Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. Her novel, Falling to Pieces, was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award winner for best mystery. She writes Amish mysteries for Zondervan, Amish romances for Harvest House and Amish novellas for Abingdon and Zondervan. All of her books have been Christian Book Distributor bestsellers. Her first self-published book is an inspirational romantic suspense titled Hidden. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.
by Vannetta Chapman
Thank you so much for letting me visit your blog today! I thought I’d begin by giving you a little blurb of HIDDEN.
DANA JACOBS would rather forget the night of tragedy and violence that marred her childhood. She is now supervisor in charge of the Department of Homeland Security in Taos, New Mexico. Her team is prepared to handle any threat—biological, chemical, conventional, cyber, even nuclear. BENJAMIN MARSHALL is newly assigned to Dana’s office. Straight from a six year military deployment, he is not what Dana wants or needs.
Ben knows God has a reason for putting him in this place at this time—to help Dana. When a local school is threatened, they open a case which leads them on a chase through the Enchanted Circle and Carson National Forest, pursuing a man filled with a bitterness Dana can understand. But her anger is different. It’s justified, it remains hidden inside, and it hurts no one.
Can Dana face her own mortality? And when she does, can she truly understand what it means to forgive and to be forgiven?
Have I mentioned that I love this story! It’s just full of suspense, romance, and a good dose of humor, not to mention a focus on God’s grace. I thought for today’s blog, I’d give you a peek into my main character, Dana.
- Closest relative – sister, Erin.
- Job—head of Homeland Security for the Taos area.
- Romantic relationship—none. (see job)
- Fears—heights, losing those I love, making a mistake that will hurt someone else.
- Friends—my co-workers, who I know would be there for me anytime I needed them.
- Age—mid 30’s, let’s leave it at that
- Favorite movies—anything with a love story in it
As you can see, Dana’s entire life revolves around her job. She is very good at what she does, and she takes the safety of the people in her area very seriously. As far as romance, it’s not even on her radar—until Ben Marshall walks in. Then her first thought is how quickly she can get him out of her office.
I’m so happy to bring you the story HIDDEN, and I pray that it blesses your heart and reminds you of the grace and love of our Father. I would love it if you would give HIDDEN a try! You can read the first few chapters for free at Amazon and also at https://www.goodreads.com/story/show/372737-hidden.
Thank you for having me on your blog!
Thanks for joining us, Vannetta. Here are a few places to find her: