How Sweet the Sound

How Sweet the Sound

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Note to Self: File under interesting job perks-Trevor Dalton, best dating lead in a while. He's a lot like Brett, only not off limits.

Professor Merrideth Randall has an insatiable curiosity about the past. But unlike other historians, she has the means to satisfy it-an amazing computer program that lets her rewind the lives of people from long ago. So when the topic of Ohio River pirates piques her interest, she packs up her laptop and goes to Cave-in-Rock, Illinois.

There pirates preyed on the thousands of settlers coming down the river on flatboats, heading for new lives on the western frontier. For a time, that stretch of the river was a black hole, where whole families disappeared along with their hopes, dreams, and treasures. And the only way for Merrideth to find out what happened to them is to get inside the head of Samuel Mason, the master mind behind the attacks.

Merrideth's visit to Cave-in-Rock coincides with Hellhound Homecoming, a wild annual gathering of lawless bikers. A confrontation with five of them has her wondering if her curiosity will be the death of her. But God sends a tattooed biker named Trevor Dalton to her rescue.

Trevor appeals to her in some way that's difficult to explain, even though he's night-and-day different from Brett Garrison, the McKendree College colleague who's still hoping for more than just a friendship with her. Which one should she choose-the man who is safe or the man with a past?

What Readers Are Saying...

"This book series is awesome!!! I can't put it down!!" (Nyla M. Rednour)

"I like the mixture of history, mystery and romance. The author makes you feel like you are there in the book with the characters."

"This series has quickly become a favorite as it illustrates the timeless theme of sin and forgiveness. . .Readers will definitely relate to Merrideth's struggle with self doubt and worthiness. She is such a realistic character who is searching and growing in her faith."

"Love the history, mystery and romance in all of these books. This concept of time travel is intriguing and this author makes it all come to life and keeps me riveted."

Merrideth's historical adventures and her search for love and faith continue with book 4 in the series, A Matter of Time.

The Rewinding Time Series: Christian time travel with a unique twist-computer software that "time-surfs" through the history of old houses. It's also squeaky-clean romance, guaranteed to be flinch-free. And the kind of historical fiction you like to read-believable!

And check out the History Mystery Trilogy, the prequel to the Rewinding Time Series. Meet Professor Randall as a "bratty 11-year-old" and see the origin of her amazing computer program.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 139.7 x 215.9 x 15.24mm | 371.94g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514152355
  • 9781514152355

About Deborah Heal

Deborah Heal is the author of the Time and Again history mystery trilogy and the Rewinding Time Series: inspirational novels of history, mystery & romance, which have been described as "Back to the Future meets virtual reality with a dash of Seventh Heaven thrown in." She was born not far from the Old Slave House featured in her novel Every Hill and Mountain and grew up just down the road from the settings of Time and Again and Unclaimed Legacy. As a child she was intrigued by stories of the southern Illinois river pirates and wrote about them in How Sweet the Sound. Today she lives with her husband in Monroe County, Illinois, not far from where the early pioneers of her novel Once Again struggled to survive amidst Indian attacks. She has a special connection to her novel Only One Way Home. Unlike the characters in it who were forced to walk the Trail of Tears, her great, great grandmother's Cherokee family remained safely in North Carolina. Deborah enjoys reading, gardening, and learning about regional history. She and her husband have three grown children and five grandchildren. She loves to interact with her readers, who may learn more about the history behind the books at her website and her Facebook author page
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