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Paint Me Fearless
(Shady Gully #1)
By Hallie Lee
Christian Contemporary Fiction
Paperback, ebook & audiobook, 322 Pages
January 6, 2021 by WordCrafts Press


Although their petite appearances are strikingly similar, ROBIN and DESIREE (DESI) have little in common. When Desi moves to the small town of Shady Gully, Louisiana, the unpopular Robin feels diminished by the new girl's notoriety.

But fate has other ideas, and as these two isolated girls are drawn together, a friendship born in high school evolves into a bond that promises to last a lifetime. Even as their paths diverge, and they clumsily marry and plow through raising families of their own, they remain true.

Even as they nurse their respective bruises, and carry their traumas from childhood into their own marriages, they always have each other's backs. Even when a sordid secret from their past emerges to threaten their families, together...they remain a force to be reckoned with.

Until years later, when they're enjoying the prime of their lives, a stunning rumor surfaces that threatens their lifelong connection. The allegation suggests that one has betrayed the other.

Truth? Lie? Does it matter? Sometimes just the hint of betrayal is enough to ruin a lifelong bond.

As their worlds collide, and old insecurities rise to the forefront, the layers of Desi and Robin's legendary friendship begin to unravel.

Just when it seems they've lost everything, the truth brings them full circle...and in their brokenness they come to realize that there is only one true way to fill the emptiness inside, to quiet the lies...and to ultimately become...fearless.

Praise for the Book

“Lee’s prose is fluid and full of personality.” –Kirkus Reviews

“A standout novel for contemporary women from all walks of life.” –Readers' Favorite

“Novelist explores themes of faith and lies; betrayal and redemption; and the unfathomable value of friendship when everything falls apart.” –Wordcrafts Press

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Fifteen minutes. Those fifteen minutes were the most agonizing and torturous I’d ever had, and yet, they were a precious gift too. I savored them. Like a parent who was oblivious until they got that call in the middle of the night. It was the before to a life forever more defined as the after. After the accident. After the red and blue lights flashed outside my house and the knock on my door divided my life in two. Forever more distinguishing The Before from The After.

I sat quietly at the kitchen table. Unable to drink the wine I’d poured for my conversation with Desi. I found myself doing something I hadn’t done for years. Praying.

Maybe it was looking into a mirror and seeing myself through the insecurities in my own daughter. Seeing the falseness of them. Seeing the destructive power in them. Afraid my baby girl would be consumed by the lies of them.

Maybe it was my mother’s voice and words and will stepping in to speak and act when I couldn’t. Whatever it was, I prayed for grace and strength. In a twisted way, I was even grateful.

Now that the fears that had defined my life had finally been realized, I could surrender. And in surrender I found freedom. So when the knock on my door came, I was ready.

And I opened it to My After.

Excerpted from Paint Me Fearless by Hallie Lee, Copyright © 2021 by Hallie Lee. Published by WordCrafts Press.

About the Author

Born and raised in Louisiana, most of Hallie Lee’s screenplays and novels are set in the south. Inspired by a landscape rich with cantankerous, salt of the earth folks, Hallie’s characters tend to be dramatic, but kind, and quirky, but smarter than they appear.

A move to the creative community of Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2005 gave her the opportunity to take up screenwriting. As her screenplays were recognized with awards and placements in various contests, she had the opportunity to learn from award winning talents like Kirk Ellis (The John Adams miniseries) and Ronnie Clemmer (A League of Their Own).

But alas, her heart is southern, and when she and her family made another move to Kentucky, it renewed her passion for writing novels. And southern story telling.

Paint Me Fearless is the first in The Shady Gully Series, a series which promises thought provoking, relatable journeys whose cast of characters tend to be ornery, but loveable.

It’s women’s literature. It’s book club fiction. It's faith based. It’s Hallie Lee.

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