Showing posts with label Tabor Heights. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tabor Heights. Show all posts

Friday, December 18, 2015

Day 3 in the 20 Days of Tabor Heights Countdown!

Today's book is the 2nd of 2 books set on the campus of Butler-Williams University in the town of Tabor Heights.

For those who know some of the background of Tabor, such as the geographical roots, Butler-Williams is based on Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa, which I attended, as well as Baldwin-Wallace College (now university -- but it was a college when I started writing the Tabor stories, I swear!) in  Berea, Ohio, where I used to live, and where my mother's family has roots going way back.

Since I was a theater student at NWC (you
couldn't tell, could you, with some prominent characters and storylines having to do with theater people, writers, college professors?) it's only natural that somewhere along the line, I have another story featuring theater students. I mean, write what you know, right?

BWU STORIES deals with two students, both of whom have their dreams taken away or altered by circumstances beyond their control. How they deal with them, and how they grow up, makes all the difference in the world.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Day 10 in the 20 Days of Tabor Heights Countdown!

We're at the halfway point in the scavenger hunt for the 20 Days of Tabor Heights countdown. We're also nearly to the end of Year One of the Tabor Heights books.

Today's book deals with another of the story lines that appear throughout the first year -- the search for a serial killer. COMMON GROUNDS and WHITE ROSES actually deal with the White Rose Killer and his victims, while other books such as DETOURS and THE SECOND TIME AROUND mention the serial killer and the concern various characters have for possible new targets.

The White Rose Killer has a pattern -- he finds a young woman of a certain physical type and decides she is his "true love." He sends her notes, ordering her to stay pure, to stay true and loyal to him. He leaves her white roses. He frightens her. He stalks her and spies on her. And when she reacts in fear or when others try to defend her, he reacts with violence, beating up the defenders and ultimately kidnapping and killing her. After all, she isn't true to him. Then he finds another "true love," and justifies killing the previous girl, because she was distracting him, interfering in his search for the one who will love him for always. Just like she promised .... or so he believes.

The genesis of this story came from an actual event when I was working at a local newspaper. A high school girl was strangled by her boyfriend, and he dumped her body in the park. They caught him, and the aunt who helped him move the body. But I got to thinking ... what if he got away with it, and what if the killing ate at his mind and soul for years, until when he was grown up, he thought the girl he murdered had come back, so they could be together? Thus was born the White Rose Killer.

Monday, February 17, 2014

KATHRYN, Quarry Hall Book 3, by Michelle Levigne

The third book in the women's fiction series, Quarry Hall has just been released: KATHRYN.

Published by Desert Breeze Publishing.
A parallel series with Tabor Heights.

Kathryn's retreat for relaxation and contemplation is interrupted to take a fugitive to safety, beyond the reach of authorities who may be compromised. The injured woman knows her name is Regina, but not why people were shooting at her. The journey to reach a friend in the FBI is complicated when Kathryn's illness requires frequent stops, permitting Regina's pursuers to nip at their heels.
When the mountains interfere with cell reception, and she can't stop long enough to make a call for help and advice, Kathryn has only her companion dog, her own wits, and prayer to depend on. Deception waits around every corner and Regina's attitude tests Kathryn's sympathy and her faith.
Learn more about Michelle's books at the Tabor Heights Today blog -- www.Tabor-Heights-Today.blogspot.com -- and the Living Proof blog -- www.MichelleLevigne.blogspot.com.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Coming in Year Two of the Tabor Heights, Ohio series

From Michelle Levigne:

I just got this from the art department at Desert Breeze Publishing.

Isn't it great? I love what the artists at DBP do.

This is just a sneak peek at what you can look forward to in Year Two of the Tabor Heights books.

Tabor Heights, Ohio: A friendly little town on Ohio's North Coast, where sweet romance is always in the air.

(That's inspirational romance, folks!)

INVITATION TO A WEDDING will be released this December.

But before that, we're having a "New Year's Eve" party, to celebrate the end of Year One and the start of Year Two. Check back my two blogs, Tabor Heights Today and Living Proof, for more information as the date draws near!

Monday, July 30, 2012

The New Tabor Heights Novel



Yep, just a few days away -- the release of the 12th Tabor Heights novel.

ACCIDENTAL HEARTS.
by Michelle Levigne

The 12th and final book in Year One of the series set in our favorite friendly little college town on the North Coast of Ohio.

Keep your eyes open and your Internet browser ready, because we're going to have a Cyber Launch Party to celebrate the release of ACCIDENTAL HEARTS.

Check out the Tabor Heights Today blog for more information on this and upcoming events. Such as ...

We're going to have a "New Year's Eve" party to celebrate the competion of Year One.

And if you have a New Year's Eve, well, it naturally follows you have a New Year's Day, right!!!

Get ready for information on the upcoming Year Two of Tabor Heights, and the new books starting in December, with INVITATION TO A WEDDING.

And don't forget to check out my web site for samples and information on all the Tabor Heights novels. http://www.mlevigne.com/