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The Divine Appointment

by Jerome Teel

The Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

The Divine Appointment
(Howard Books, 2007) by Jerome Teel

Jerome Teel is a graduate of Union University, where he received his JD, cum laude, from the Ole Miss School of Law. He is actively involved in his church, local charities, and youth sports.

He loves legal-suspense novels and is a political junkie. He is also the author of The Election, another political thriller that we reviewed November of '06.

Jerome and his wife, Jennifer, have three children, Brittney, Trey, and Matthew; they reside in Tennessee where he practices law and is at work on a new novel.

You can visit Jerome at his Website or at his blog Christian Political Blog


"They aren't hiding just one something, but a bunch of somethings..."

Small town southern lawyer, Elijah Faulkner is a dying attorney that actually takes pleasure in fighting injustice by working hard for the little guy. But when he takes on a case to defend a philandering doctor with a pregnant wife in a seemingly open-and-shut murder trial, Eli is not so sure he is on the 'right' side.

Back in Washington D.C., supreme Court Justice Martha Robinson has died, presenting an unprecedented opportunity for conservative President Richard Wallace to impact the direction of the highest court in the land. He believes God put him in the presidency for just such a time as make a Divine Appointment. Not everyone is thrilled with the president's nominee, however. And some will stop at nothing, including murder, to prevent his confirmation by the Senate.

A lobbyist with a vendetta, a small-time Mafioso, an investigative reporter with a Watergate complex, and a powerful Washington political machine combine to create a fast-paced suspense novel that explores the anatomy of a murder, and the ripple effect that it creates across the country. The Divine Appointment

"Jerome Teel has crafted an intriguing political thriller...nice twists and turns to keep you reading. he paints vivid mental pictures that bring characters and locales to life."
--Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Tennessee's 7th District


Prints Charming by Rebeca Seitz

It is JUNE 1st,
time for the FIRST Day Blog Tour! (Join our alliance! Click the button!)
The FIRST day of every month we will feature an author and his/her
latest book's FIRST chapter!

This month's feature is:


and her book:


(Thomas Nelson Publishers, March 15, 2007)


Rebeca Seitz is Founder
and President of Glass Road Public Relations. An author for several
years, Rebeca cut her publicity teeth as the first dedicated publicist for
the fiction division of
Thomas Nelson Publishers. In 2005, Rebeca resigned from WestBow and opened the doors of GRPR, the only publicity
firm of its kind in the country dedicated solely to representing
novelists writing from a Christian worldview. Rebeca has worked with such
esteemed authors as
Robin Jones Gunn, Ted Dekker, Frank Peretti, Walter Wangerin, Jr., DiAnn Mills, Brandilyn Collins, Colleen
, Melody Carlson, and numerous others. She
has secured coverage for novelists in a variety of media outlets,
The Today Show, USA Today, Chicago Sun-Times, Atlanta
, Publishers Weekly,
Christian Retailing, Aspiring Retail, Southern
, Daystar Television, HarvestTV, WAY-FM, K-LOVE, and others. Rebeca makes
her home in Kentucky with her husband, Charles, and their son, Anderson.


Chapter One

Girl, where are you?" Lydia tightened her grip on the cell phone as
she wondered anew how any woman could be late to every single thing in
her life. She had thought Jane might’ve changed in the two years they’d
been apart, but Jane was evidently still living up to her old high
school nickname of Late Jane. The woman would get to her own funeral about
an hour after they started the music.

"I’m coming, I’m coming." Jane kept one hand on the steering wheel
while frantically sifting through the things in the passenger seat of her
Blazer. There was a brush somewhere, she just knew it, but finding
anything at seven in the morning was difficult at best. Why in the world
she’d allowed herself to be talked into attending a sale that started at
seven a.m. was beyond her ability to fathom. Finding her shoes had been
a reason for cheering. A brush might just be asking too much.

"Do I need to grab anything for you? This stuff is going fast." Lydia
watched a woman stretch for the last package of Times-style foam
alphabet letters and readjusted her own heavy shopping basket. In the five
minutes she’d been in the store, it had already begun biting into the skin
on her arm.

"Nope, I don’t think so. I’ll be there in about two minutes," Jane
said, still searching for the brush while trying not to drop the cell phone
from her shoulder.

"Okay, but hurry. I’ll be over in the baby girl section. I need to find
something for Olivia’s first bath pages and get ribbon for Mac."

"Got it. Baby girl. Be there in a flash."

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