Saving the Children by Fran McNabb – Spotlight and Giveaway

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The lives of six orphans lie on the shoulders of a nurse and a wounded Special Ops soldier. . .

After losing her husband and unborn child in a car accident, Victoria Lafferty has devoted her life to helping South American children find homes in the US, but her plans are thrown into chaos by a rebellion in the country.

When his mission is compromised and he is shot and captured, Major John Dawson is kept alive so the rebel leader can “take care” of John himself for killing his brother.

Together Victory and John face the hostile jungle and the rebel leader, but will deep-seated guilt and a desire for revenge stand in the way of their life together?

Enjoy an excerpt:

The distant scream of a jaguar shattered the morning quiet of the jungle. Major John Dawson lay unmoving and imagined the beauty of the big cat stalking his prey in the last moments before the sun drove the animal into hiding.

John waited for another roar or scream from the thick underbrush—anything to help his mind escape the pain.

It didn’t come.

Finally he forced his eyelids open to face another day in captivity somewhere in the bowels of the tiny country of San Gabriel. Weak streams of light struggled through the hole in the thatched roof and fell on the dirt floor. The odor of lingering smoke and burned cornmeal sent his stomach muscles into knife-cutting contractions.

God, don’t let me vomit.

He covered his lower face with his hand then took several long deep breaths. Carefully he turned his head to the side to see how far the bucket of water sat away from him. He needed to wet his parched mouth, but getting to it meant moving, and moving meant more pain.

Bracing himself, he swallowed, lifted his elbow to begin the slide, but stopped. Talking and footsteps outside the door of his hut made him stop. His body went on alert. With a bullet still lodged somewhere in his left shoulder area and fever draining his body of every ounce of energy, there was nothing to do but wait for the makeshift door to be thrown open.

He gritted his teeth. He hated being helpless.

About the Author:

Fran McNabb grew up along the beaches and waterways of the Gulf Coast and has used this setting in many of her novels. She and her husband live on a quiet bayou harbor and love to spend time fishing and boating with their sons and families. Visit her at

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  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Have you written any other novels in collaboration with other writers?

    • Mai T, good question, but no, I’ve never written any other novels in collaboration with another writer. I’ve worked with other authors as a critique partner, but never co-authored. Thanks for dropping by today.

  3. You are a new author for me … looking forward to reading Saving the Children.

    • Peggy, thanks for dropping by, and if you get a chance to read SAVING THE CHILDREN, I hope you’ll like it. I loved writing it because I enjoy a good love story and I love including children in the story.

  4. Thanks so much for hosting my book today. I look forward to having a good day and meeting your followers.

  5. Thank you for the giveaway!

  6. Great excerpt, thank you.

  7. Jennifer Lessard says:

    Added to my TBR list, thank you for the opportunity!

    • Jennifer, thank you for adding me to your TBR list. My Kindle is so loaded, I’ll never get around to reading all that’s on there, but I still buy and read when I can. I hope you get to read SAVING THE CHILDREN. It was a joy to write.

  8. I really enjoyed reading your bio and learning more about you and your writing! Happy writing!

  9. Linda Romer says:

    Hello Fran, Saving the Children sounds like a great read. I would enjoy this book. Thank you

  10. Sounds like a great book! I’m looking forward to reading it 🙂

  11. you are a new author to me — your book sounds great and I added it to my tbr list — thanks for the giveaway

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