Grieving her mother s death and yearning to see more of the world beyond her mountain home, Sally Beth sets out on a journey that leads her across the American Southwest and ultimately to a remote mission station in Tanzania, where she finds a new kind of freedom in the African plains and the people who dwell there. But when war comes to the mission gates, its horrors shatter her world. She must find a way to rebuild her life and choose whether or t to serve the people she s grown to lovea choice that will shake the simple faith of her childhood and ignite her passion for a wounded man.
Prior to writing her debut novel A Sinner in Paradise, Deborah Hining earned her BA and MA in journalism and theatre from the University of Tennessee before going on to earn her PhD in Theatre with a concentration in Dramatic Literary Criticism from Louisiana State University. Hining has taught writing andperformance courses at Louisiana State University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and University of North Carolina Greensboro. Hining won the David Library American Freedom Award for All the Music We Played Here, which she co-authored with Charlie Vance. Hining later went on to earn multiple certifications as a financial planner, and though she recently sold her firm, she keeps in touch with most of her clients who affectionately call her their Financial Fairy Godmother. Today, Hining resides with her husband Michael at Corinne s Orchard, her family farm in Durham, NC, where she spends her time writing and basking in the joyous laughter of her grandchildren.