Hank is ready to set the date. Julie likes the way things are. Can love overcome the pain of the past and prove that it’s all been…worth the wait?
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Julie and her sons moved to End of the Line after a dangerous encounter with her abusive husband led to a rescue by her brother, Clay and an old friend, Hank. Over time, her relationship with Hank takes a turn and when he unexpectedly proposes, she is forced to face the battle between her heart and her newfound freedom.
Hank hadn’t seen the woman he held a secret crush on in years, but when her brother asks his help in a dangerous hostage stand-off, he is there in a heartbeat, even taking a bullet to protect Julie and her kids. But will these rekindled feelings Hank has be enough to hold against the time that Julie needs to adjust to her new life and, will Hank decide that it’s worth the wait?
~Read an Excerpt from Worth the Wait
Hank’s body was drenched in sweat, his skin covered with soot. Fear, but a greater determination to survive—to see Julie and the boys again—drove him.
The nose dipped slightly, offering a clear, panoramic view of the lake of fire below. He pulled up, fighting the heat and the crosswind caused by the fire. The plane jerked from right to left. His arms ached from gripping the controls. His jaw muscles twitched as he fought to get more altitude.
“How are we doing, Jack?” he asked, his back teeth grinding from the force of his determination.
“Good, just a minor complication,” Jack answered, as he glanced out his window. “We’ve got a fiery branch sucked into one of the engines.” Just then the propeller slowed to a complete stop.
The sputtering started, and it rattled the plane. “We need to set her down. Any ideas?” Hank asked, his heart dwindling as he looked over the glowing sea of red.
Jack took out the map. “There’s a lake not far from here. It might be our only chance.”
“Sounds like a deal,” Hank said. “Anything is better than blowing up in the sky, right?”
“Agreed.” Jack pointed to the lake. “There it is.” Surrounded by mountains, it was formed like a giant crater had dropped onto the earth.
“At least the fire is behind us,” Hank said with a wry grin.
“You can do this, sir,” Jack said, flipping switches and checking the view in front of them.
“This isn’t going to be pretty.” Hank slowed his engines in order to coast in and hopefully soften the landing. “You know how to swim?”
“On my college swim team,” Jack said, turning to Hank with a wide grin.
Hovering over the lake, the distance between plane and black water closed in at a rapid pace.
The plane hit the surface, spraying water into the air with the force akin to hitting a freight train head-on. Hank’s body, pushed forward by the force, slammed into the controls. He felt a quick snap in his side before the front window imploded and knocked him back in the seat. Frigid water rushed over him.
He only had time to glance over at Jack, who was doubled over, his chin dropped against his chest. I’m sorry, Kyle, was his last thought before his world went black
This story is about second chances and believing that you are worth being given a second chance. It's a story of miracles--of family & thanksgiving--of the power of faith. It seems entirely appropriate that it should release in the season of gratitude.
Julie's entire life is changed when there is a risk that she could lose everything. It's a hard lesson to learn, that life is fragile and to be grateful for whats right under your nose! Fortunately, love always finds a way!!
What you are grateful for?
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