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In "The Promise", Laura Valenti’s third and final installment in her "Between the Star and the Cross" series, Sheriff Dale Harper once again fights to balance professional and personal challenges in his efforts to protect and serve the residents of the Ozark town of Serenity. Cattle rustling is still a 21st century problem in rural communities and Serenity is no exception. Meanwhile, Sheriff Harper must confront his own life-changing decisions. As his feelings grow ever stronger for Milagro Palacios, the local Christian mission director, he finds this lovely Salvadoran lady is caught up in her own personal struggles. "Between the Star and the Cross: The Promise"
delivers a fast-paced story that never loses touch with the hearts of those who live to serve.

And readers share their views:

“You kept me up two nights in a row…LATE! I couldn’t quit reading!” Brad G.

“Just purchased your ‘Between the Star and the Cross’ books at Bennett Spring and read them all. I couldn’t put them down.” Jesse H.

“I finished your latest book, ‘The Promise’ and it was really, really good. I love that kind of book. I couldn’t stop reading!” Judy D.

As an Ozark freelance writer and author, Laura L. Valenti has written hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. She is a ten year veteran of the Laclede County Sheriff’s Department, including three years as their jail administrator. She is the author of seven novels, including the Sheriff Dale Harper series, "Between the Star and the Cross" and historical novels about Bennett Spring State Park, "The Heart of the Spring" series. Laura and her husband, Warren live near Bennett Spring, Missouri. Her books are available at various Lebanon, Missouri locations as well as and her website Also available as an ebook.

Product Details

First Edition
5.5x8.5, Paperback - Perfect Laminate Gloss, White Matte (50#), b&w interior, 234 pages