Monday, November 8, 2010

Mending Fences – Candice Speare and Nancy Toback

HP 925
ISBN 978-1-61626-064-4

Ray is going home.

Ray’s homecoming is one of trepidation and uncertainty. He has his old job back, but can he work beside his nemesis again? And can he and his former fiancée put what they once had back together? Should they even try? And what should he do about Faith—the girl his heart once dreamed about?

For Faith, returning to Bothell is coming back to a place where, once upon a childhood, life was good. Can she find the peace she’s looking for in the career she always dreamed of, living in her grandmother’s old home? Or should she stay locked up in the regimen and walls she’s always lived in? It’s certainly safer there.

God can use anything—a missing child, an injured dog, even two irrepressible old ladies—to show His stubborn children His will. If they’ll let Him.

"For the Word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does. The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of His unfailing love." Psalm 33:4-5

Faith blinked and stared into his eyes. Truth dawned. "Ray?"

"Faith?" They spoke at the same time.

He winked, and her breath caught. For a moment she went dizzy as memories flooded her mind. Ray! She dashed around the counter but caught herself before she jerked him into a hug. They stood face-to-face for what seemed an eternity.

"We need to catch up, but I have an emergency here." He held the dog out for her inspection.
Her attention dropped to the tiny creature. "What happened? Is she yours?"

CANDICE SPEARE lives in an old farmhouse in Maryland with Winston the African gray parrot and Jack the dog. You may contact her by visiting her website:

NANCY TOBACK was born and raised in Manhattan and now resides in sunny Florida. Her passion for writing fiction began way back in grammar school. If there's spare time after being wife, mother, grandmother, writer and avid reader, Nancy is a watercolorist and charcoal artist and enjoys gourmet cooking. You may e-mail her at

What is your hobby or favorite past time?


  1. I love spending time with my grandkids. I have 4 under 3! And I just like being with family and friends, sharing a meal, playing games or just visiting.

  2. I love music--anything to do with music. Singing, playing, listening. It's great inspiration for writing, too :) Nice excerpt.

  3. ACK! I can't believe the excerpt ended there!

    I love visiting museums.

    And reading.

    And watching sports on tv.

  4. Reading and trying to paint watercolors!

  5. Reading, writing, and needlepoint! :)