Published by Amber Quill Press.
1-59279-775-X Trade Paperback
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Six years ago, Marie had lost her beloved husband and unborn first child in a senseless car smash. And this is just the kind of day that reminds her of the tragedy.
She is sitting in her usual window seat in the café, looking out at the rain. As on every morning, she waves to the little red haired girl who reminds her of the baby she should have had. Then she sees the child abducted.
This is the gripping, heart-wrenching start to Elizabeth Delisi's book, Since All is Passing. Both a romance and a crime thriller, the story takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of a lone woman risking her life for a child who is a stranger. The handsome police officer starts being supportive, and more than a little interested in Marie, but by the time she is in real danger, her credibility with him is thin. Her nightmares had driven her to telephone him too often, at the wrong hours.
Marie's emotions rang true as I read the story. A person with her sad background would react just like that, and I cheered at her courage, held my breath as I read of the risks she was taking, groaned at the repeated reverses of fortune. I won't give away the end, but it's a cliff-hanger.
I can recommend this book as an enjoyable read. Only, I still don't know where the title comes in.
Elizabeth Delisi is the author of Lady of the Two Lands (a Bloody Dagger Award winner and Golden Rose Award nominee); Since All is Passing (an EPPIE Award finalist and Bloody Dagger Award finalist); and Fatal Fortune (a Word Museum Reviewer's Choice Masterpiece), the first in the Lottie Baldwin Mystery series. "Mistletoe Medium" (a novella-length prequel to Fatal Fortune) is available in the holiday anthology Enchanted Holidays.
She has also the author of two short story collections, Mirror Images and Penumbra, and three novellas: "The Heart of the Matter" in Cupid's Capers (an EPPIE Award finalist), "A Cup of Christmas Charm" in Holiday Hearts 2 (an EPPIE Award finalist), and "A Carol of Love" in Holiday Hearts (an EPPIE Award finalist). In addition, Elizabeth has had essays published in several anthologies including Crumbs in the Keyboard: Stories from Courageous Women Who Juggle Life & Writing, and The Best of Novel Advice.
Elizabeth is an instructor for Writers Online Workshops, Writer's Digest School, and Barnes & Noble University. She has taught Creative Writing at the community college level, is a copyeditor for two small publishers, and edits for individuals. She holds a B.A. in English with a Creative Writing major from St. Leo University. Elizabeth is currently at work on Deadly Destiny and Perilous Prediction, the sequels to Fatal Fortune. For more information, visit her website at www.elizabethdelisi.com.
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