Today we're welcoming JENNIFER PAPPAS, the heroine of FINAL JUSTICE, the last book in the Reunion Revelations series from Love Inspired Suspense, releasing in June.
Wow, you've just had quite an adventure.
1. Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to be in the midst of such suspense.
It all started when I went to my ten-year reunion at Magnolia College. When I saw the friends I'd had in college, it was as if we had never been separated. But everyone wasn't there, and before long, we knew why. One of our classmates had been murdered, and one was a murderer. I certainly didn't intend to become involved, but the killer had other plans.
2. So, during the book you met MASON GRANT. Tell us a bit about him. What was your first impression? When did you know it was love?
Mason had been a close friend back in college, but something happened our senior year that changed him. Now he had lines around his eyes and a wary set to his mouth that hinted at trouble. At first, I thought it was going to be impossible to break through the barriers he had erected, but circumstances kept throwing us together, and I realized that the feelings I'd always had for him were stronger than ever. The question was, did he feel anything? And if he did, would he ever be able to show it?
3. What strengths/skills do you have? What is your greatest weakness?
I've never thought of myself as having any particular strength, but I do have a heart for children, and I'd do anything to protect a child. Maybe that's why I'm running the nursery school and after-school programs here at Magnolia Christian Church. And I guess that's why I couldn't walk away from Mason's troubles--I had to find a way to help his little daughter.
4. What scares you?
The thought of failing a child is my biggest fear. I came close to that once, and only through God's grace was that child safe.
5.If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I've always wished I could be a little more outgoing, like my friend Kate. But Mason seems happy with me just the way I am!
6. Where are you in your faith at the start of your story?
Even though I was a devout Christian, I see now that I wasn't really trusting God with my problems.
7. Where are you in your faith at the end of the story?
The dangers I went through showed me that relying on God is the only way to live. I know that I can turn to Him with every problem. Now I can truly walk in faith.
8. You've got a scripture at the beginning of the story. Tell us why this scripture is significant.
"If you search for good, you will find favor, but if you search for evil, it will find you." That passage is from Proverbs 11; vs. 27, and it really says it all about what happened to us. Penny turned to evil, and once that happened, she couldn't stop.
9. If you could be a dessert what would you be and why?
I guess I'd be something wholesome and tender, like the wonderful apple crumb pie my mother used to make!
Watch for new books by Marta Perry from Steeple Hill: FINAL JUSTICE, June, LI Suspense; MISSION MOTHERHOOD, July, Love Inspired; LI Classics 2-in-1 volume reprint of HUNTER'S BRIDE and A MOTHER'S WISH, July.
Thank you Marta for sharing Jennifer with us. I can't wait to read the book.