From Ashes to Honor

From Ashes to Honor

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If he had only answered that last phone call from the World Trade Center . . . Minutes before two jumbo jets changed U.S. history, New York police officer Austin Finley ignored the call from his brother, whoa€™d been bugging him for days. Trying to live with his one regret causes hatred and bitterness to consume Austin, and when counselor Mercy Samara recommends desk duty, Austin resigns. Haunted by her own memories of 9/11, Mercy takes a job as a school counselor in Baltimore. When Austin, now an EMT, responds to an emergency at Mercya€™s school, both are stunned and wary. Finally their commona€”and painfula€”memories turn suspicion into friendship, then romance. But hard questions linger: Can they truly move beyond their past harsh judgments and harsh words? Will their past finally bring them closer ora€”as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 draws neara€”drive them farther apart? qLoree Lough proves once again her superb storytelling skills in From Ashes to Honor, peopled by characters so lifelike they seem to jump from the pages.q a€”Cathy Bryant, author of the award-winning Texas Roads and A Path Less Traveled qLoree Lougha€™s characters allow us to re-explore what happened ten years ago and examine our feelings, perhaps like never before.q a€”Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield, Founder, Christ 4responders and Chaplain, Katy, Texas Fire a EMSaquot;And herea#39;s me, about to ask if you forgot how to dial a phone.aquot; aquot;I was gonna call you. Today. ... And I traded my Orioles cap for a Yankees T-shirt.aquot; Laughing, Griff said, aquot;Seriously. How you doina#39;, kid?aquot; aquot;Doina#39; great.aquot; aquot;No backsliding?aquot; aquot;Nope.

Title:From Ashes to Honor
Author:Loree Lough
Publisher:Abingdon Press - 2011-09-01


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