Lessons I Learned from my Heroine by Dana Ford – Guest Blog and Giveaway

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Lessons I Learned from my Heroine

The main lesson that I learned from my heroine Constance, is that assumptions are not facts. It is important to follow our instincts and go down the paths of truth even though we may think we already have the answers. Also, there is always hope. Often times, people do not have the courage to pursue hope because they are not presented with the opportunity of reconciliation or forgiveness. We really don’t know what a person is thinking, unless we ask them and then listen – really listen. One thing that I truly love about Constance is that she never gives up. Her determination to not only uncover the truth, but to have truth impact others for their good, is admirable. I think she has used her natural curiosity for good; to help lift up other people and to give them second chances.

In this mystery fiction novel, Georgia Richards lost hope of ever seeing her husband again since he disappeared over a year ago. On a Saturday afternoon, she thought she saw him at a play; on stage at the Oaksdale Playhouse. But, Georgia didn’t have the courage to find out if it was really him. Constance McCauley was empathetic to Georgia’s faint of heart and decided to offer her investigation services to find the true identity of this mysterious man. Would Constance be able to track down Georgia’s estranged husband? If he was found, why had he been missing for over a year? As Constance pursued this case with a combination of faith and persistence, she witnessed the power of forgiveness unfold before her eyes.

Enjoy an Excerpt

Why weren’t there more lights backstage? I felt like a mouse in a maze. It was difficult to tell if the hanging costumes were people or if the shadows were hanging costumes. There he was! “Excuse me sir! Sir!” He turned around and caught my eye. I managed to hold his gaze for a moment. He was nervous, almost frightened. His eyes a deep brown, he seemed to want to say something, but instead he fell into the low lighting and disappeared. I picked up my pace to try and catch him. “Wait!” I briskly walked and then ran past racks and racks of costumes and odd set design items like furniture, tall plants, and a fake standing bear.

“Wait! Please, I want to talk to you!” The backstage door swung open and blinding light flooded me where I stood, and hindered my view. He was gone. I quickly looked to the left and then to the right and no one was there. I looked to the left again and then began to run along the backside of the theatre. I slowed down, because I realized that he was in fact gone. Why would anyone run from a perfect stranger unless they had something to hide or something to lose? Turning around, I walked back towards the backstage door. I again waded through the racks of hanging costumes and walking shadows of actors and busy people. Why would he run? I found myself back in my seat.

About the Author: Dana Ford has enjoyed writing stories since she can remember. She has penned several books and has found a new love in writing mystery fiction. Her favorite hobbies besides writing is watching old movies, volunteering in her community, and spending precious moments with her family.


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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Lisa Brown says:

    Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  3. James Robert says:

    Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway.

  4. Thank you for hosting me on your site Long and Short Reviews!

  5. looks and sounds fabulous! THanks for sharing 🙂

  6. kim hansen says:

    Enjoyed the excerpt.

  7. Rita Wray says:

    I liked the excerpt, thank you.

  8. Looks intriguing!

  9. Great and exciting sounding story. Enjoyed the excerpt.

  10. Linda Romer says:

    Case File Phantom sounds like an intriguing read. Thank you

  11. Victoria says:

    Great excerpt, I enjoyed reading it – thanks for sharing!

  12. Susan VanNort says:

    Sounds very interesting. Thank you.

  13. Danielle Corrow says:

    definitely looking forward to reading this book!

  14. bernie wallace says:

    What books are you looking to reading in 2017? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

  15. Gwendolyn Jordan says:

    Sounds exciting

  16. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  17. What can we expect from you in the future?

  18. Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. James Robert says:

    Good Afternoon! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win. Enjoy your Wednesday!

  20. James Robert says:

    Another week just flying by. Hope your day is great and I appreciate the chance at winning.

  21. James Robert says:

    Enjoy your Friday and thanks for the chance to win.

  22. This book is “my cup of tea”, looking forward to reading it!

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