Allyson Carter – Excerpt – Page 2 of 3

Shannon here: Allyson Carter shares another excerpt from her latest romantic suspense, Hearts Undone. Comment or answer the question at the end of any post dated August 24 – 28 to enter the drawing for an e-book copy. Deadline: Sept 5th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Allyson:

Hearts Undone by Allyson CarterAllyson Carter


Hannah’s hair bounced as she skipped down the sidewalk with her mother. Shelby unlocked the car door. A piece of paper sat on her seat. She pulled her daughter back before she could get in.

“Stay right here, sweetie.”

Reaching in, she picked up the paper and read the words: “Keep quiet or else!” Her hands shook and her bacon burger sat in the pit of her stomach like a lead weight. Nausea made her head swim.

Approaching the car, Mark spotted the white square in Shelby’s hand. “What’s wrong, Shelby?”

Shelby coughed as a lump formed, making it difficult for her to speak. Swallowing several times, she began to feel light-headed.

“What’s the matter, Shel?”

She tried to talk and nothing would come from her lips. Shelby shook her head. He rushed to her side and took the white piece of paper from her. The note had been written with words cut out from magazines and glued to the page. At first glance it looked like a preschooler put the note together. She tightened her hold on Hannah as she glanced around. Someone got into her locked car when they were only a few feet away. Why?

“Take Hannah and move to the sidewalk.” The dominant tone to his voice forced her to focus better. She blinked to stop her mind from racing.

About Allyson: Allyson writes Edgy Christian romance and suspense novels. In her books, readers will find emotionally stirring story lines, as well a compelling mixture of suspense and faith. She resides in Missouri with her loving husband and four wonderful children, and three cats. When not spending time with her family, you can find her knitting, and watching perhaps a few way too many suspense and reality television shows.

About the book – Hearts Undone: After a bitter divorce, Shelby Johnson is looking to rebuild a life for herself and her daughter, Hannah, while avoiding the thing she mistrusts most: men. Her resolve is tested, however, when her brother’s best friend, Mark, moves in across the street and her long-buried feelings for him rise to the surface. Can she open up her heart again? When someone threatens her life, she realizes that her heart isn’t the only thing on the line. She turns to the only man she feels she can trust.

Mark Daniels returns to his hometown to solve a crime committed in the military. When he gets caught up in Shelby’s troubles, he knows she needs someone to protect her, but can he be that man? Being around her again is forcing him to face the way he feels—something he’d rather not do. When his past comes to haunt him, he vows to protect Shelby and her daughter until his last breath.

Through God’s love, Shelby and Hannah find their way into Mark’s heart. Will there be room for God too?

She can be found around the Internet at these places:,,,, and

Question: Do you or anyone you know knit, crochet, or embroidery?

Come back August 28th for Allyson’s recipe for Parmesan Chicken and a romantic excerpt!

3 Responses to “Allyson Carter – Excerpt – Page 2 of 3”

  • Melanie Backus says:

    I am afraid I don’t do any handwork and am in awe of those that do.

    melback at cebridge dot net

  • Shelia Hall says:

    Yes, a lady that attends church with me does the crochet & knitting and she is 92
    yrs old

  • Terrill Rosado says:

    Congrats, Allyson on your new book release. I wish you much success. It sounds like a great read.

    My grandmother taught me basic crochet stitches when I was very young, but I didn’t have the ambition to learn more at that time. As I got older I really wanted to continue, but most of my friends knit and quilted. I still have the desire, I just need the right teacher and time.

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