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Announcing ... Laurie's new book: Sanctuary

I'm thrilled to announce the release of my new book, Sanctuary! And it's not "just" a new book ... it's also the start of a brand new series!

So many people have asked me ... why did Pawleys Island Paradise have to end after six books? Couldn't you have just continued writing stories about the Harrison clan? I'm going to miss these people!

​My first response to that question was jumping for joy that I reached readers who felt that strongly about my first series! I thank God that my stories found an audience and that they were meaningful to a core group of readers.

​My second response was ... no. It's got to end. I feel like I tied up all the loose ends and those stories were done. And although it scared me to death to leave the set of characters who I became so comfortable with ... I knew it was time to move on. I wanted to find a new series, a new set of characters, a new setting that gave readers what they loved about Pawleys Island Paradise and the Harrisons, but ... different.

​I let my muse ponder on that for serveral months and now ... I've got it! It's my new series called Murrells Inlet Miracles. Murrells Inlet is just a few miles down the road from Pawleys Island, so I'm not venturing too far geographically. Yes, the beach will continue to play a big role in my new series. ​For all of you who loved Pawleys Island, I hope you'll love Murrells Inlet as well. For those who haven't discovered Pawleys Island yet, I hope Murrells Inlet will be the set of books that leads you to my work.

So, without further adieu, here's .... SANCTUARY!


Hardworking, successful lawyer Nora Ramsey, was at the height of her career. Now, she's questioning everything in Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina.

Inheriting her aunt's ten-acre dilapidated estate, she prays for guidance for things out of her control. And a mysterious black stallion appears on the property, Nora encounters the dedicated and rugged veterinarian Shaw Flynn. As Shaw helps Nora with the horses, their relationship blossoms into something real and beautiful, like the coastal sunsets. Not only is Shaw handsome, caring, and gentle, his undying devotion to God inspires Nora to want more in her faith.

But stumbling upon Shaw's deepest secret destroys her trust in the man she was falling for. Suddenly, the lies threaten the future she saw with him. Can she find forgiveness within the sanctuary of her heart or will his betrayal destroy her faith in him once and for all?

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