With: Jennifer Pierce
If you could go back in time and change anything, would you? I don’t mean some great point in history but something that has happened to you. Is there a pain you wish you hadn’t felt or a horrible situation that you’ve had to deal with?
In my debut novel, Maggie Jones has returned to her home town years after having her heart broken by Cody Smith. During the course of the novel, Cody struggles with how his actions have affected Maggie. Fear over hearing the reason for his rejection keeps Maggie from sitting down and letting him explain. When she finally hears him out, she explains what his decision has done to her.
“I never meant to hurt you. I know now that I should have talked with you first and not just dumped you. Hindsight is twenty-twenty. If I could take it back I would.” He never imagined that his actions that night would have such a profound effect on her life.
“I wouldn’t want you to.”
He stared at her, knitting his eyebrows, shocked at her words. She admitted he’d caused her great pain, but she wouldn’t want it taken back? Why would anyone welcome pain? He was sure he could live without.
“Everything that I’ve gone through, every pain and joy that I’ve felt, all of my experiences have made me the person I am today.”
Maggie’s line is something I believe. Everything that I have done and experienced has made me the woman I am today. If I were to go back in time and change an action or a feeling, I’d be changing who I am. We learn and grow from every experience whether it’s a positive one or a negative one.
Grab your copy of Hidden Danger and see the woman Maggie has become.
All Maggie Jones wants to do is sell her late father’s property and get out of Whitehaven, Texas as fast as possible—before she runs into the one man she’s spent the past six years avoiding. Someone has other plans for her, though. Sinister plans. And when a seemingly harmless act of vandalism turns into a series of menacing threats, she has no choice but to turn to him for help.
Sheriff Cody Smith never expected to see Maggie again, especially after he’d broken her heart all those years ago. Maybe this is the second chance he’s always wanted. But when he realizes Maggie’s in grave danger, he intends to keep her safe at all costs. With lines from an old nursery rhyme as their only clue, he needs to find out who’s behind this deadly game before the rhyme ends and Maggie’s time runs out. Can he protect her, catch the bad guy, and make amends for past wrongs? Or will old wounds get in the way?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jennifer Pierce currently lives in Arkansas with her husband and two children. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and River Valley Writers, where she serves as secretary.