Hi. It’s me, Rachel Stone. While Henry’s off doing “research,” I decided to hijack his blog and give you the real scoop on his upcoming release, Riverbend Justice.
If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking it’s about time he got around to releasing book two of the Riverbend Sagas. Although, with what he puts us through, there were times I wished he’d left well enough alone.
Seriously, though, Michael and I and the other characters are thrilled to be back on the page again in a new adventure.
Riverbend Justice is the story of trying to uncover the identity of a killer who doesn’t want to be found.
Devastated by having killed again at the end of Journey to Riverbend, Michael goes on another journey back to the town where Ben Carstairs was hung. This time, he says, it’s to fulfill the dying wish of Ben’s father, Sam Carstairs.
Or is he just running away from his actions? Or from me? I can’t be sure.
I’m comforted when Sheriff Caleb Davis, who resigns his job, and Jeremiah Turner decide to go with him. Of course, he leaves me behind. Again.
While Michael’s off in the wilds of Missouri, I’m working away in my dress shop. My best and worst customer, Florence Meriweather, continues to challenge my patience with each fitting and refitting. I think the woman gains weight exponentially. My best friend, Martha, doesn’t help when she asks if I’ve gone into sail making. And she’s the pastor’s wife! Such an example she sets.
Anyway, I’m minding my own business when God interrupts me with another vision. You may remember I had a couple in the first book, Journey to Riverbend. Well, this one’s a doozy. It shows Michael beaten to a pulp and then, for good measure, somebody shoots him.
Without any hesitation, I’m on the next train to Missouri. God told me I’m to marry this man and now someone’s trying to kill him. Sometimes I think this author guy writes things just to scare the daylights out of me. And then he wonders why I won’t cooperate with the story.
I get to Missouri and discover Michael’s still alive. Next thing I know, I’m chasing bad guys, finding hideouts, and getting shot. All the time I’m wondering if Michael and I are gonna make it.
Wait till you see what this author puts us through at the end. There are times I wonder about him. But, if it wasn’t for him, I wouldn’t be here.
Hope you enjoy the story. It will be out later this month or early December. I’ll remind Henry to keep you posted. These sewing needles come in handy for more than just making dresses.