Return of Bliss
Since I switched to Kindle Direct Publishing, I’ve been revisiting my novels in the Dinkel Island Series. This weekend a Second Edition of Book 2, RETURN OF BLISS, has gone live in both e-book and paperback formats. There’s a new cover, extensive rewriting, and a new organization to the story.
If you’re new to the Dinkel Island Series, this book would make a great starter. Things are alive and active in the quaint Chesapeake Bay community. Crime and grief seem to lurk in the shadows. A cold case from a Maryland abduction with connections to Lighthouse Point is stirred to new life. The discovery of a mysterious cache’ of money in Tranquility Bay tweaks the suspense. Ed Heygood is now retired and moves back to town at Stan Grayson’s invitation. Both men are now widowed and ripe for new relationships–romance is in the air.
Sarah Jones keeps the grapevine hot with each new development. A new crime spree has the Old Geezers, as well as everybody else in town, speculating about what’s going on. When a gospel group presents a program at the Wesleyan Brethren Church, one member helps solve the riddle of the mystery money. Will bliss–restoration, completeness, wholeness–return? Will the cold case be solved? What will happen with the mystery money?
Return of Bliss is a story of redemption and hope rooted in Psalm 30:5, “Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” What joys will unfold?
If you’ve read the first novel, you’ll meet some new, colorful characters in this one: Cybil Froster, Pastor Kate Sheppard, Molly Pringle, Herb Melloman, Doc Patcher, Darrell Tellerson, Jimmy Charles, Ben Wartman–to name a few. Who are they? Lots of folks from the first story are also still present.
Return of Bliss will be available in an e-book special offer November 1-5. Why not pick up a free copy for your e-reader, tablet or I-phone? When you’ve read the book I would invite you to send a review to Amazon. This helps me know how my writing is being received, and helps browsers to decide about checking out the book. Amazon has a link for doing a review on the order page.
Next up: I’m starting on a Second Edition for Book 3, Secrets at Lighthouse Point. Once that’s complete, I’ll be tackling Book 4! I can’t wait to see what new things will be going on next with the Dinkel Island folks!