It’s time for another cover vs cover!
We’ve all heard the saying, “Never judge a book by its cover,” but we all do it. If you were going to pick up one of these two books by Dawn Cahill based on the cover alone, which would you pick?
Any specific reason?
About Emerald Secrets
Twins Livy and DeeDee McCreary share everything—deep secrets, faith in the Lord, and DNA. Both are married to the husbands of their dreams, and even sharing their adventure of pregnancy together. Their excitement grows when their father, the once-famous Declan Decker, seems to be falling for an intriguing Christ-following woman. Will that be enough to turn him back to the God he once believed in?
But their joy is shattered after a routine checkup reveals something amiss with their unborn babies. Will they give birth to healthy normal babies, or are their dreams about to be dashed?
Their troubles multiply when their father gets threats from an unknown blackmailer who appears bent on tormenting him. But why? Who is Decker’s enemy, and what secret from Decker’s youth connects him to his nemesis?
Then one night, Decker is found half-dead in a city park, unable to speak or explain how he got there. Scared, Livy and DeeDee delve into their father’s past even while seeking answers to their unborn babies’ mysterious lack of growth. But what if the answers threaten all they hold dear?
About Paint the Desert
When violence visits an ordinary college campus one day in San Rafael, California, it threatens to tear apart a community, and a family, in its aftermath.
Newlyweds Jon and Meg Paulson are honeymooning in Hawaii when they receive the news that Meg’s son Richard was seriously injured in a seemingly random school shooting. When they return home, they find him in a deep coma, with the doctors uncertain if he will ever recover. Meg struggles to find answers and to understand why God allowed this to happen.
With the investigation into the shooter’s motives ongoing, Meg seeks support from a local grief group, where she finds that helping another grief-stricken mother helps speed her own journey from despair to hope. But her distress is creating strain in her brand-new marriage. She also finds herself at odds with her daughter when Linzee’s gun control activism pits her against her own mother.
Meanwhile, Linzee fears the new man in her life will find out the one thing from her past she never wants him to know. Can she give her fear over to God and open her heart to love?
About Dawn Cahill
Author Dawn V. Cahill writes “Stories of Victorious Faith for the 21st Century,” nearly always with a crossword puzzle, sudoku, or dark chocolate nearby. “The characters in my stories face situations that would have been unthinkable even 20 years ago. We live in a vastly different world than our parents did, and that’s the world I write about.”
Seeing an unfilled niche in the Christian market for edgier fiction, Ms Cahill created Hot Topic Fiction (HTF) at an intensive four-day writers conference. HTF isn’t afraid to explore the question, how does God want us Christians to live out our faith in this not-so-brave new world? Without insulting the reader by offering pat or easy answers–because there aren’t any–HTF tells stories of ordinary Christians following hard after Christ in an upside-down world. She blogs about single parenting, substance abuse, and puppies… sometimes all in the same day. She’s going to finish that novel she started at age 11 called Mitch and the Martians…someday. She has written several newspaper articles, four Christian contemporary novels, and more limericks than she can count. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).