When people say nothing ever happens in a small town, they just aren’t paying attention. I grew up in southern Ohio and something was always going on…if you just took the time to open your eyes and shut your mouth. My fascination with small town scandals birthed the Jenna’s Creek Series beginning with my first novel, Streams of Mercy.
On the day of her father’s funeral, seventeen-year-old Jamie Steele discovers he was once the prime suspect in the disappearance and possible murder of an old girlfriend. Only the lack of evidence–mainly the missing woman’s body–kept him from going to prison. All too familiar with his violent reputation and hard-fisted lifestyle, Jamie has to find out for herself if he was capable of the crime everyone in their small town believes he committed.
The more Jamie discovers about the twenty-five-year old disappearance of Sally Blake, the more convinced she becomes her father was involved. Regardless, she needs to know the truth, even if it means destroying what’s left of her memories of him.
The first book in the Jenna’s Creek Series is a mystery which takes hold of the reader at the outset and doesn’t let go until the end. Told from a Christian worldview, Streams of Mercy explores loving people who aren’t easy to love, and forgiving those who don’t deserve it.