28 February 2022

Secrets of Their Past | Excerpt + Giveaway


Facing the past could change his future.

Veterinarian Neal Rodgers is in Wander Canyon seeking the truth about his past—not to rescue a litter of kittens under his next-door neighbor’s porch. But persistent single-mom Tessa Kennedy is impossible to ignore—especially when she uncovers a family secret of her own. Discovering the hidden facts of their histories could be the key to unlocking everything in this small town.

Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: February 22, 2022




Tessa Kennedy had forgotten how good quiet sounded. She looked out over her backyard to the glory of a Colorado mountain sunrise, watching the steam rise serenely from her coffee cup.

A quiet Monday morning like this hadn’t happened in ages. Not with the chaos of a teenage son. Greg was a one-man tornado of temper and hormones, and they’d locked horns so many times in the past three weeks, she was worn thin from the strain. Even on the drive to the airport yesterday afternoon to spend most of July with his dad, Greg had stomped on her every last nerve.

She loved Greg. She tried to be grateful for the young man he was becoming—most days. But being the single mother of a teenage son was a long, exhausting uphill climb. I’d be lying, Lord, she thought as the sun’s rays washed the back deck in a brilliant glow, if I said I wasn’t grateful for the break from it all. Just for a little while.

“Three whole weeks of peace and quiet felt like the grandest of luxuries. Her fingers found the edge of the notebook that had lain untouched for far too long. I can finally do this. The thought invigorated her as much as the brisk mountain air. I can finally write more than small-town news.

She had no dreams of The History of Wander Canyon being a bestseller. Tessa wasn’t even sure it had to see publication. It just had to be done, and done by her.

Excerpted from Secrets of Their Past by Allie Pleiter, Copyright © 2022 by Allie Pleiter. Published by Love Inspired.


An avid knitter, coffee junkie and firm believer that “pie makes everything better,” Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and non-fiction working on as many as four novels at a time. The bestselling author of over fifty books, Allie has enjoyed a twenty-year career with over 1.5 million books sold. In addition to writing, Allie maintains an active writing productivity coaching practice and speaks regularly on the creative process, publishing, and her very favorite topic—The Chunky Method of time management for writers. Visit her website at www.alliepleiter.com to learn more.


One winner will receive a signed True Large Print copy of Secrets of Their Past by Allie Pleiter, a wool shawl hand-knit by the author, and a 3oz bottle of Apple Harvest body lotion (US only)

One winner will receive an ebook of Secrets of Their Past by Allie Pleiter (international)

Ends March 9, 2022



  1. looks interesting

  2. Thanks for the chance to say hello. BN100, I hope you do enjoy the book!