verse I used at the front of the book: "A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace" (Psalm 37:10,11 NIV).

I comfort myself with these words quite often when I see the injustices in the world.

Jill Elizabeth Nelson
“My first and only marriage is still going strong after 29 years. We have four kids who've pretty much flown the coop. Yet the chickadees keep coming back to roost. Puzzling phenomenon. We must not give them enough incentive to stay away. At least now there’s a son-in-law and a grandchild, and they know I do need my grandbaby fix!”

“By day I masquerade as housing manager for a senior apartment complex. By night I throw off my mask of conformity and turn into a wild and crazy writer who can hardly wait to jot down all the cool things my characters are telling me, so I can share them with my readers.”

“Did I say I hear voices? Alas, I've been like this most of my life. At least since sixth grade, when I penned—er, penciled—my first mystery novel. No trace of that youthful manuscript exists today, and the world is grateful.”

“My writer's journey has taken me in many different directions. I’ve walked the roads of journalist, columnist, essayist, poet, story teller and book reviewer. My current path is the one I've coveted all along—novelist. My Guide and Mentor in all my travels is my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory!”

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OTHER Love Inspired Suspense books by JILL E. NELSON:

Calculated Revenge (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #193)
Calculated Revenge

Witness to Murder (Murder Mystery Series #2) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #155)
Witness to Murder

Evidence of Murder (Murder Mystery Series #1) (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense #137)
Evidence of Murder

Jill’s special verse:
"Rejoice in the Lord always. And again I say rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near" (Philippians 4:4,5)


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