A doctor known for performing abortions - murdered. A teenage honor student from a good Catholic family - pregnant. A barren young woman soured on relationships - unwilling to love. One bullet, one week changes the lives of so many people. Discover which of life's "little flowers" bloom in the face of adversity and strengthen through hope and forgiveness.
"Has Some Nuggets . . . But Not What I Expected"
Music tutor by day and tribute band guitarist by night, Matt "Lerxst" Johnston has woman problems. Well, maybe for a musician that's normal. 1) There's the willowy redhead who tries to kill him in his sleep. 2) There's the hot for music teacher cougar who wants help adjusting her "G-string." 3) There's the knife-wielding rock chick with a soft spot for strays. And...there's grandma, and her "herb garden", legal only if you have a card, and definitely not in Virginia!
"Don't waste your time"
Words come easily to writer Danni Hewitt. If only success did the same. The news of America's latest reality sweetheart inking a major book deal sends Danni spiraling into depression, to the point where the idea of soothing her jealousy with a murderous rampage appeals to her. Of course, this requires getting close enough to Krystal Kordova and her family to draw blood, something Danni achieves when she manages to land a job as Krystal's ghostwriter.
Biology teacher Andy Farmer desperately wished his friend Chuck Cleveland was lisping over the phone on that fateful morning, but when he arrived at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings High to find the building wrapped in crime scene tape, he feared the worst. With Chuck missing and the principal dead - stabbed with a scalpel meant for rendering biology lab frogs brain dead - Andy now agonizes over possible accessory charges as he plays coy with Detective Robert French.
Some rock and roll groupies take pictures, others collect locks or hair or guitar picks to remind them of their conquests. The legendary Chrissie Cuff prefers to take something more personal, much to the reclusive Woody's surprises. Woody doesn't usually take on groupies, but is he willing to make an exception?
Matt "Lerxst" Johnston can't stay out of trouble. Hoping to resume a peaceful existence with his family and career, he's thrown for a loop when his fellow Dead Barchetta band mates want out of the group and the music teaching business they run together. When a body once again turns up at the studio, Lerxst can't decide whether to sympathize with or suspect his old friends