Monday, August 29, 2011

Joyce's Client Sandra Orchard's Debut Novel Releases Sept. 6th

Is it possible to be a man of honor and live a life of lies?
Rick Gray hopes so, because as an undercover cop, he’s had to make too many sacrifices, including a future with Ginny Bryson, the woman he loves.
But when she finds herself in the center of an arsonist’s line of fire, Rick’s lies just might be what they both need to save their lives – and the lives of those they love.

Rated 4 stars by the Romantic Times, Deep Cover is the first book in Sandra’s Love Inspired Suspense series, Undercover Cops: Fighting for justice puts their lives—and hearts—on the line.

Released to book club members in July, Sandra is thrilled to have already received many touching letters from readers. She says, “This is what makes the years of writing and rewriting all worthwhile—learning that you’ve touched people’s hearts with your story, pointed them toward God’s love, and hopefully inspired them to know Him better.”

Deep Cover explores the challenge undercover cops face in being compelled to lie to do their job, and the consequences reaped in their personal lives as a result. The hero is tormented by the fear that his job will endanger the life of anyone he dares to love, yet is bound by a promise to his father to not quit. The heroine, devoted to caring for her mentally-challenged sister and dying mother, denies herself the grace she so freely shows to others and must learn that her worth doesn’t come from what she does.

For Sandra, seeing characters in Christian fiction battle the same questions, yearnings and frustrations she sometimes battles, and triumph through God’s grace, inspires hope and strengthens her faith. She hopes her books will do the same for others.

Sandra has an Honors B. A. & Sci. with a major in math, and taught high school math before starting her family. For almost two decades she home educated her children, and now divides her time between the administrative duties of the family business and writing. She’s an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers, The Word Guild, and several RWA chapters, and recently began a blog for readers titled Conversations about Characters.


Jeanette Levellie said...

This is so encouraging to me, Sandra, as you must be around the same age as I. You're an inspiration not to give up on our writing dreams. Congratulations on your debut novel and four stars!!!

Sandra Orchard said...

Thanks Jeanette. And yes, never give up!

Valerie Comer said...

Loved this book! A review is going up tomorrow both on my blog and on the International Christian Fiction Writers blog.

Kudos to a fellow Canadian :)