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Is she the only one “dirty” at church?

A provocative look at the modern church and how our safe environment has cornered us.

Leah, the youngest homeschooled daughter of a music pastor is already twenty years old and no one has approached her father to ask for her hand yet. She has secret ambitions that don’t include courting a man chosen for her—anything that involves an adventure.

When accusation divides the church during Sunday morning service, her illusion of safety shifts like the shadows in the sanctuary.

In the aftermath, a handsome intern pastor is poised to help the church transition back to health. To prevent being duped again, Leah begins to spy on others. What starts out as curiosity, borders on voyeurism. But it might be worth it when it reveals rogue Christians, leaders with secrets and a plan that involves her.

Hilarey’s second engrossing suspense in the Breaking Bonds series proves that sometimes the most dangerous adventure can happen in your own church.

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Heart of Petra Content Warning (CW): kidnapping.

Series Placement

Heart of Petra is the second book in the Breaking Bonds series. Each book stands alone, and can be read independently. If you want the recommended reader experience–they happen chronologically in this order:
Book #1: Sovereign Ground
Book #2: Heart of Petra
Book #3: Sworn to the Desert

” You’ve done it again!  Keeping me up till 3am night after night, because I can’t put your book down! You’ve managed to write another incredibly intriguing and spiritually suspenseful story. Totally different than anything else I’ve ever read.  You just don’t find this kind of honest writing from a Christian perspective.”
—Barnes & Noble Review
  • Top 10 Idaho Fiction, Idaho Author Awards 2015
  • Second Place, General Fiction, Idaho Author Awards, 2015
  • Third Place Best Fiction eBook, Idaho Author Awards 2015
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