FROM ASHES TO HONOR
Lough’s first installment in her First Responders series draws attention to the bravery of those who put their lives on the line daily to serve and protect others. Faith, hope and love combine to tell a tale from their perspective.
Austin Finley has one huge regret: ignoring a call on 9/11 from his twin brother. Dr. Mercy Samara deems Austin unfit to return to his job as a beat cop in New York City. He resigns and moves to Baltimore, where he finds work as an EMT. Mercy has her own difficult memories and becomes a high school counselor in Baltimore. She is surprised by a chance encounter with Austin. As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, old memories surface and new feelings emerge. (ABINGDON, Sep., 336 pp., $14.99)
Leslie L. McKee