Return of Bliss (The Dinkel Island Series Book 2) by Hugh Harris
‘Whoa,’ Stan said, laughing, ‘I don’t think you got a fish at all. I’ll bet that’s an old tire somebody tossed in there.’
Within minutes they found out Stan was partially right. It wasn’t a tire, but a muddy, seaweed-laden bag of some sort. Stan got the grappling hook and they pulled it up into the boat. It was an old backpack, and it was a mess.
Dinkel Island artist Stan Grayson struggles with lingering grief after his wife’s untimely death. While fishing, he and his friend Ed Heygood find a water-logged backpack containing a large amount of money. This stirs reactions in town.
An investigation uncovers an abduction that happened twenty-two years earlier and has implications for Kate Sheppard, pastor of the Dinkel Island Wesleyan Brethren Church. An explosion and robbery bring added stress.
A visiting gospel music group provides a key to unlock the mysteries of both the abduction and the money.
Ultimately, faith and mutual support open doors to the resolution of grief and a return of bliss for Stan, Ed, Kate and others. Return of Bliss is a story of unfolding hope and joy built around Psalm 30:5, ‘Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.’
Genre: Christian, General, Cultural Heritage, Religion & Spirituality, Religion Fiction