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While investigating the crime, Deputy Sheriff Robbie Jenkins launches a risky plan to find the killer, expose a long-hidden, complex entanglement, and ignite a past situation into a gift no one could imagine.
Number of Pages: 364
Vendor: Oaktara Publishers
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 04/30/15.
She spent 10-plus years in the desert southwest, in Phoenix, Arizona, and in Las Cruces, Tularosa, and Albuquerque, New Mexico. She and her husband now enjoy life in beautiful Ohio with their family of 3 mini-dachshunds and 2 horses, and plenty to do on their small hobby farm (Déjà vu All Over Again).
Sally Habib5 Stars Out Of 5April 18, 2009Sally HabibThis book is the first for author Pam Ingebritson, and it's a terrific start! There are several main characters (Robbie, Melanie, Gina, Sam, Brian, Eric, and Will) with other lesser characters rounding out the cast. The story is easy to follow, even with the twists and turns that mark this mystery, not too simple as to bore the reader nor too complex to confuse and frustrate. Groundwork is laid from the beginning in a patchwork of facts, actions, emotions, and results. The author's way of presenting the story from many points of view, not just one or two, brings color and fullness to the events. Unlike many authors, Ms. Ingebritson does not rely on foul language or detailed descriptions of violence and gore to build a suspenseful tale. Instead, she weaves scenes of commonplace life with events that can happen to ordinary people. Lessons in faith, forgiveness, honesty, and surviving cruelty and hardship are gently sprinkled throughout the story without the "preachy" attitude some may expect. This book is suitable for young adults and up, showing how God can use past tragedies to create glowing, promising futures. Kudos to Ms. Ingebritson on a job well done. One question remains as the book ends: when will the sequel come out?
Located in: New Carlisle, OH
Submitted: March 27, 2009
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm an avid mystery/detective/cozy book nut; I lived in and loved the desert southwest for a dozen years (Phoenix AZ, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and Tularosa, NM) and am an animal lover (I have 2 horses and 3 Dachshunds). I also love all the Star Trek TV shows, especially Deep Space 9.
What was your motivation behind this project? I wanted to give others who haven't had the opportunity to live in the desert southwest to experience a bit of what it is like. And I wanted to present the love and graciousness of Christ, through a story filled with imperfect humans, as we all are, who modeled His love, even if they were a bit confused, took a few missteps, got a little off track. This seems to me to be the way God works - through His beloved but imperfect children, sometimes very imperfect. Yet, if our hearts and spirits are right with Him, He will work it all out in a glorious way, in spite of our errors and weaknesses. That is what Grace is all about - God loving us, in spite of ourselves.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I hope they will be able to 'go there' to Chancey, NM, and get to know the characters, become interested in them, even fond of them, look forward to more adventures and 'lessons' from them, and underneath it all, see a little or a lot of God's love shining through, perhaps even discover a new longing or deeper longing within, to move closer to God, because of some insights or inspirations given to them, through the Chancey Double-Back story.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? As the story unfolded, and the characters revealed more facets of themselves, the tone of the tale took some unexpected turns and became a lot 'deeper' than I originally felt it would be...like the Spirit was gently urging me to reveal a little more of this, and not to worry so much about that.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Phillip Yancey is one of my favorite authors; he really makes you think, and writes beautifully, but simplistically. I also really like Steve Brown (the Key Life radio show guy, minister from Florida). He tells it like it is, and makes you laugh out loud. If I had nothing else, but the Gospel of John, it would be enough! I love a purely entertaining book series of the cozy variety, getting to know the characters, feeling like you're part of their lives. They become like friends and I can't wait to 'meet them' again. I wanted to create a place, and a group of people like that, for myself and my readers - Friends and Home!! I'm deeply inspired by Jesus, and I sincerely hope He is my strongest influence. I know He hasn't given up on me, even if I don't always live up to what He would have me to be. I am also strongly influenced by dogs. OK, that sounds nuts, but think about...the way dogs unconditionally love you, want to please you, worship you, hang on your words and actions, want to be near you, as close as they can get to you, are completely devoted to you, protect you, would lay down their life for you, even!! I want to feel (and demonstrate same) about my God the same way my dogs treat and feel about me. I believe there is 'a lot of God in Dog'; they certainly put humans to shame in a many areas. That's what I mean by being strongly influenced by dogs.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: My fondest hope is that Chancey Double-Back might stir a desire within someone's heart to try to get to know Jesus, if they do not, or to get closer yet to Him, so He could become as significant to them as they are to Him. And I hope that Sam can become as known and loved to other people as she is to me.
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