Heart’s Salvation, by Réve Garrison

March 21, 2010

I’ve never posted to the blog before, so hopefully I’ve done it correctly! I’m VERY excited to have my first ‘in print’ book with Dreamspinner Press, and be listed among other talented authors in the ‘A Brush of Wings’ anthology.

Blurb

After losing his wife and daughter in a car accident, a distraught Nathaniel approaches the church for comfort, seeking the statue that is said to heal emotional distress. When the angel embodied in the statue feels the depth of Nathaniel’s pain, he makes the unusual decision to assume human form and comfort the grieving widower. But soon the angel must decide between returning to the statue to comfort others and retaining his humanity for the hope of love.

Excerpt

DAYS passed, and Nathaniel carried on as best he could after burying his wife and child. In the times when he felt the deepest despair, his heart was lightened by a happy memory. Sometimes a comforting presence filled the air, as if a guardian angel was watching out for him. It was during those moments that he thought of the handsome, dark-haired stranger with the kind eyes that seemed to see inside his very soul.

For all the shortness of their meeting, Nathaniel was enraptured with the being who had saved him. On the nights when he lay in bed unable to sleep, he tried to remember how the young man had come to be with him that night. All he could remember was looking up into placid eyes and the feeling of being safe. He couldn’t remember how he’d gotten home, though he assumed he’d walked, but he remembered that he’d awoken from a terrible nightmare with the man at his side. Some of the pieces just didn’t fit, and if he dwelt upon them too long, his head began to reel.

Days turned into weeks, which quickly turned into months, and Nathaniel’s hopes of seeing his savior angel again diminished until all that was left was a dull throbbing ache in his soul.

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5 Responses to “Heart’s Salvation, by Réve Garrison”

  1. clarelondon says:

    Looking forward to reading more on this one, congratulations on the story!
    Clare :)

  2. sarah says:

    Congratulations! I’m looking forward to reading more!

  3. rjscott says:

    Hi… Oh the poor man… looking forward to reading this one… HUGS XXX

  4. I am utterly enchanted by the idea of an angel’s statue coming to life. I am definitely looking forward to reading more!

    Cornelia

  5. I always enjoy your work and this looks to be no exception.

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