A Very Present Help
Genre: Christian Romance Suspense
ASIN: 1979043906
ISBN: 1979043906
2nd Edition is now available: A tale about romance and danger, love, suspense, betrayal and the testing of one’s faith. A young teacher, her heart broken by the Marine she is engaged to, has her faith tested almost to the limit when stalked by a man whom she has just recently met. However, Shannon finds that God has a better plan for her than she could ever imagine.
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About the Book

Teacher Shannon Collins has her life all figured out—but after the attack of September 11, her world turns upside down. Her boyfriend enlists in the Marines and proposes before heading to Afghanistan. As Shannon waits and prays for his safe return, she meets get medical research on children ethics essay sample another Marine. Her engagement makes her off-limits. The Marine departs with a simple kiss on her hand and no contact information exchanged. But can she forget him?


Life takes a strange turn for Shannon when a rich, unscrupulous businessman sets his sights on her, and her fiancé falls in love with someone else. Can Shannon trust God to weave her shattered emotions into a beautiful tapestry? Fear and betrayal will cause Shannon to cling to “…A Very Present Help in time of trouble.”

"Shannon thought she had her perfect life all planned out, but life has a way of mixing things up. The author has masterfully woven the lives of Shannon and other characters, providing an abundance of twists and turns that will keep you glued to the pages, wondering how the outcome will be. I highly recommend this story for anyone who enjoys a clean romance with Christian themes and plenty of suspense."
– Traci Sanders, author of Living the Right Life, Beyond the Book, Before You Publish, and contemporary fiction novels.
“Author Sharon K. Connell writes fast-paced Romantic Suspense using her unique skills as a writer of Christian books to bring God into the picture in a natural, yet powerful way. Connell, a brilliant storyteller, through engaging twists and turns proves once again that God is "A Very Present Help."
– Micki Peluso, Author of And the Whippoorwill Sang
"A Very Present Help has so many wonderful things going for it, including romance and the bravery and honor of marines. You'll love this romantic story with heartbreak and true love intertwined with suspense."
– Jackie Zack, Contemporary Romance Author
"This book is artfully written and creatively weaves the plot from beginning to end. It is a great reminder that God is still involved in our lives. This is a must read and leaves the reader filled with hope!"
– Jennifer J. Thompson, Author of Godly Submission in the Life of the Believer.
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