Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Dear Sis from Limon, Costa Rica

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***As promised, these emails were snagged off the virtual server of Brent’s sailing vessel and are presented to you one per day. Who’s Brent you ask? He’s our Love Boat Bachelor, and you can read about his daily exploits at Write Integrity Press! Don’t miss a day of his romantic adventure!


You’ll be happy to know that I caught a wife this morning. Not my wife. And her husband wasn’t too thrilled about it. It was an accident, but the octogenarian couldn’t have been sweeter. She considered me to be bragging rights when she got back home. That’s a first.

I visited an orphanage at Limon today. The man in charge does his best, but the children do without some of the basics of life. And I’m not talking phones here. I’m talking shoes, coats. I could go on. Sweetest kids though. All smiles. I got to give out a bag full of candy.

The visit made me realize how important the work I do at the orphanage is. I’d love for you to join me there when I get back home. I know you don’t understand my commitment to God, but I think you would totally get the love I have for those children. I can just see you working with them. Your smile bursting out all over.

sharkBy the way, that woman from the first day hunted me down again. Patricia or something like that. Roselle, I will pay you back for putting me in this position. That woman actually drooled. I could have sworn I was the bag of candy to her. I stuck Danny between us and diverted her. I hope for the final time this trip. Less than a week to go.

No, I’m not counting down my time. Just hoping I can get better at avoiding the huntresses. Not always an easy thing to do. You have no idea. Sticking me in a rubber cage surrounded by sharks wouldn’t be more frightening.

Your brother, and I’m starting to see why you sent me here.


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I hope you’ve had the chance to check out Chapter 4 of THE LOVE BOAT BACHELOR!

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

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