Shoot the Wounded
Wounded Trilogy: Book One
Shoot the Wounded is a contemporary Christian novel that deals with relevant social issues such as teen pregnancy and family violence. Set in the small fictional town of Maplewood, in southern Alberta, best friends Leigh and Ronnie find their friendship and faith challenged when Jake, a good looking Christian boy, moves into their neighborhood. Leigh is especially delighted that Jake is paying more attention to her than any other girl at school or church, but what she does not know is that despite his bold declaration of being a follower of Christ, he’s carrying a dark secret from his past that has the potential to destroy his integrity and have his friends question the legitimacy of his faith.
When Jake rejects the flirtatious advances of Janelle, and Ronnie and Leigh side with him against her, she is humiliated and hurt. Swearing vengeance upon Jake, she sets out to destroy him. Her weapons of choice are gossip and lies. Janelle attacks not only Jake and his friends, but the faith they all have in common. When Ronnie faces a crisis pregnancy in tenth grade, Janelle uses it as an opportunity to wound Jake’s reputation by accusing him of being the father. But it is only after she uncovers the dark secret about Jake’s past that Janelle finally has enough malicious ammunition to annihilate him and any one of his friends who try to stand in her way.
Softcover Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Page Count: 160
About the Author:
Lynn Dove has been writing award-winning poems and short stories since she was six years old. A graduate of the University of Calgary, where she earned her Bachelor of Education in 1981, she has spent the last thirty years teaching children in private and public school settings, as well as volunteering in the children, youth, and adult education ministries at her church. In 2007, she earned a Master of Religious Education degree from the Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary, in Cochrane, AB. Lynn lives with her husband Charles on an acreage just north of Cochrane. They are blessed with three amazing children, Laurelle (and favourite son-in-law Matt), Brett, and Carmen.