Based on true events, Tree of Lives is a riveting two-track story of a horrific public murder in 1930 that became a long buried family secret. The lost ghost of the murderer, Raymond, roams the earth until his abused great niece, Ruth, a promising artist, confronts her deeply troubled family. It is a story of unfolding forgiveness, survival and triumph over unaddressed trauma as this determined woman navigates her thorny life path. Illustrated.
Good thing she was brought up to con people. Even better that she has always had a little bit of ‘mind magic’ as her Mam calls it.
Small cons are all she’s ever done. This time her family needs a big chunk of cash and the best way to do that is a long con.
The target? A honeypot scheme involving a powerful man running for Governor .
And the Gubernatorial candidate’s Communications Officer? Too bad he’s the first guy she’s been interested in, well, forever.
Even though politics are dangerous, politicians may be deadly.
Would you defend yourself if someone attacked you? Would you kill them? What if you knew they’d stop at nothing to kill you? Would you kill them then? What if that someone was your own mother? Would that make a difference; should it?
Tiffany is a seventeen year old girl who’s caught in a battle for existence. As Tiffany tries to claim rights to her own life and mind, her abusive mother struggles to maintain control. Pouring her hatred for the world onto her daughter, Tiffany suffers under her mother’s guise of concern as her mother convinces everyone that Tiffany’s wounds are self-inflicted. Fighting to prove she’s not mentally unstable and seeking escape from her mother’s tyranny, Tiffany must make the ultimate choice as to who lives and who dies. Is her redemption and vindication worth the price of her soul?
Targeted Age Group:: New Adult
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to call attention to the cruelty of child abuse in hopes that awareness can help save lives. I thought about different situations I have heard about and I expanded on those ideas. I hope it helps make a difference!
Who are your favorite authors?
Kathleen O’Neal Gear and W. Michael Gear (http://www.gear-gear.com/pb.shtml)
Stephenie Meyer (http://stepheniemeyer.com/)
Charlaine Harris (http://charlaineharris.com/)
Suzanne Collins (http://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com/)
Jean M Auel (http://www.jeanauel.com/)
Veronica Roth (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4039811.Veronica_Roth)