Dear readers, From time to time I ask other authors to share their stories of faith, hope, and love in order to encourage you. Today, please welcome Mary Alford.

As a child, I grew up loving to go to the beach. Every vacation my family went on had to be to the beach…until one year when my husband and I visited the mountains. That was it. So long beach. I was hooked on the mountains.

I think we all have places like that. It’s where we go to recharge. Grow close to nature and to God. For me, it’s staring up at a mountain and feeling so small amongst the majesty before me.

Every time my husband and I visit our cabin in Colorado, I’m reminded of John Denver’s Rocky Mountain High.

He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below, he saw everything as far as you can see.

Now he walks in quiet solitude, the forest and the streams, seeking grace in every step he takes.

 His sight is turned inside himself, to try and understand the serenity of a clear blue mountain lake.

 And the Colorado Rocky Mountain high, I’ve seen it raining fire in the sky.

 You can talk to God and listen to the casual reply.

 Rocky Mountain high, Colorado. Rocky Mountain high. 

I never really understood that song until I visited the Rocky Mountains. The mountains get in your blood and they won’t let you go.

I think that’s why when I start a new book, I always gravitate toward the mountains as the setting. Such is the case in my new release from Love Inspired Suspense entitled, FRAMED FOR MURDER.

The book takes us from the fictional town of Painted Rock, Colorado in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado to the wild and rugged Alaskan terrain.

CIA Scorpion Agent Liz Ramirez is being set up to take the fall for her partner’s murder. There’s only one person who can help her, but she must first convince him she’s telling the truth and get him to agree to go rogue with her to find the evidence that might clear her name. The only problem is, the evidence is located in a small cabin at the foothills of the Alaskan Mountain Range and there are some very bad guys determined to keep Liz from finding that evidence.

Mary grew up in a small Texas town famous for, well not much of anything really. Being the baby of the family and quite a bit younger than her two brothers and her sister, Mary had plenty of time to entertain herself. Making up stories seemed to come natural to her.

As a teen, Mary discovered Phyllis Whitney and Victoria Holt and knew instinctively that was what she wanted to do with her over-active imagination. She wrote her first novel as a teen, (it’s tucked away somewhere never to see the light of day), but never really pursued her writing career seriously until a few years later, when she wrote her first inspirational romantic suspense and was hooked.

Today, Mary still lives in Texas, and still creates people facing dangerous situations. In fact, she can’t think of anything else she’d rather do. Learn more about Mary at, or send her an email at

Book Blurb: Framed for helping her partner smuggle guns—and then murdering him—CIA agent Liz Ramirez must find the evidence that will prove her innocence…before she’s caught or killed. So when her squad’s leader attempts to bring her in for questioning, she knows her future depends on convincing Aaron Foster to go rogue and help her. On the run from the rest of her team and the gun dealers who are convinced she knows the location of their missing weapons, Liz risks losing the proof that would clear her name. But will eluding her pursuers—and trying not to fall for the handsome commander—prove to be fatal?

FRAMED FOR MURDER is available now at:,, Barnes and Noble, or most online booksellers.

Guest Mary Alford – The Mountains Are Calling
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