THE SECOND TIME AROUND
Daniel Morgan's past returns to haunt him when a freshman girl shows for class up wearing his college sweetheart's face.
Lynette Tyler is determined not to face her past, even when she learns her daughter's favorite new teacher is the man she had forced out of her life when she got pregnant.
When Daniel learns that Kat is his daughter, he dares to ask God for the dream he had let go years before... to finally be a family. He pursues Lynette's love through tragedy and shame, learning to forgive each other and themselves. The biggest hurdle isn't whether Kat would forgive them when she finally finds out the truth, but whether Lynette can let go of the past long enough to let them have a future together.
A year in the life…
Roommates Bekka, Kat, and Amy have a lot in common: Theater students, pursuing writing careers, supporting each other in crises and heartaches. Amy keeps breaking up with her boyfriend. Kat never dates a boy more than twice. Bekka is too busy with part-time jobs and writing to even want a relationship. Especially seeing how miserable her roommates are in their love lives.
All that changes when Shane shows up. Bekka lets herself dream, even through the turmoil of Amy's boyfriend following his dreams and the effect on Amy, and the damage done by Kat's stepfather, and the destruction of her mother's marriage and dreams. Life is hectic — especially when a con man tries to steal Bekka's chance at making her own dreams come true. Can't she have at least one miracle? The problem is that she and Shane never seem to meet up — and then somehow Kat and Shane start dating, and once she dumps a guy, he never comes back. Bekka can't help hoping, though…
Hannah Blake has given up on being anything more to Xander Finley than his Gal Friday and partner in running Common Grounds legal clinic. Other than attending the same church, what else do they have in common?
Then the process of opening up a branch office in Tabor Heights becomes ... complicated. First they face resistance from a local judge and another lawyer who is a member of their church, and doesn't seem to have gotten the memo that he should be supporting them. Then they find the body of the 3rd victim of the White Rose Killer in their new office.
When the White Rose Killer seems to have chosen Hannah as his next 'true love', Xander's attentions become warmer and more personal. Hannah knows better than to hope this improvement in their relationship will last beyond the crisis. Foxhole love isn't any more real than foxhole religion, right? Xander, on the other hand, is glad his eyes have finally been opened.
The problem is convincing Hannah that he's for real. It's time to pray for more than her safety. After all, in the final analysis, what good is his life without Hannah in every part of it?
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Michelle L. Levigne (Author)
On the road to publication, Michelle fell into fandom in college, and has 40+ stories in various SF and fantasy universes. She has a BA in theater/English from Northwestern College and a MA focused on film and writing from Regent University. She h...