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The Story Behind “Sister Dear” (No Spoilers!)

It’s just six short weeks from the release of Sister Dear! I’m really excited to share Allie’s story with you. I hope that you find her journey compelling, challenging, and, ultimately, uplifting.

Though Sister Dear centers on a woman accused of a brutal crime she didn’t commit … the story behind the story is a bit different … but just as heart-wrenching.

sister dear copyYears ago, a close friend of mine shared an incident about her past, an experience which set her life on an entirely different trajectory than she ever expected. My friend grew up in a tight-knit community in the Deep South in a loving family. She was a good student, a star athlete, and had big dreams and goals. And just before she was able to spread her wings and start her life journey, she made a devastating mistake.

Caught with a small amount of illegal drugs in her car, she and her friend were brought in front of a local judge and asked to divulge the “supplier.” Believing she was doing the right thing, she and her friend refused. Angered, the judge decided to make an example of the two teenagers and sentenced them to six months in jail. To this day, my friend is haunted by that decision in every aspect of her life.

Sister Dear, at its core, center on how, despite the best laid plans, our lives can change in an instant. The story is about love and loss, jealousy and revenge, and right and wrong. It’s about betrayal from the people we love and trust, and the secrets that can save and destroy a family. And as you read the last few pages and close the book, I hope that you discover that the story is also very much about faith, hope, and forgiveness.

Please consider pre-ordering Sister Dear now, as this week I’ll be launching the first of several BIG giveaways, including a Kindle Fire, a Fit Bit, and signed copies of Sister Dear!

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BTW, I’d love it if you added Sister Dear to your GOODREADS shelf:
Sister Dear

Have a great day and stay tuned here and on social media for more details about the giveaways!



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  1. Congratulations on your new book!

    1. Thank you SO much! Am excited and April 19th will be here before I know it!!!!

  2. Suzi Maddox says:

    I have pre-ordered my copy. I can’t wait until its delivered!

    1. Thank you Suzi! Miss you!!!!!!

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