Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself.
Hi! I’m Savvy McCord. My day
job, if you could call it that, is firefighting, and I teach second graders at
Tell us about where you live and why you choose to
I live in the country just outside
Harrison, North Carolina. Rori Harmon is my closest neighbor and my best friend
since elementary school. I hung out at her house more than I lived in mine. My
parents, well, we didn’t have the best relationship. Not since my sister died.
I almost moved away after Beck
left, but I just knew that eventually, he would come back.
What is a quirk of your personality that most people
Most of the time, I wear
pants and long sleeves to cover the scars on my arms and legs from the same gas
explosion that killed my sister. Prevents the gawkers and rude questions.
What obstacles did you have to overcome to reach your
You mean besides Beck
actually coming home, right? LOL. Well, Beck surprised me by showing up at
Rori’s wedding, and my date, Corbin, the local vet, wasn’t exactly thrilled.
Corbin knew it was over then. But the biggest issue? Whether Beck was back home
for good or just stopping through.
Tell us about your knight in shining armor. What makes
When we were kids, he was
always trying to make me feel better about my home life. He was always finding
ways to make me laugh when I was down. But now? Can you believe I stumbled upon
him at the hospital? I’d stopped by to visit Maria, a teenager we pulled out of
a house fire. He was amazing. Kind and gentle, and trying to make her feel
better about her scars. Did you know he was the one who brainstormed “Savvy
Scars,” a support group for teen burn survivors? As if that weren’t enough, he
fixed my house after a storm rolled through while I was working, surprised me
with a picnic dinner at the fire station, and gifted me with Purrtygirl, a
homeless kitten. And did I mention the man can kiss? Oy!
But none of that compares
with his newfound faith and how he’s always whispering that I’m beautiful...
The first time you saw him, what did you think? Did
you like him immediately, or did he have to grow on you?
Haha. That’s kind of a trick
question. We grew up together, so a little of both, I guess. It just took him a
few years and much life experience to get to the same point. But, that’s OK
because now he’s home to stay.
Burn survivor Savvy McCord
doesn't blame her best friend for running away. She can't even look at her
scars without wincing. When Beck's disappearing act spans years, she
relinquishes dreams of love and marriage.
Unable to face Savvy's expectations
of happily-ever-after, Beck Harmon deserts her, far away from the rumors that
he's just like his father. When the wanderer returns, dreams of forever blossom
in Savvy's heart, but she worries he'll leave again.
Can Beck convince Savvy
that her true beauty comes from her inner strength and faith? Will his idea to
help burn victims regain their self-confidence restore Savvy's trust in him?
Will love be what the wanderer needs to find peace for his hurting soul?
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