Susan J. Reinhardt – Story Behind the Story – Part 3 of 3

Shannon here: Futuristic/Speculative Fiction author, Susan J. Reinhardt shares the inspiration for her latest release, The Scent of Fear. Comment or answer a question at the end of the post to enter the drawing for an e-book copy of three of her titles – The Moses Conspiracy, The Christmas Wish, and The Scent of Fear. All three e-books for one lucky winner. Deadline: Nov 8th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Susan:

The Moses Conspiracy by Susan ReinhardtThe Christmas Wish by Susan Reinhardt


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With a title like that, you wouldn’t think there’s much room for a romance. I’ve discovered that adding a romantic thread can elevate a story from desperate to filled with hope for the future.

The Scent of Fear is the second book in my Moses Conspiracy Trilogy. When Jacob Zook and Dr. Abby Weaver met, this Seat-of-the-Pants writer’s brain went into overdrive. The possibilities intrigued me: 1) The hero on the run and the doctor trying to save innocent lives. 2) An older couple never expecting to find love in the midst of horrific circumstances. 3) Both of them facing seemingly insurmountable odds of survival.

I drew inspiration from my real-life romance with my husband. Jacob’s selfless caring mirrored David’s support and kindness to me during our courtship. Whatever it took to protect or help me through a rough spot, he was right there.

Like Jacob and Abby, my husband and I had a passion both for the Lord and for freedom. These common goals formed the foundation of our relationship.

I’m talking in the past tense here because my beloved was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia two years after we married. Every moment of our three and a half years together were precious, and I’ll never forget the man who became my best friend and soulmate.

I won’t put any spoilers in here for the reader. Let’s just say that Jacob and Abby have one long roller coaster ride. Where it took them – you’ll have to wait and see. 🙂

About Susan: Susan J. Reinhardt’s publishing credits include her novels, The Moses Conspiracy, The Christmas Wish, and The Scent of Fear, as well as devotionals, short articles, and contributions to anthologies. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. A widow, daughter, stepmom, and active church member, Susan resides in Pennsylvania. When not writing, she enjoys time with family and friends, reading, couponing, gardening, and finding small treasures in antique shops. Learn more and connect:,,,, Twitter: @susanjreinhardt,

About the book – The Zimmermans enjoy the tenuous peace in the wake of their hair-raising year battling the New Patriots. Unexpected visitors once again throw them into turmoil.

Jim Kenneman, Director of National Security, masterminded the plan to break up a hate group ravaging the Christian community. Now, his enemies are out to eliminate him. Should he make a run for it or stick by his tried-and-true negotiating skills?

Monty Addison, a topnotch operative, carried out his assignment in Bird-in-Hand. A plot to destroy his boss sends him on a mission. Without agency sanction, it may cost him everything – his career, his family, and maybe his life.

Dr. Abby Weaver strives to save infants and toddlers in Holmes County, Ohio. When she meets two strangers, she can’t get the tall, handsome one out of her mind. Will their paths intersect again or will dangerous times keep them apart?

Question: Is Futuristic/Speculative Fiction a new genre to you or have you been a fan for a while?

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4 Responses to “Susan J. Reinhardt – Story Behind the Story – Part 3 of 3”

  • Hi Shannon –

    Thanks for the opportunity to share on your blog. I loved the theme of real-life romance. It gave me a chance to recall some precious times in my life.

    God bless,
    Susan 🙂

  • Karen Lange says:

    They do indeed experience a roller coaster ride! It was a good read. This is a new genre for me, but I must say that I enjoyed Susan’s books more than I expected to. (My favorite is historical fiction, so this was really different for me!) Susan is a wonderful writer. Thanks for sharing the series, Shannon and Susan. It was fun!

  • Hi Karen,

    Thanks for the big thumbs up! I appreciate readers who are willing to step outside their favorite genre.

    Susan 🙂

  • I have a winner! KayM won the drawing for Susan’s e-books. I appreciate Susan for being my guest and everyone else for stopping by.

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