ALSO BY THE AUTHOR UNIQUE SELLING POINTS GILEAD PUBLISHING 978-1-68370-094-4 • $15.99 Paperback • 5.5 x 8.5 • 288 pages FICTION / Christian / Suspense Rights: World June 12, 2018 A murder on the tranquil beaches of the Outer Banks puts two strangers on a path to uncover the truth Caden Wallis has suffered several devastating blows that have left him reeling. He’s lost friends and now his girlfriend to the ravages of war. He arrives on the Outer Banks for one final mission—to thank the woman who sent him a quilt while he was recuperating from his wounds at Walter Reed Army Hospital. McKenna Dockery knows all about loss. She lost her mother at a young age, and her father has never been the same since he came home from his own war. She juggles the family business, her ailing father, and an aging grandmother. Much to Caden’s surprise, she—not some elderly lady—is the quilter. The quilt was something she’d begun for her future husband but shipped to the military hospital after the tragic death of her fiancé. When a man is found snared in a net and murdered on McKenna’s property, she and Caden must work together to bring the killer to justice. Each must learn to trust the other, or no one will be safe in the tangled web of conspiracy, greed, and deceit lurking in the tidal marshlands of the Outer Banks. A nor’easter, a sea turtle named Cecil, and a surf-crazy hound named Ginger conspire to bring these two searching hearts together through the vast and gracious tide of God’s love. Lisa Carter is the best-selling author of seven romantic suspense novels, four historical novellas, and a contemporary Coast Guard series. Her book Under a Turquoise Sky won the 2015 Carol Award for Romantic Suspense. Blending Southern and Native American fiction, she likes to describe her suspense novels as “sweet tea with a slice of murder.” Lisa enjoys traveling to romantic locales and researchinghernextexoticadventure.Whennotwriting,sheloves spending time with her family and teaching writing workshops. A native North Carolinian, she has strong opinions on barbecue and ACC basketball. Visit her online at ISBN 978-1-68370-094-4 9 7 8 1 6 8 3 7 0 0 9 4 4 A Vast and Gracious Tide Lisa Carter • The Stronghold won the 2017 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/ Suspense • Author is talented at weaving together romantic suspense with thorough research of places and details Kregel Publications | 17 | Coast Guard Sweetheart The Stronghold Vines of Entanglement