Author: David Burnett
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
A good mother would never desert her children.
But it was exactly what Jennie had done. She had growled at her daughters, cursed her husband, and slammed the door as she stomped away. Twelve years later, she asks a judge for another chance to be a mother, a good one this time.
In court, she lists all of the reasons and all of her excuses: the demons of her bipolar disorder, the alcohol that flowed too freely at the bar where she had worked, the guys who came on to her. Now, sober, chaste, and on meds, she is a different person from the one who walked out. Nevertheless, her request for visitation meets a stone wall. Her former husband does not want to share his children with the woman who deserted them. Her daughters have busy lives that do not include her, and they recall nothing about her, nothing good, at any rate. The judge is skeptical.
Even if the judge were to grant the visitation rights she requests, only half her battle will be won. How can she ever convince her children to accept her as their mother?
Whether your hero is Frodo, Rocky Balboa, or the Rebel Alliance, if you enjoy watching the underdog scramble against the odds, you will enjoy following Jennie as she struggles to overcome her past.
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About the Author:
David Burnett lives near Charleston, South Carolina, where he walks on the beach almost every day and photographs the ocean, the sea birds, and the marshes that he loves. Three of his four books are set in Charleston, and he has always enjoyed the Carolina beaches.
David enjoys photography and has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, and a Native American powwow. He and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During trips to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen, and Kismul Castle on the Isle of Barra, the home of his McNeil ancestors.
He reports that he went to school for much longer than he wants to admit, and he has graduate degrees in psychology and education. He and his wife have two children and a blue-eyed cat named Bonnie.
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