A literary and fiction novel is set for release this November. The book, by an Amazon best seller Amanda Summerbell, now available on Amazon,on Barnes & Noble as well as all other ebook retailers . The novel “Family Sins” tells a tantalizing story which the author promises will keep readers turning pages without a break. The book is available on paperback and Nook and Kindle.The novel, which mainly tackles social issues, such as drug and substance abuse, is a young adult literary work of fiction that has quickly become a favorite among chick-lit fans as well.
The novel stars a sixteen-year-old Kat Menninger. Her mother died while she was seven, leaving her in the care of an abusive, drunk father in a shack in Longview, West Virginia. When Kat is busted shoplifting dinner at a convenience store, local cop Ed Stein gives her a choice: do time, or enter a program for troubled youth, assisting the elderly. She chooses the latter, and is paired up with Delilah Grand, a former Vegas showgirl with crippling arthritis.
Once Kat begins to feel safe in Delilah's home, she changes her dark, grunge look back to the original bright, blonde girl she was, and stops skipping school. She also lands a part-time job at a local bookstore and befriends a co-worker who eventually asks her out. Her newfound confidence is lost, though, when a routine locker search at school yields a copious amount of marijuana. Will running away land her in more trouble than Delilah or even Ed can help get her out of this time?
As Kat befriends Delilah and cleans up her act, she stumbles upon clues that all is not as it seems. Someone is going to great lengths to keep her from discovering the truth, and the deeper she digs, the closer she is to danger.
The novel is a must read for young adults, the author promises that the main character Kat will resonate with them. “The teenage fringe-kid every youth can relate to, whether through morbid curiosity or all-too-painful relatability! This is a Coming-of-Age Story that will Shock, Anger, and Tug at Your Heart-Strings, but ultimately Leave You Feeling Amazed at the resiliency of youth and the flickering will to survive & thrive in the human spirit,” said the author as she gave a hint on what the readers can expect from the book.
The book cover page has a captivating photo of a young girl. The book is illustrated by Clarissa Yeo. The 186 pages novel is being published by Wise Words Publishing an affiliate of Tell-Tale Publishing Group, LLC. The publishing house has given readers a number of motivational books, literary and fiction books that have received a warm reception with some turning out to be best sellers.
About Amanda Summerbell
Amanda Summerbell is a native Northern Virginian and mother of four girls. She has been writing since she was nine, when she got her first Smith Corona typewriter for her birthday. At the age of 10, she got her first rejection from Bantam Doubleday. Since then, Amanda has self-published two novels as well as several short stories. Amanda has a BA from George Mason University. Amanda also loves cooking, gardening and watching movies.
About Wise Word Publishing
Wise Words Publishing was created to better meet the unique interests and needs of literary and fiction readers. Their titles include motivational titles, from heart-warming human interest to edgy New Age inspiration. Wise Words Publishing Imprints cover literary fiction novels, how-to books and informational texts. Wise Words Publishing's goal is to offer superior works for discriminating readers, regardless of their interests or aspirations.