Whirlpool – The Julesburg Mysteries, Book 1
WHIRLPOOL is the first book in this re-release of a popular Christian romantic suspense series, The Julesburg Mysteries. Julesburg is a small town on the Oregon coast, but there are dangerous undercurrents beneath the town's quiet surface.
Stefanie Canfield's life is swirling ever downward. Her mother's death. Her husband Hunter's infidelity, and the woman now flaunting her relationship with Hunter. An accident that has left Stefanie with brief but disturbing gaps in her memory. Now Stefanie can only watch helplessly as fire destroys the lumber and plywood mill she and her ex-husband still own.
The only bright spot is the return of a friend from long ago, Ryan Harrison. Except that Ryan is also the arson investigator sifting through evidence at the mill - and Stefanie is the prime suspect. The next downspin is a murder that rocks Julesburg. Did Stefanie do it? The police think she did. And Stefanie is bewildered and afraid - because she just isn't sure.
When published in paperback, this book was a finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA award in Inspirational Romance.
About Lorena McCourtney (Grants Pass, Oregon Author)
Lorena McCourtney is the author of 48 books of mystery and romance. She began writing in grade school and submitted stories to various girls' magazines. Unimpressed with her youthful "talent," editors quickly returned the stories. She had better luck in high school with her first "professional" sale, an article published in an Alaskan magazine.
After graduation from Washington State with a degree in agriculture, she went to work for a Midwestern meat packing company. Where she quickly discovered she did not want to make a life's work of writing about raising hogs and making sausage. She then went on to write fiction - numerous children's short stories, confessions, and mass-market romance novels. After that it was Christian romances and finally the genre which she feels is her real home, lighthearted Christian mysteries.
Lorena has lived in the Grants Pass area for over 50 years. She and her husband Jim enjoy traveling, relaxing in their travel trailer on their Rogue River lot, and searching for treasures (and finding junk) with their metal detector.