Debbie Tindle Parker, Montezuma author of the Hope Series - "The Auctioneer," "Moving On," and her latest release, "Attempting Redemption." Debbie is also co-author with her husband, J.O., of "Family Tradition - An ABC Photo Album of the Iowa State Fair," and "Family Reunion - Midwest Old Threshers." A book signing is slated for Thursday, Aug 3 at Star Lanes in Montezuma from 5 - 7 p.m.
By J.O. Parker
Our Front Porch Books and Montezuma author Debbie Tindle Parker announce the release of “Attempting Redemption,” book three in the Hope Series.
“Attempting Redemption,” a 247-page romantic suspense, follows in the footsteps of Parker’s first two books, “The Auctioneer,” released in February 2018, and “Moving On,” released in May 2020.
The book is available on Amazon in paperback and eBook versions.
A book signing and release event is slated for Thursday, Aug. 3 at Star Lanes in Montezuma from 5 – 7 p.m.
The series delves into the lives of the fine folks of Hope, Iowa, and “Attempting Redemption” takes readers into the life of Jessica Bailey Donahue who is trying to leave her “bad girl” ways behind.
She’s completed alcohol rehab and is excelling at her first ever job. She’s participating in the everyday lives of her children, even though her ex-husband has full custody of them. But just below the surface bubble a lifetime of self-doubt and her unsupportive mother makes taking a drink seem like a good idea. But she fights the urge because of her children.
Everything changes on a dime when a misunderstanding leads her ex-husband to demand that Jessica takes a step back from the children. With the change in her routine, Jessica has less desire to stay away from the bottle. But she finds an unexpected ally in her boss. Jessica is barely holding on when she realizes her boss has been lying to her. She spirals out of control and wants to flee Hope. Then she stumbled into the path of crazy man, Carl, who has revenge on his mind. Will Jessica be able to save herself? And what other secrets are lurking in her small town that could rock Jessica’s world right down to the foundation?
Hope, Iowa is a small town full of everyday people. Like most small towns, people in Hope usually know your personal business, sometimes better than you do. But they also are the first to bring a casserole and offer a shoulder to cry on when tragedy strikes. Some people have secrets they are desperately trying to hide while others’ lives are an open book. Some are longing for the day when they can break out of their small-town chains and others are hopeful to return home. Join our journey as we tag along and learn about the lives of the fine folks of Hope, Iowa.
“I love writing and bringing the characters to life,” said Parker. “I truly appreciate the enthusiasm for my books and hope my readers will enjoy “Attempting Redemption” just as much.”
About the author
Parker is a graduate of Montezuma High School and holds a BA in English and Communications from Central College, Pella. She and her husband live in rural Montezuma. Together, they have published two Iowa photography books and also host the annual All-Iowa Writers’ Conference, which takes place in September.
Parker is currently working on book four, “Accidental Reveal,” in the Hope Series with a planned fall 2023 release date. Plans are also in the works to release “Mister Christmas,” a small town Christmas novella, in October 2023.
A book signing for "Attempting Redemption," and all of Parker's books, is slated for Thursday, Aug. 3 at Star Lanes in Montezuma from 5 - 7 p.m.