About the Book:
Title: Stalking Willow, #1 Amazing Grace Series
Intense, Clean, Romantic Suspense
paperback 978-1-938092-36-7 $13.99; 5.5 x 8.5; 300 pages
August 2013 by Write Integrity Press
Bitterness, stalking, and a neighbor to die for.
What’s a girl to do?
Trailed by a stalker in New York City, Willow Thomas, a young
ad executive, scurries back to her small North Carolina
hometown and the lake house where ten years earlier a scandal
revealed her entire life had been a lie, and a seed of bitterness
took root in her soul. The cocoon of safety Willow feels upon
her arrival home soon unravels when she meets opposition from
her family, faces the man she left behind, and the stalker reveals
he is close on her heels. Can Willow learn to trust God to tear
out her roots of resentment, reunite her family, ferret out a
deadly stalker, and to rekindle the love she left behind?
Great books start with a first sentence that is irresistible. Stalking Willow, by Fay Lamb, definitely does. “In the growing darkness, a maniac waited for Willow Thomas.” Yikes! I’m in!!
Mystery characters, missing treasures, MIA parents, and a stalker who cannot wait to enact his heinous plan. All make for a very fast-paced romantic suspense novel that will have you turning the pages as fast as possible. The downside is, the book has an ending. I hope to read more by Fay Lamb.
Willow Thomas flees the big city and her job in advertising to get away from a stalker. Returning to the North Carolina home she shared with her grandmother, she finds old friends and enemies who stir up her painful past. If that is not bad enough, the stalker moves with her and becomes more and more of a threat. Will Willow lose her sanity before she loses her life?
The characters are very three-dimensional. I was happy to see that several persons had changed since high school. Several found strength through Christ, without being preachy, to alter the trajectory of their lives.
I loved the great love Willow’s grandmother had for both her granddaughters as evidenced by what Willow finds upon returning home. She is the grandparent everyone wants to have or be.
“I’ve learned beauty blooms on the inside. I’m pouring in the water and the fertilizer, but I’m not there yet.”
“Then I realized I was never the one in control. God was. And still is.”
I gratefully received a complimentary copy if the book from the author and Celebrate Lit. This in no way affected my opinions, for which I am solely responsible. I was not required to leave a positive review.
About the Author:
Fay Lamb has always taken joy in forming words that tell stories that will enrich the lives of others. She tackles issues that she has had to face. She isn’t afraid of the hard issues and takes delight in weaving humor into the lives of her characters, even in the direst of circumstances.
Fay and her husband, Marc, reside in Titusville, Florida,where multi-generations of their families have lived. The legacy continues with their two married sons and six grandchildren.
For more information or to schedule an interview or a workshop, contact Fay Lamb at Faywrites@cfl.rr.com.