By: Fran Hawthorne
Stephen F. Austin State University Press, 2022
When Miranda’s fiancé, Russ, is being vetted for his dream job as a government prosecutor, the couple joke that Miranda’s parents’ history as antiwar activists in the Sixties might jeopardize Russ’s security clearance. The real threat, however, emerges after Russ’s employer discovers that Miranda was arrested for felony kidnapping seven years earlier – an arrest she’d never bothered to tell Russ about.
Miranda tries to explain that she was helping her best friend, caught in a nasty divorce battle, take her daughter to visit the grandparents in Israel. The repercussions of this “help” will unravel three families’ long-held secrets.
About the Author
I’ve been writing novels since I was four years old, although I was sidetracked for a few decades by journalism. In addition to my eight award-winning nonfiction books (mainly about consumer activism and healthcare), I’ve been an editor or regular contributor for The New York Times, Business Week, Fortune, and other publications. But I never abandoned my true love: My second novel, I Meant to Tell You, is being published in November 2022 by Stephen F. Austin State University Press.
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