Saturday, June 16, 2012
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! Please meet Bernie O'Shea...
In my LEGACY series of books, Bernie O'Shea is a street cop with a legendary reputation. When he is shot while on duty, his death is considered the act of a random cop killer.
Devastated with grief, his widow and eight adopted children find their greatest solace in continuing Bernie's legacy of compassionate justice.
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**"They don't have anywhere else to turn, Tallie. We're their last hope." How many times had Bernie said those words when a knock came in the middle of the night?
How could she turn away these desperate souls when she had once been one of them?
So they came, even though Bernie was gone. His work continued and eventually Tallie found some sort of peace in knowing whoever killed Bernie didn't take away the good he had done in his life.
**Tallie O'Shea in PICTURE PERFECT LEGACY, copyright Genene Valleau writing as Genie Gabriel
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**Though Bernie chose the uniform of a police officer, Marly thought he would have made a top-notch caseworker. He wouldn't have had to carry a gun and maybe he would still be alive.
She brushed away the sheen of tears from her eyes. Bernie wouldn't want her to be sad. He would want her to carry on his work of searching out those who had lost their way and getting them back on the right path.
**Marly O'Shea in PICTURE PERFECT LEGACY, copyright Genene Valleau writing as Genie Gabriel
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**Pain stabbed at Claudia's heart, but she shrugged it away. "My mother didn't make a big deal of Christmas…"
"It was the same for me before I came to stay with Bernie and Tallie. But there's magic in this house. The magic of family."
**Patrick O'Shea in LEGACY OF ANGELS, copyright Genene Valleau writing as Genie GabrielPatrick O'Shea in LEGACY OF ANGELS
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What would Bernie do? That question had provided a compass for Collin since he was six years old and Bernie O'Shea pulled him from the garbage-strewn squalor that had been his existence, gave him a decent home and a solid sense of responsibility. Continuing Bernie's legacy of justice with compassion had become more imperative since his adoptive father had been killed on duty. In fact, this life purpose was sometimes all that kept Collin from falling into grief over the outrage of losing a man who had become legendary to many in this rural part of Oregon.
**Collin O'Shea in LIVING THE LEGACY, copyright Genene Valleau writing as Genie Gabriel
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When he was a kid and needed comfort, [Grady] took his blanket and sat outside Bernie and Tallie's bedroom door. Not to eavesdrop, but just to hear the murmur of their voices as they settled in for the night.
**Grady O'Shea in CHASING THE LEGACY, copyright Genene Valleau writing as Genie Gabriel
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However, secrets are buried in the fictional small town of Halo. As a series of crimes explodes in this old mining town, those secrets come to light--challenging reputations, throwing lives into turmoil, and forging heroes out of ordinary people.
Join the O'Shea family as they save stolen babies, uncover secrets, bring villains to justice, and find romance.