Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Chain of Mercy: Read an Excerpt + Enter to Win


Chain of Mercy JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Chain of Mercy by Brenda S. Anderson, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Chain of Mercy

Title: Chain of Mercy
Coming Home
Brenda Anderson
Independently published through The Mosaic Collection (2nd ed.)
Release Date:
April 22, 2014 (1st ed.)
Contemporary Romance (Christian)

A devastating argument
One reckless decision

An unforgivable sin

Successful Manhattan businessman Richard Brooks is living the dream, drunk with success and all its trappings, until one reckless decision turns his dream life into a living nightmare. 

Richard flees to Minneapolis where he repairs ancient boilers instead of solving corporate problems, and he's determined to live the solitary life he now deserves. 

Executive Sheila Peterson has other plans for the handsome custodian. Richard appears to be the perfect match for the no-strings-attached romance she's after, but she soon discovers that he's hiding more than the designer clothes in his closet. 

Richard can't deny the allure of a relationship with Sheila. The closer they get, though, the greater the risk that she will discover not only who he used to be but also the unforgivable sin he committed that reckless night. 

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Book Excerpt

TREMBLING, SHEILA PETERSON GRABBED Joe’s hand as he pushed away from the restaurant table. “Please, let me explain.”

He jerked his hand from hers, disgust darkening his milk chocolate eyes. His silence said more than words as he snatched the velvet box off the table, grabbed his leather jacket, and strode through the dimly lit room toward the exit, weaving around diners with the grace of a natural athlete.

“I had no choice,” she whispered, perhaps only to convince herself, and clutched a hand to her chest. Her heart pounded like waves against the shore of a storm-tossed lake.

Joe stopped by the arched exit and turned his head her way.

Her breath stilled. The contempt in his eyes wasn’t visible from here, but she knew it was there. He’d made it clear that her offense against him was unforgivable. If only he would listen, understand her perspective, then perhaps his ache would ease.

She curved her hands on the edge of the table, about to push back and go to him, when he heaved the box into a planter decorating the door’s entrance.

She gasped and covered her mouth.

A second later, he disappeared out the door.

Eyes stinging, she slumped into her chair.

Abandoned. Again.

Joe was just like her parents.

About the Author

Brenda S. Anderson

Brenda S. Anderson writes authentic and gritty life-affirming fiction that shows God at work in people’s messy lives. She enjoys live sports and theater, walking along the shores of Lake Superior, and sharing hot cocoa with friends and family. She lives near Minneapolis with her newly retired husband and their mischievous twin kitties.

Connect with Brenda at brendaandersonbooks.com to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

Tour Giveaway

(1) winner will win a book box which includes a paperback copy of Chain of Mercy and locally crafted, book-related items like a Booktrovert glass tumbler, bath balls, a bookish tote, bookmarks, and much more!

Chain of Mercy JustRead Tours blog giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight May 28, 2024 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on June 4, 2024. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only for book box. Winner outside the US will receive a $30 Amazon gift card and ebook. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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  1. Brenda S. Anderson is a favorite author of mine. Her book series, 'Where the Heart Is' is one of the best series I've ever read.

  2. thanks for spotlighting Chain of Mercy today!

  3. Thank you, Randi, for welcoming me to your blog! I love the name, A Modern Day Fairy Tale!

  4. I'm looking forward to checking this book out. Thanks for sharing and hosting this tour.

  5. Brenda Anderson is a new-to-me author. Thank you for sharing.

  6. This sounds like an interesting book! Def gonna check it out!

  7. I love the excerpt. It sounds very interesting.


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