| By Laura Bradford |
Jennifer was kind enough to invite me here today to tell you a wee bit about my newly released women’s fiction novel, A Daughter’s Truth.
For me, A Daughter’s Truth is about those moments in life that come out of nowhere and shake us to the core, leaving us to wonder who we are and how we will keep going. Sometimes, as is the case for Emma Lapp, that big moment comes at the hands of other people. Other times, those moments just happen—an unexpected loss, an illness, an act of nature, etc. Either way, though, when the proverbial smoke clears, we’re all left standing at the same crossroad with the same big decision. . . . Will the moment define me, or will I define the moment? That’s the question Emma must answer. And, at some point in our own lives, that’s a question we’ll likely have to answer as well.
Emma Lapp tries to be the perfect daughter, to earn the loving embrace of her family and her Amish community in Pennsylvania. Yet she can’t quite win her mother’s smile—or her forgiveness for a transgression Emma can’t quite place . . .
Emma knows she’s a reminder of her mother’s greatest sorrow, having been born on the same day Mamm lost her beloved sister. The one bright spot has been the odd trinkets anonymously left at her aunt’s grave each year on Emma’s birthday—gifts Emma secretly hides because they upset her parents. But the day she turns 22, a locket bears a surprise that sends her on an unexpected journey . . .
Searching for answers, Emma travels to the English world and finds a kinship as intriguing as it is forbidden. But is this newfound connection enough to leave behind the future she’d expected? The answers are as mysterious, and as devastating, as the truth that divides Emma from the only family, and the only life, she’s ever known . . .
Thanks, Jennifer, for letting me share a little bit about my new novel, A Daughter’s Truth, with your readers.