Readers, Leann Harris is a dear friend of mine. I’m excited about this new series she’s started, Legacy of Lies.
Welcome, Leann. How did you come up with the idea for this story?
Several years ago a question occurred to me: What would happen if you came home from college and discovered your family had disappeared? Then eighteen years later, when you’re in
France on vacation you see your dad
getting on a bus, but it’s obvious he’s had a stroke. What would do? That’s the
basis of my story. And what if the man, a good-looking Scotsman offers to help
you search for your father. Later, you discover he’s lying to you. What do you
Wow! What a premise. If you were planning a party with Christian authors of contemporary fiction, what six people would you invite and why?
Only six authors? That’s like asking me which of my children I love more. Okay, let’s try. Margaret Daley, Kelly Gilbert, Angie Breidenback, Beth Shriver , James Rubart, and James Scott Bell. These people each write in a different area, and I’d love to compare experience and compare notes.
Now let’s do that for a party for Christian authors of historical fiction, what six people would you invite and why?
Allie Pleiter, Lynne Gentry,
Nelson Dooley, Tricia Goyer, Lori Copeland, and Julie Lessman. I love the books
these ladies have done and see how the historical market differs from the
What a party. I’d really enjoy that one. I love all these authors’ books, and I am blessed to be included. Many times, people (and other authors) think you have it made with so many books published. What is your most difficult problem with writing at this time in your career?
After I recovered from my cancer, (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma) God sent people into my life to put this book , The Last Lie, out as an ebook. I wasn’t thinking about it, but years ago, I wrote this book, but knew the time for it wasn’t right. God brought the people to me, and I got the message now was the time. I had to, learn an entirely new skill set, but it was exciting to learn.
Tell us about the featured book.
When Catherine Lyons comes home from college, she discovers her family has disappeared. Fifteen years later when Catherine is on vacation in
she sees her father getting on a bus, but he’s had a stroke. When she tries to
talk to him the nurse taking care of him won’t allow it. Cat shows up at the
clinic the next day, but the people there claim to know nothing of the man.
This time Cat isn’t going to give up. Cat learns the name of the nurse she
talked to and goes to her apartment and finds her dead.
Colin Montrose is with MI-6 and doesn’t know who this woman is who has stumbled into his operation, but he wants to know. He follows Cat and asks if she murdered the woman. Before she can answer, they hear police sirens and flee. Together, Cat and Colin chase after Cat’s father, trying to discover the truth behind her life and her parent's lives.
Please give us the first page of the book.
Catherine Lyons glanced around the faces at the dining room table. Her father and Melvin Fitzpatrick were arguing about who would win the Thanksgiving Day football game, the Cowboys or the Broncos. Of course, Papa thought it would be the Broncos by two touchdowns.
“Go ahead and tell them,” Sarah Fitzpatrick whispered, elbowing Cat.
For the last eight years, her family had celebrated Thanksgiving with the Fitzpatricks. Both of Catherine’s parents were only children and their parents dead. That first Thanksgiving, when the Fitzpatricks discovered the situation, they had adopted the
Lyons into their big Irish family. Since that
time, holidays were celebrated with the Fitzpatricks, all seven of them. When
they invited their family—all aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, it was a
houseful filled with noise, laughter, and joy.
Catherine glanced at her friend. “I’m waiting for the right moment.”
“You better tell them before the FBI shows up.”
Sarah had a point. She didn’t want to freak out her parents. They might think the FBI was here for a different reason.
“What mischief are you two thinking up?”
Okay, this book just moved to the top of my to-be-read list on my Kindle. How can readers find you on the Internet?http://www.leannharris.com
Thank you, Leann, for sharing this new book with us.
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The Last Lie: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
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