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Author Visit: Faithful Unto Death by Stephanie Evans of The Sugar Land Mysteries

This is a very special opportunity! We have an author who lives right here in Sugar Land coming to visit with us. And her books are mysteries set in our own Sugar Land! As you read you will be immersed in the story while you read about familiar and beloved places. It is a book you just can't stand to put down.

The story:

Everything looks perfect in Sugar Land, Texas. But it’s not.

No one knows that better than Walker “Bear” Wells, a former college football player now serving as a minister in this upscale Texas town, where famous athletes mix with ranchers and the local parish priest wants to arm wrestle. It’s a beautiful master-planned community, but people can’t be held to neighborhood restrictions, and Bear deals daily with emotional and spiritual problems, in both his flock and his own family.

But never murder. Not until a man is found dead on the nearby golf course, his skull crushed.

Bear has no interest in playing detective. His job is praying for the dead, not searching for their killers. But every time he turns around, another facet of the investigation tangles with his own life…like the fact that the murdered man’s son—and a main suspect—is currently dating his own rebellious teenage daughter.

He made a promise to do the right thing. But keeping promises may be what led to murder...

 

The book is available in paperback and electronically. Order now! Sign up now - we will  have a limit on this meeting as I am sure it will be a popular one. I will post our meeting place as soon as it is reserved. Libraries only book a few months out. But you get busy and order the book. You're going to love reading it! And her 2nd book in the Sugar Land Mysteries will be out soon!

Reviews:

"Packs a considerable punch. ... Readers will look forward to seeing more of Bear, with his formidable intellect, tart sense of humor, and resolute sense of justice." (Publishers Weekly )

“Praise be! A new series with a soul, a heart, and a down-home Texas twang. Preacher Bear Wells is an entirely original sleuth and author Stephanie Jaye Evans is that real rarity: a debut writer with dead-on dialogue, winning characters, and—mirabile dictu! —nimble plotting.” (Susan Wittig Albert, national bestselling author of the China Bayles mysteries )

“Stephanie Jaye Evans' marvelous debut sets the traditional village cozy smack-dab in the middle of today's suburban planned community. Evans' gift for colorful characters enlivens Faithful Unto Death, while her assured writing propels it forward. I love her reluctant clerical sleuth, the Reverend Walker ‘Bear’ Wells. Bring on the next Sugar Land mystery!” (Julia Spencer-Fleming, New York Times bestselling author of One Was a Soldier )

“Warmhearted and clever.” (M.C. Beaton, author of the Agatha Raisin Mysteries )

About the Author:

Stephanie Jaye Evans is the daughter of a trailblazing Church of Christ minister and the great-granddaughter of a circuit-riding preacher. She and her husband live in Sugar Land, Texas, and have seven grown children and two badly behaved pugs. This is her first book.

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  • Sharon

    Loved meeting the author. Very entertaining and a good insight into how hard it is to be published. Glad I could make this one!

    June 30, 2013

  • joan

    Beth, we could not make it without you, thanks for all you have done.

    June 30, 2013

  • rosa

    Great visit with author. She was very fun and enjoyed her talk. Great sense of humor.

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks to Beth and everyone else involved in making this happen! It was a lot of fun, and I look forward to future meetings.

    1 · June 29, 2013

  • Janet

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. Makes you really appreciate all the hard work that goes into writing a book.

    June 29, 2013

  • Beth

    I'm SO excited about our Author Visit tomorrow!! Thanks to those of you who offered to bring food or to help set up. It was a great book and I can't wait to read her next, Safe From Harm! Stephanie will get there at 10:30. Please be early!

    June 28, 2013

    • Joni

      What time do you need us there to help set up?

      1 · June 28, 2013

    • Beth

      Library opens at 10:00!

      June 28, 2013

  • Tammy

    Another baseball conflict. Have fun!

    June 28, 2013

    • Beth

      No! too bad.....

      June 28, 2013

  • Beth

    Dear Book Worms, I think it would be nice if we had a few breakfast type snacks on hand for our author visit on June 29. Muffins, breads, fruit, coffee, juice, etc. I will bring paper goods. If you can help provide something I would sure appreciate it. I will also need a few of you there early to help set up tables and chairs. Please post in the comments here what you can bring or if you can show up early. Thanks Books Worms! This is going to be a great meeting!!

    June 13, 2013

    • Alka D.

      I will get pepperoni bread.

      June 14, 2013

    • Lisa

      'K, Saturday needs to hurry up and get here. I made the honey cake and it made my house smell so good, I had to force myself not to cut into it. I hope it tastes as good as the aroma!!!

      June 28, 2013

  • Sharon

    Oh, and I can bring something as well. Beth, what do you think we still need?

    June 26, 2013

    • Beth

      Muffins? Fruit? Can't wait to see you Sharon!! Thanks!!

      June 26, 2013

    • Sharon

      I'll bring some baked blueberry oatmeal squares.

      1 · June 26, 2013

  • izzy

    I'll bring Banana Bread

    1 · June 25, 2013

    • Beth

      Thank you!

      June 26, 2013

  • Sharon

    Looking forward to coming. Have missed seeing everyone. Glad to be able to make this one!

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Beth

    Our Author Visit is almost here! I finished the book and can't wait to read the second one. We have room for a few more to join us. Feel free to bring a friend but add them to your RSVP please. Also, I'd like a few more yummies to eat. Can a few more of you please bring a banana bread, muffins or something brunchy?

    June 23, 2013

  • Joni

    I can come early. What time should we be there? I'll bring something, too. Not sure what yet, but some kind of bread, probably. (like banana)

    June 16, 2013

  • Janet

    I'll bring fruit and I can come early.

    June 14, 2013

  • Beth

    We will be meeting at the Sugar Land Library - what could be more appropriate for the author of the Sugar Land Mysteries??? I am loving this book and can't wait until the Stephanie's visit!!

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Joni

    I have already read this book and loved it! Looking forward to the second one and to this discussion!

    January 16, 2013

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