The first post in my series on Christian authors to watch introduces Marion Kelley Bullock, author of six novels. Marion’s books suspend reality and drop the reader into magical settings with non-stop action.
Some of her novels are contemporary and other are historical, but they all have an element of suspense and intrigue.
Secrets of Old Santa Fe: When Elise Wells arrives in Santa Fe for her mother’s funeral, she finds herself falling for Ramon Castillo. But what secrets does his family harbor — that they’ll go to any lengths to hide?
The Claymore Legacy: Jenny Claymore travels back home when the father she lost years ago dies. The second night, after the funeral and the reading of the will, someone tries to smother her with a pillow. Then she fears her greedy stepmother is trying to poison her. Other accidents occur. Finally, when the villain is preparing to hit her in the head with a rock and throw her down in the storm cellar, the hero saves her.
The Christmas Bride: Sue-Ellen Grayson travels by stagecoach to Fort Clark, Texas, to console Major Ethan Hartley, because her sister, Cassandra, jilted him. Her trip is fraught with danger, and she arrives penniless, without even a ticket to return home. She gets a job waitressing at the Brackettville Café.
Christmas Stranger: One snowy, blustery night, Melinda’s quiet existence changes when Zeke, a drifter, and his young son, arrive. She feeds them and lets them sleep in her barn, and after a time begins to hope they’ll stay. Her heart turns cold when Zeke announces they must move on. Will she ever know contentment again?
My next author to watch will be Nike Chillemi. You’ll enjoy her suspense novels!