Book three in the Embers and Ashes Series.
From cats in trees to people dangling out windows of their three story homes, Firefighter Rick Alderman has seen it all. He’s been on the force for two decades now and is anxiously heading towards retirement. When a part-time hobby that was supposed to help break up the monotony takes a turn for the worst, Rick finds himself down a path he never wanted to be on.
When smoke rises, it signals there is a fire. Rick Alderman’s smoke has risen.
Taking matters into his own hands, Rick believes he can work his way out of the trouble he has found himself in. While his intentions were good, he finds himself spinning a web of lies and deceit that might just cause him to lose everything he cares about most in the world.
T.K. CHAPIN is an award winning Inspirational Christian Fiction author who designs his stories to inspire and tug on your heart strings. He believes that telling authentic stories of faith, love and family helps build the faith of believers while inviting non-believers into the reality of God. Each story highlights how God can work in the lives of those who follow Him. Chapin gives all credit for his writing and storytelling abilities to God. The majority of his stories take place in and around his hometown of Spokane Washington. Chapin & his wife reside in Southeast Idaho and have three children. When not writing, he enjoys traveling, swimming and spending time with friends & family.
PSusan- “This book has a realistic look at life and marriage. Chapin does not sugar coat the everyday walk in the Christian life but reveals the struggles and pitfalls through Rick’s story. There are surprises and disappointments but victories too. I really like how this author using the support and the accountability between the main characters, the secondary characters and God. That is definitely a blueprint for real lives.”
R.H.- “Rick Alderman is the main character of Up in Smoke. I liked how Chapin takes Rick’s life and shows us that in the midst of making some really stupid decisions and then trying to lie his way out of them, Rick can find redemption in the midst of a HUGE mess he’s made of his life. Rick is a man in his 50’s so his decisions don’t just affect him, but his wife of 30 years and his adult daughter and her husband and even down to his grandchildren. There’s never a quick fix to change bad decisions that have taken years to accumulate bad results, but with faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and the knowledge that He alone can forgive and help change a person…anything is possible with Christ. As I read this story I could definitely see the truth in the verse in Numbers 32:23 “…be sure your sin will find you out.””
Linda Freeland- “I really loved this third book in the series! I love this entire series. Like I said before, after the second book, this series needs to be made into a movie. It is full of drama and Intrigue. I especially love this author! His books have such wonderful messages.”