Summer’s Squall

9780692946176Baltimore City Police Detective, Abe (Lank) Lankton, assumes he’ll be helping his cousin solve a minor problem when she calls and asks him to fly west. When he learns that he’s been called out there to aid in capturing an elusive stalker, his first instinct is go straight back to Maryland. However, when he meets the alluring victim, Summer Cooper, all bets are off. With his future, and his own life, in jeopardy, Lank must choose between going back to the life he knows in America’s Charm City or staying out west to help Summer, but Lank’s not sure that Summer is all that she claims to be or that the stalker even exists. One thing he knows for sure, Summer is guilty… of stealing his heart.

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Awards and Praise for “Summer’s Squall”

4.0 out of 5.0 stars

“A contemporary romance mingled with a slow building mystery, “Summer’s Squall” is unique among its fellows because the mystery is executed in a realistic manner including the detective questioning the victim’s place in it.” Read full review in the 2018 March issue of InD’tale Magazine. —InD’tale Magazine, Goodreads, 2018


5.0 out of 5.0 stars

“In this book, we meet Summer, Johnny, Megan, and Lank, amongst others. How do these four especially know one another or meet? What do they each do? What is going on that prompts a phone call to Lank while he is at work one day? What happens when his boss asks him if everything is okay? What happens? This christian inspired romance/mystery/suspense was my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. I look forward to reading more from her in the future. Just know, this book kept me on the edge of my seat, and had my mind reeling 10,000 miles an hour in spots. Read and see what captured me that I could not stop reading!” —Dana Busenbark, Goodreads, 2018


4.0 out of 5.0 stars

“Summers Squall was an intriguing romance with a twist of mystery in it. It made for a very enjoyable book to read. The mystery made the book a page-turner and I had a hard time putting it down. The author wrote about the beautiful Vistas in the setting of the story which made it very easy for me to picture it all in my mind. I truly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it for all to read. It’s a nice clean, Christian story.” —Mitchy Beach, Goodreads, 2018


4.0 out of 5.0 stars

“Summer’s Squall had a great mix of suspense, mystery, intrigue and romance.  The mystery behind the stalker was well written, with clues dropped, but not so many as to make it obvious.  There was enough suspense to keep it interesting, but not so much that it was edge of the seat scary (which is good for me!). I was touched by the comments about how just because you are smart, it doesn’t mean you need to be a scientist or doctor or something “great”.  Being great at what you do is more important.  I know I can be hard on myself and wonder sometimes if I should be doing “more” with my life.  This was a great reminder and was very encouraging. The author obviously did a lot of research for the book and it showed, not in boring lists of facts, but in the way the book was fleshed out.  In addition, the descriptions were beautifully done, not telling but showing the beauty of the area. The story was “mostly” clean.  There were multiple uses of a “mild” swear word and references to Lank’s physical reaction to Summer that were mostly clean, but more detailed than I prefer in the books that I read, and in my opinion, unnecessary.  In addition to that, there were some descriptions of physical violence.  Not too detailed, but it was there. The book was written from a Catholic point of view.  It did not have a lot of doctrine, but there were references to praying to saints.This review was originally posted on Among the Reads [I received this book for free from Amy Schisler in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review].” —Phyllis, Goodreads, 2018