Cynthia Blockerman’s mother.
Lawrence Igby “Lucky Larry” Luzor
A frustrated novelist wannbe he believes he has magic-like powers of luck. He lives in Plano, Texas.
Lucky Larry’s live-in girlfriend.
An attorney/private detective living in Sherman, Texas.
An attorney/private detective. She and Rebecca Ranghorn are close friends and share an office.
A music professor at a junior college in Dallas. Greg Tenorly’s old friend and college roommate.
A free-lance graphic artist living in Sugarland, Texas.
Kroger “Crow” Bagley, Jr.
Works at the family-owned Bagley’s Food Mart in Sugarland, Texas.
Greg Tenorly was the luckiest man in the world. The woman of his wildest dreams wasstanding beside him—at their
. He knew he didn’t deserve her. Anybody couldsee that. He saw himself as a balding, average-looking 35-year-old. Cynthia was a strikingly beautiful 30-year-old redhead. He wouldn’t have been surprised if Cupid himself had flown in tobreak up the crazy mismatch.But Cynthia saw something in Greg she couldn’t resist. Something she should have looked forin the eyes of her
groom. Troy was a rugged, handsome man. Nothing wrong with that. But he was also an abuser. And all the love he’d ever given her meant nothing after that first brutal slapacross the face. Then came the boozing and hitting and steady barrage of obscenities.So, this time around Cynthia was looking for something different. Greg was kind andthoughtful and funny. And regardless of what Greg thought, she
find him attractive—even ontheir first meeting. And the more she got to know him, the more attractive he became. She wasn’tmarrying him just because he was a nice guy. She truly had the hots for him.It was Thursday night, 6:20 PM. Greg and Cynthia were finishing up a run-through of theceremony at First Baptist Church, Coreyville, where Greg was part-time music director. They were well on their way to happily ever after. Everything was perfect.Until the phone call.Cynthia’s mother, Beverly, was serving as her Maid of Honor. She had girlfriends her age atFirst State Bank where she was a vice president. But her mom was her closest friend. It might haveseemed a little odd to some people—no mother sitting on the second pew, crying. No father to walkher down the aisle and give her away. She wished so much he was still alive to share in the joy.“And then, Greg, I will invite you to kiss your bride,” said Dr. Huff, pastor of the church.