A MISSING WAITRESS
A BLOOD-SPATTERED FARM
A HANDSOME STRANGER IN TOWN
When the lovely and mysterious waitress Annabelle disappears, the life of nice guy Gus Olson turns into an agonizing nightmare. His chickens get loose, and just like that, he's in jail facing murder charges.
Gus is in a crisis of faith. Most of his friends have ditched him, and now he's convinced that God has ditched him, too. And the Good Lord only knows if Gus will step into the courtroom with hopeless despair or prevailing faith.
The sharp defense attorney knows that nothing in a small town goes unnoticed. Someone saw something, but no one is talking.
No doubt about it, the folks of Whisper County believe Gus is indeed Annabelle's ruthless killer, and they have decided over coffee that circumstantial evidence is enough for a conviction. Will Gus spend the rest of his life behind bars?
Teresa E. Nelson is the pastor of a small rural church where Scripture is taught and people are loved. She is inspired as she teaches Bible classes in the local corrections facility and in her community, and preaches Sunday messages online. Her passion is for all people to enjoy a thriving, purposeful and eternal relationship with God.
Her first book, Tender Mercies for Tough Moments: A 31 Day Journey into the Blessings of God was released in 2017. With a degree in communications and a desire to help people in difficult circumstances, she has served her community as a high school and community adult teacher, a case manager, an award-winning nonprofit leader, grant writer and benefit auctioneer.
Her childhood days were spent on a farm where she observed the ways of farmers, animals, nature and God. It was a special delight for Teresa to listen to the visitors who sat at her mother's kitchen table, drank coffee and told their own unique stories.
She and her husband now share their lifetime of stories with their four wonderful adult children, their exceptional spouses and nine precious grandchildren. Living in rural central Minnesota, they enjoy the wildlife roaming the fields, fishing, hunting, and of course, drinking coffee with their friends and neighbors.