by Lea Ann Vandygriff

ASIN: B079647HZH

Publisher WestBow Press

Published in Religion & Spirituality/Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Literature & Fiction/Contemporary

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Book Description


Aubree and her teen friends from the small town of Rhinehart struggle with betrayal, violence and death. Their innocence is ripped away when they are forced to make decisions that will challenge their faith and change the course of their lives forever.

Sample Chapter

Jake, Randy, and Daniel arrived at Mildred’s house. A portion of her screened-in porch had collapsed around her. Daniel had tried to get her out, but he just wasn’t strong enough alone. Jake said, “Daniel, where are your brothers?”

“Who knows?” Daniel said, clearly irritated. “We gotta get Grandma. We’re running out of time.”

“Relax, Daniel,” Jake said. “We’ll get her. I just wanted to know if they were in the house.”

Daniel said, “Don’t know. Don’t care.”

Randy, Jake, and Daniel all worked together, moving debris gently, not knowing for sure where Mildred was, as she was unconscious somewhere under the rubble.

Then Daniel said. “There! I see her arm over there! She’s not moving.”

Jake said, “Daniel, I need to you calm down.”

Instead, Daniel started moving stuff in a panic. Randy grabbed Daniel and pulled him off the debris, throwing him violently away. Daniel got up and grabbed Randy from behind, trying to pull him down. Randy turned around and punched him in the mouth, knocking him to the ground. Then he grabbed his jacket with both hands, pulled him up, and got in his face.

Daniel shouted, “Dude, calm down!”

“You’re not gonna help your grandma if you cause more stuff to fall on her!”

Jake pulled Daniel loose from Randy’s grip and got between them. “Guys, we have to work together here.” Daniel stood there, stunned at what had just happened. Randy and Jake went back to moving rubble. Jake said, “Daniel, come here. When we hold this up, I want you lock your arms under your grandma’s shoulders and pull her out slowly.”

Daniel just stood there, staring at his unresponsive grandma, oblivious to Jake.

“Daniel!” Jake yelled. “Can you do it? She needs you, boy.”

Daniel snapped to it. “Yes. Yes, I can do that!”

Jake said, “Randy, on three, we lift. One, two, three.”

Daniel pulled his grandma out. She was bleeding from her head and from her leg. Daniel leaned down to her nose and mouth and listened. “She’s breathing!”

Jake said, “Randy, grab a couple of sticks to make a splint for her leg. Then we can transport to the gym.” They got Mildred into the back of the truck. Daniel jumped in with her, holding her head in his lap. “Daniel, keep pressure on that head, okay?” Jake said.

“Yes, sir.”

“She’s gonna be okay,” Jake said as he put his hand on Daniel’s shoulder to give reassurance.

Daniel looked up with tears running down his face. “She is all I have. She just has to live.”

Jake gave a little grin, and they drove to the gym. Victims were laid out in rows on the floor. Dolores met them at the door. “Mildred!”

Daniel said, “You gotta help her, please!”

Dolores said, “Daniel, we’ll do everything we can.” A few doctors had come in from surrounding towns to help. They took Mildred right away.


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Author Profile

Lea Ann Vandygriff

Lea Ann Vandygriff

Lea Ann Vandygriff holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and previously worked alongside her husband at their law firm for 26 years. After facing numerous personal obstacles, including the death of her husband and her daughter’s diagnosis with a rare and chronic medical condition, Vandygriff felt called by God to write. She currently resides in the Dallas area.

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