New Novel Shows Young Couple Trusting God in Adversity

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Donneen Bassett’s “Summer Escape” takes readers to the horse farms of Kentucky

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I can’t believe that just happened. I wish I were invisible. Why did he have to be so good looking? That makes it worse. His eyes are beautiful, and his smile.

Donneen Bassett’s new novel “Summer Escape” (published by WestBow Press) blends romance and sinister adventure to bring together two young people, Summer and Milton.

Summer is the novel’s protagonist, a young girl who journeys to Kentucky to fulfill her dream of owing a horse riding stable. Before she can even begin, though, she meets Milton, the son of a man of influence. The two discover an immediate attraction and shared interests, but soon sinister influences trap them. Only their faith in Christ can save them.

An excerpt from “Summer Escape”:

“I can’t believe that just happened. I wish I were invisible. Why did he have to be so good looking? That makes it worse. His eyes are beautiful, and his smile. She glanced back without thinking. Her eyes locked with his for a split second before she whipped her head back around.
Why did I look back? She questioned herself. He’s still watching! In the midst of her thoughts, she managed to trip over her shoe and stumble. Oh, great! Now I look like a complete idiot, falling all over myself like I never learned to walk. Lord, what is wrong with me? Don’t answer that. I really don’t need to know any more of my flaws. I think I’ve had enough embarrassment for today.”

“‘Summer Escape,’ in essence, provides an escape,” Bassett writes. “Who doesn’t like laughing with, and relating to characters? In today’s busy society, it’s nice to curl up on the couch and read a good book. We all need time to unwind from a long day at work or a long day at home with the kids. ‘Summer Escape’ adds a bonus. It reminds us that God is in control of even the most out of control circumstances, God is bigger than any problem we could ever have, and He is faithful.”

About the Author
Donneen Bassett is an author and storyteller. She leads an active life and enjoys being on the move. She is a woman who looks the impossible in the eye and knows God can take her there. Bassett is a successful wife, mother, teacher and author.

WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, Inc., the world’s largest Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) — the world leader in the popular self-publishing industry segment. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. Thomas Nelson, Inc. continues to “inspire the world” with distribution of products in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit or call (866)-928-1240. Follow us @westbowpress on Twitter for the latest news.

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