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Healing Their Hearts (Faith to Love, #6) By Cleopatra Margot Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 302 Pages
June 21, 2020
After spring’s many trials, Knox County Sheriff Liam McKay is ready for a season of restoration. He needs time to grieve the loss of his grandmother and work on becoming a better husband and father. Liam learned the hard way that life is fragile, and he doesn’t want to miss out on any precious moments.
Emma McKay loves her role as a wife and mother. After she lost her parents, the McKay family became her saving grace. Being married to a police officer brings both challenges and adventures into her life, though, and when something hits on a more personal level, will her past be brought into the light?
Officer Mark MacLaughlin is motivated by two things: his family and his job. Add a beautiful stranger to the mix, and Mark can’t help but want to get to know her better. But when he takes on fatherhood for a three-year-old girl, he has to learn how to blur the lines between his personal and professional life too.
Evangeline Taylor was on the way to confront her past, until her plans came to a grinding halt. Now injured and stranded in a tiny Nebraska town, Eva’s heart opens up. The town, the people, and maybe one handsome police officer in particular help her to heal…but will they be enough to make her stay?
All right, ladies.” Mark handed Lainee the fishing pole he’d bought her and a container of worms, then gave Eva a couple poles. He grabbed the tackle box and net from the trunk of his Suburban before closing the tailgate. “We’ll just start by the bend here and see how it goes. Hopefully we’ll catch something worthwhile.”
“Big fishy,” Lainee exclaimed.
“I’d like it if we did catch a big fishy, yes.” Mark nodded in the direction of the creek and took Lainee’s hand. “Eva, do you need me to take those poles?”
“Nah, I’m good. I can see why you wanted us to wear boots, though. This is some tall grass.”
“You can get away with tennis shoes, but yeah, you’re generally better off with boots. Do they fit okay?”
“Oh, yes. Thank you.”
“Good.” Mark set his things down and took the bait from Lainee. “Okay, Lainee, can you wait for a second while I help Eva bait her hook?”
“That be ’kay.” Lainee pointed to a white butterfly. “Fly!”
“Pretty butterfly, huh?” Eva asked. “Just as pretty as Lainee.”
Lainee giggled and squatted down to examine a rock several feet back from the creekbank. Mark kept his eye on her as he tied a hook onto Eva’s fishing line, then opened the container of bait from the gas station.
“Under normal circumstances, I would require you to bait your own hook,” he told Eva. “That was Dad’s rule growing up—for boys and girls. But because of your wrist, I’ll make an exception.”
“Do I get ’xeption to?” Lainee asked, deserting the rocks to watch what he was doing. “But my wrist is ’kay.”
“How about I teach both of you to bait the hook, then maybe you can do it next time.” He grabbed a nightcrawler in his right hand and held the hook upright in his left. “Some people wrap them around it, but my dad taught me to stick it on there and just run it up the hook onto the line.”
“But that hurt the wormie,” Lainee said, her brow furrowed.
“It’s all a part of the food chain. The fish eat the worms, and then we get to eat the fish. God made it that way.” He finished Eva’s and set it on the ground, then grabbed Lainee’s child fishing pole. “Do you want to help me?”
Lainee hesitated. “Is it slimy?”
“Don’t let go.”
“I won’t,” he promised. “Just set your hand on mine. There we go. Look, you’re doing it. Good job, Lainee bug.”
“Eva, I did it!” she exclaimed. “Did you see?”
“I did,” Eva said. “Great job. I’m sure you’ll catch a big fish with bait like that.”
Mark handed Lainee the plain white T-shirt he’d brought along. “You can use that to wipe your hands off, then I’ll use it after you.”
“Aren’t you going to fish?” Eva asked.
“Maybe, but I’ll help you guys for now. Let’s get Lainee set up right over here.”
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Cleopatra Margot resides with her family and their golden retriever in small town, rural Nebraska. Inspiration for her novels comes from both real life + fictional characters and storylines in her brain. The town of Believe is based on her own hometown, but with embellishments. She and her two younger siblings are homeschooled, and enjoy traveling with their parents and the dog. When she’s not writing, Cleopatra enjoys Bible journaling, time with family and friends, playing cards, being outside (when it’s not subfreezing temps), laughing, singing, and enjoying life.
1 winner will receive a signed paperback copy of Healing Their Hearts by Cleoptatra Margot, a vinyl sticker, bookmark, and free shipping coupon (for a future purchase through the author)
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