Monday, August 23, 2010

Heart of Mine by Lauralee Bliss

Backcover copy for Heart of Mine by Lauralee Bliss

HP 914

ISBN 978-1-60260-913-6


From the back cover:
Marissa must move on.

With the tragic death of her fiancĂ© six months behind her, Marissa decides she must take drastic steps if she is to survive herself. She moves back home to Cedar City, Utah, hoping the change in scenery will help rebuild her life. Old friends, old flames, safe memories. Until one day when she takes a walk into the canyon…

Anson has no idea what’s coming when he bumps into a pretty brunette on the canyon walk. But when she acts like she’s seen a ghost—and then interrogates him as if she thinks he is one—his heart is drawn to her. Like her, he has also suffered loss.

But the past affects the present and the future. And for Anson and Marissa, a real ghost of the past might suddenly be emerging. When all is revealed, will they find their faith faltering and the past keeping them apart?

From the book:

“Are you all right?” he asked in concern. “Are you sick?”

“I. . .I. . .” She began to back away. “I. . .you look so familiar.”

He laughed. “Wish I could say you did, too, but I’d be telling a tall tale.” He chuckled again.

Oh, dear God, have You brought Eric back to life? Is this real? Did something strange happen? A miracle maybe? Had he come back and now he had amnesia or something? “Is your name Eric?” she suddenly blurted out.

“What? No. I’m Anson.” He held out his hand. She made a feeble attempt to grasp it before her hand fell away. “Have we met?”

“I–I’m sorry.” She spun about and hurried away. When she turned back to look, the man was walking in the opposite direction. He then turned, too. Their gazes met. Dear God, what am I going to do? It’s like he’s come back. Eric’s alive! But. . .he’s dead. We buried him.

Didn’t we?


About the author:

LAURALEE BLISS, a former nurse, is a prolific writer of inspirational fiction as well as a home educator. She resides with her family near Charlottesville, Virginia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains—a place of inspiration for many of her contemporary and historical novels. Lauralee Bliss writes inspirational fiction to provide readers with entertaining stories, intertwined with Christian principles to assist them in their day-to-day walk with the Lord. Aside from writing, she enjoys gardening, cross-stitching, reading, roaming yard sales, and traveling. Lauralee invites you to visit her website at

Question of the Day:

Has anyone ever told you that you remind them of someone else? A relative? A celebrity?


  1. I'm 21 years old, and I get told by many people that I remind them of their grandmother :) I guess it could be worse--I like my grandma!

  2. I'm with you, Kaitlin, I am told I look like my grandmother. I wish I could've known her, but she died when I was an infant. But everyone I've talked to that knew her said she was a very nice woman. :)

  3. Strangers stop me all the time to tell me I remind them of someone, am I related to so and so, or am I so and so(I never am and they're so suprised because I look just like her).

    And I grew up being told I look like my mom which is fine, it's true. But the day someone told me I looked just like my dad was really weird, mostly because I don't.

  4. I used to have tons of people tell me I looked like a girl in the next town over. We even had the same last name, but I had no clue who she was. :)

  5. When I was in my 20's I had several people say I reminded them of Princess Diana (it was the hair, I think!) Now, I resemble my Mom. :-)