Being a church secretary seemed like such a boring job… until the bodies started piling up.
Debbie Viguie’s love for writing brought her from working as a church secretary to a successful career writing supernatural fiction. She is the author of “Midnight Pearls,” “Scarlet Moon,” and “Charmed: Pied Piper,” and the young adult “Sweet Seasons” series. She also is co-author of the New York Times best-selling “Wicked” book series. Debbie graduated from the University of California at Davis, where she majored in English. She and her husband, an attorney, live in Hawaii. For more information about Debbie Viguie and her books, visit her website: http://www.debbieviguie.com.
As church secretary Cindy Preston prepares for the Easter service, she literally stumbles across a dead body in the sanctuary. A prominent church member has been stabbed to death in the locked church. With whispers and suspicions surrounding the members of the congregation, Rabbi Jeremiah Silverman next door, helps Cindy search for the truth. As Easter Sunday draws near, the pressure mounts when the killer leaves clues that more deaths should be expected. Fighting against time, the rabbi and the church secretary work together, learning more about each other and their faiths as they seek to expose the truth. But what secret is the rabbi hiding?
Finally, a book in the Christian market that isn’t dripping with unrealistic romantic mush! I am not a big fan of fictional murder mysteries (I like to watch TV shows and movies on the subject) because on the whole they’re more about romance than the mystery. “The Lord is My Shepherd,” follows Cindy Preston and Rabbi Jeremiah Silverman from the moment they discover the first body, onto the friendship that develops between them as well as the developments of the case, to Easter Sunday when the murder is solved. Despite the suspicion of others, Cindy and Jeremiah maintain a platonic friendship that could evolve into something more, but with both being devoted to their faiths, it won’t be likely unless one of them has a change of heart. Another thing I liked was that Cindy wasn’t out to convert Jeremiah and his congregation; the faith aspect of the book was subtle, but more genuine than most of the Christian fiction that is out there.