Chet: Whispers From the Past


Book 1
Sandy Cedars Publishing

30 years ago Charles Tucker lost everything that made life worth living. A brutal car accident killed his son. A short time later painful cancer took his wife.

The arrival of the Saunders family casts Charles’ life into turmoil, tearing open unhealed wounds. Without his help the Saunders’ financial troubles threaten to destroy them, but helping them risks destroying everything Charles spent a lifetime building.

Over all the turmoil looms Chet, the battered old ‘64 Chevy pickup that carried Charles’ son to his death. For 29 years Charles blamed the old pickup for his devastating losses, locking Chet away in an old barn.

The most intriguing mysteries refuse to stay locked up. Solving this one promises an enchanting adventure for the whole family.

Publisher's note: Whispers From the Past is the first in the Chet series of inspirational fiction books. This heart warming story shares Christian values in a coming of age setting that is suitable for adult and young adult readers alike.

Larry Murray is a successful author who prides himself on writing values based novels that timelessly connect with people across generations. The Chet series is published by Sandy Cedars Publishing and is available as eBook and print editions.

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About the author

 Born and raised in rural Idaho, Larry's childhood on the family farm was rich in work, as well as opportunities to explore the natural world. What was missing, was exposure to the broader world, lying somewhere beyond the fence line of the farm. All that changed as he learned to read on his own. Although farm life left little time for reading, stolen hours between chores, or when he was supposed to be asleep at night, were spent devouring every book he could get his hands on. If the author could describe it, Larry could imagine it, and together they traveled around the world, across the solar system, and on to the stars beyond.

Growing up in the midst of the space race and triumphant moon landing, Larry was drawn to the technical disciplines. He amassed decades of technical writing before embarking on his own adventure, writing his first novel. You can find out more about Larry and his current projects at 

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Sandy Cedars Publishing
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Published on
Jan 25, 2014
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Family & Relationships / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Fiction / Christian / General
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Juvenile Fiction / Religious / Christian / Family
Juvenile Fiction / Religious / Christian / Values & Virtues
Religion / Christian Life / Personal Growth
Religion / Christianity / Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Religion / Inspirational
Religion / Spirituality
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It should have been easy, all Charles Tucker wanted to do was buy a much needed truck. Charles’ search for the right pickup results in a bizarre wager, plunging Charles and the salesman into a faceoff that changes his life—and the life of his family—forever.

The Emergence Collection chronicles the life of an ordinary man and his decidedly unusual ’64 Chevy pickup truck.

From Out of Nowhere jumps forty years into the past, exploring how Chet came to join Charles and Emily’s family, and the heartbreaking consequences that no one could have possibly foreseen.

Whispers From the Past confronts the universal human trials of loss and grief, and the realization that life doesn’t end when we lose everything that’s important to us, even though it feels like it should. Trapped in the agony of his past, Charles has locked the instrument of his loss in an old barn, in a vain attempt to close the most painful chapter of his life.

In a heartwarming journey of self discovery, Charles learns to trust, share, and love, allowing strangers to become his friends. In the process, he faces his demons and learns that even the instrument of our wounding can help us heal.

Strength Beyond Our Own continues the story of Charles and the Saunders family, exploring the devastation wrought when someone we love chooses the path of selfishness.

At fourteen, David Saunders’ father walks out of his life, leaving him to look after his mother and younger sister. Still reeling from his father’s betrayal, a devastating accident snatches away David’s mentor and the guidance he needs to grow into manhood.

With nothing but Chet, an old ’64 Chevy pickup that he doesn’t even know how to drive, David and his family must hold things together in the face of the most brutal Idaho winter to come along in the last hundred years.

With everything stacked against them, does Chet possess enough magic to bring about one more miracle?

Publisher's note: The Emergence Collection consists of the prequel novella From Out of Nowhere, and the first two full length novels in the enchanting Chet series of inspirational fiction books. This heartwarming series shares Christian values in a family setting that is suitable for adult and young adult readers alike. The collection contains over 367,000 words, equaling more than 1,100 pages.

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