Escape to Big Fork Lake, by Mary L. Ball

Hi! Susan here with another book to tell you about. This time, I bring you Escape to Big Fork Lake.  This riveting novel will have you on the edge of your seat as you cheer for Sam (short for Samantha) and you might bite your nails a few times as well.  Mary L. Ball, a Christian fiction author, is with me to share about her book, and answer a few questions.EscapetoBigForkLake_Cover_Med (Medium) (Custom)

Here’s a teaser for Escape to Big Fork Lake:

Will an inheritance bring new happiness or a trap for murder?

Bad luck seems to follow Sam Blacker. She loses her job and faces daily struggles keeping her drunken neighbor away from her.

When an unexpected inheritance gives her a chance for a new beginning, Sam, a city girl at heart, is hesitant. However, after a brutal attack she has no choice.

Making a decision that will forever change her life she flees to the small fishing town of Big Fork Lake, Alabama and finds herself in the arms of Noah Frye.  A relationship with Noah sparks buried desires of the heart, even if he is a Christian, surely, she can get around that little problem.

As Sam and Noah’s passion grows, trouble lurks in the shadows, waiting and watching. Inescapable, Sam’s bad luck returns when she stumbles upon a murder and becomes the only suspect.

Will she run again, this time to stay out of prison? Worse, will she lose the best man she’s ever found?  And what about the newfound hunger in heart to know God—can she truly trust in Him?

2016 May edit

Now, for a mini-interview of the author, Mary L. Ball:

How did you get started writing fiction?

Before my debut novel, I wrote Christian articles. One day I was cleaning the house and wishing I was at the lake. As I worked on my chores the plot for Escape to Big Fork Lake took over my imagination. That afternoon I began the story. Six months later, the first draft was finished.  Then the edits began and finally the process of finding a publisher.

Are your settings places you’ve lived or visited?

Both.  If I write about the small towns close to home I’ll change the name. The bigger cities I leave the same. I have a new release scheduled for November entitled Sparks of Love. It’s set in a small town I dubbed “Freedom,” based on a city about 15 minutes’ drive from me. I’ve visited it many times and have friends who live there.

Are your characters modeled at all on real people?

Yes, With the exception of Robert, in Redemption in Big Fork Lake. Most of the males in my books will have a few characteristics of my husband. He’s the kind of man who still believes in opening the door for a woman. He’s done that ever since we’ve been married.

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