Thief Of Innocence
“Grab hold of this book; and you will for the first time understand the feeling of what a real page turner is all about. Its fresh style, gripping plot, and break away phrasing makes this new author a winner from the get go.” – Margaret Green, Avid Reader
Defying social convention in 1960, Laura marries before finishing high school. After graduation, she sets out to fulfill her dreams and discovers the depths and challenges of love, honor and treachery. She joins her husband, a navy seaman, and begins sailing the course of her life.
Laura’s journey into womanhood propels her into the company of military families and personnel representing the poor and the privileged, adversity and chaos. Living in a trailer park in shantytown next to a military base, she is subjected to the rawness that encircles her and her family and struggles to conquer its adversities while finding humor in its lighter side.
North meets South and cultural differences clash. Karen, on the surface, is Laura’s loving, older sister. Lead by jealousy and deceit, she is determined to cause Laura heartache and tragedy. Surrounded in a maelstrom of hardship mixed with joy, Laura’s naiveté fades against startling encounters in navy and civilian countercultures. What will imerge?
Her moral upbringing is challenged when a mob member offers to eliminate a cruel member of her family to protect her children. What will she decide?