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Trade Paperback
304 pages
May 2004
Bethany House

A Certain Truth: The Trials of Kit Shannon

by James Scott Bell

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"Bell continues his TRIALS OF KIT SHANNON series with Kit and her new husband, Ted Fox, returning from their Hawaiian honeymoon. A murder aboard the ship soon embroils Kit in the defense of the accused, the dead man's widow. Is the woman as pitiful and innocent as she appears, or is she the first to dupe Kit into defending a guilty client?

"In 1900s Los Angeles, Kit has fought for respect as a female lawyer in a man's city. Now, as a married woman, she faces redoubled persecution from people of both sexes who think she should retire to keep hearth and home.

"This third outing in the series outshines the first two by far. The characters have depth and authenticity and the plot takes unexpected yet believable turns. More active sentence structure would have strengthened the story, but one hardly notices in this truly entertaining read." -- Romantic Times

Book Jacket:

A Certain Truth recreates the rough-and-tumble world of early 20th-century Los Angeles, including the legal arena where lawyer Kit Shannon battles for the rights of her clients. Her strength and faith are tested like never before as she struggles to uphold justice and the law—most of all, the truth.

Aboard an ocean liner with her new husband, Kit Shannon Fox is contacted by a desperate woman who fears something terrible is about to happen to her. And then the young woman's husband turns up dead on the ship—and she instantly becomes the leading suspect.

Kit decides to defend the woman and finds herself embroiled in the politics of a small Southern California town. During what proves to be an unusually challenging and confusing trial, Kit begins to doubt whether her client is as innocent as she declares.