The last three years have not been drama-free for Anaya Patterson, despite the fact that she moved back in with her father after dropping out of college. Now in a relationship with a married man nearly twice her age, Anaya finds herself the talk of her small hometown as she relishes in the expensive gifts her boyfriend provides, including a luxury condo, expensive clothes, exotic vacations, and a customized Ford Mustang.
Anaya’s confidence and sense of security are overtaken by fear when her father passes away suddenly and her boyfriend dumps her once she decides not to abort their child. Now completely alone, pregnant, and broke, Anaya is forced to lean on the people she has resented the most her entire life, the members of First Bethany Christian Church.
To Anaya’s surprise, she is embraced with loving arms by her childhood church family, who is more than happy to help her in any way they can, including the pastor’s youngest son, Julian, whom Anaya hasn’t seen in over ten years. The two quickly find a connection, but their future happiness is threatened once secrets about Anaya’s past are exposed. Will new love prove strong enough to withstand the tribulation of scandal, or will backlash from those who don’t approve keep them apart?
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LaShanda Michelle is a best-selling novelist, a playwright, and an inspirational speaker. She has published several novels and short stories. All of her work has received favorable literary reviews.
Before launching her writing career, LaShanda spent her younger years in Huntsville, Texas, where she was born and raised. After high school she studied journalism at Sam Houston State University before enlisting in the United States Air Force.
Most recently she has developed presentations that focus on biblical teachings concerning love and relationships. She currently lives in Virginia Beach, VA with her husband, Vincent, and is working on her eighth novel.