Meet Grayson, Lotty, Pooch, Josh and characters who will burrow their way into your heart. Saving Grayson is going into the world. I hope this story gives comfort to your heart.
Grayson Hayes doesn't remember things as well as he used to, but he's sure his time is running out. Diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, he realizes he has a small window of time left to right a terrible injustice—he just can't remember what it is.
Convinced of the importance of his mission, he embarks on a journey to the small West Virginia town of his childhood hoping he can put together the fractured pieces of his memory and set things right. But as the past becomes more clear, he wonders if God forgives the sins he can't remember.
A thought-provoking story with challenging themes, this book deals with issues like
Saving Grayson is a wrenching yet hopeful story of a journey to right unknown wrongs and of holding on to what you know even when it feels like everything is slipping away.
When eccentric millionaire Gideon Quidley receives a divine revelation to hide his earthly treasure somewhere in the hills, he sets out to find a fitting hiding spot, choosing only a few Bible verses as clues leading to untold riches of gold, silver, cash . . . and one very unexpected—and very costly—item.
Treasure hunters descend upon the hills of West Virginia, including those surrounding the small town of Emmaus, where TD Lovett and Waite Evers provide the latest updates and the beating heart of the community on radio station Country 16. Neither man is much interested in a wild-goose chase for Quidley's treasure, though. Waite is busy keeping the station afloat and caring for the bruised souls who have landed there. Meanwhile, TD's more intent on winning over local junkyard owner Pidge Bledsoe, who has taken in a shy, wounded boy to raise.
But after an estranged friend goes missing searching for the treasure, TD is unexpectedly drawn into the hunt. As TD joins the race to find Quidley's wealth, he discovers where his own real treasure lies, and he begins to suspect there's a hidden piece to Gideon Quidley's treasure that no one could've expected.
Chris' latest novel is part of an exciting collaboration between Focus on the Family and Tyndale House Publishers under the new imprint Focus Fiction. Edited by bestselling author Jerry B. Jenkins, these titles deal with difficult issues and bring an unambiguous spiritual slant to the storytelling.
Jenkins describes the books as "page-turners that also pack a wallop. Readers will love that they're getting stories that will make them really think and perhaps even reconsider preconceived notions."
Find out more about Focus Fiction.
Grayson Hayes sat on the bench overlooking the lake, watching the sun dapple and ripple the water. A gentle breeze lifted tufts of his graying hair. He held a yellow legal pad in his left hand like it was a life preserver. "It's all in here," he said, his blue eyes twinkling.
Download the full story here: "A Fierce Love" from Mature Living Magazine
In a guest post at Tyndale's Crazy4Fiction website, Chris shares a personal story from his early days in radio and how it inspired a scene in his novel.
Find the guest post here: Where Fact and Fiction Meet: A Real-Life Radio Story and A Piece of the Moon
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"Solidly literary fiction with deep, flawed characters and beautiful prose."
— Novel Reviews on Dogwood