Borders of the Heart
Title: Borders of the Heart
Author: Chris Fabry
FINALIST: Longing to atone for the choices that drove him to Tucson, J. D. disobeys his employer and hides Maria, an illegal he found near death in the desert.
2013 Christy Award finalist!
Desperate to escape haunting memories, J. D. Jessup travels from Nashville to Tucson and volunteers on an organic farm. The hardened landowner has one prevailing rule: If J. D. sees an “illegal,” call the border patrol. But when an early morning ride along the fence line leads him to a beautiful young woman named Maria, near death in the desert, his heart pulls him in another direction. Longing to atone for the choices that drove him to Tucson, J. D. hides her and unleashes a chain of deadly events he could never have imagined. Soon they are running from a killer and fighting for their lives. As secrets of their pasts emerge, J. D. realizes that saving Maria may be the only way to save himself.