Author Kathleen Dutton announced the release of her romantic suspense novel, Out of Habit, at multiple online retailers. The book tells the story of Allison “Allie” Weston, a young woman who has lived under the sheltering care of the nuns at St. Ives Institution since age ten.
Like many children who enter the foster care system, Allie struggles to leave behind the nightmares of a tragic childhood. After her college graduation, she contemplates taking the vows to become a nun. Sister Margaret, who served as her guardian for many years, insists she experience life outside the institution before answering the calling and committing her life to God.
A chance meeting brings rookie reporter Ryan Harper into Allie’s life, and he senses a story in her. As the pair gets to know each other, Ryan begins to suspect dark secrets hidden in the shadows of Allie’s past, and he hungers to break the story.
A soulful love story
Ryan never bargained on falling in love with Allie, and he must maintain the delicate balance between unleashing the secrets of her tormented past without shattering her in the process. He offers his unyielding support and love, encouraging her to examine her past traumas so she can move forward and heal. With Ryan by her side, Allie faces the shattering truth of her past and works to “change the things we do strictly…Out of Habit.”
Readers who like their romance clean and their novels with a twist of suspense will enjoy Out of Habit. Reviews praised Dutton’s writing for its well-rounded characters, clean romance, and the emotional, spiritual story she conveys. Suspenseful enough to keep readers turning page after page, the book shows the path Allie takes as she dares to change her story.
Author Kathleen Dutton
Since childhood, Kathleen Dutton has enjoyed crafting stories and creating worlds of unlimited possibility. Having retired from the professional world as a clinical engineer, she now resides in Michigan with her family. She spends her spare time penning novels in the same area where Hemmingway wrote his early works. As an author, she enjoys writing suspenseful stories to keep readers engaged and captivated by the characters’ journey.
Get a copy at multiple retailers online
Readers interested in picking up a copy of Out of Habit by Kathleen Dutton can do so at the following retailers:
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