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A shocking, engrossing story about domestic violence, infidelity, and a womans fight to re-claim her right to decide her own destiny. The pages flare with dramatic twists and turns.Rose Thorn is a high-school dropout who struggles with herMoreA shocking, engrossing story about domestic violence, infidelity, and a womans fight to re-claim her right to decide her own destiny. The pages flare with dramatic twists and turns.Rose Thorn is a high-school dropout who struggles with her husbands perpetual infidelity, spousal abuse, and his malicious endeavors to keep her subservient by robbing her of her God-given right to decide her own future. As the abuse escalates Rose takes matters into her own hands and makes decisions that sends her flying over international waters to save her and her young daughters lives. Laverne Fine, a talented cosmetologist, struggles with her doubts regarding her lovers identity and nationality. She grapples with her fears of the reasons why her lovers Brooklyn-based mother is adamant in keeping her sons identity and nationality a secret. Wendy Arnold, a well-respected Brooklyn-based College Professor is crumpling under the stress and strains of her long-distance relationship with her Jamaica-based high school sweetheart, Miles. In the express lane to middle age she wants to marry and bear children. Her lover, Miles also wants to marry Wendy and start a family, but theres one big hurdle: While winging back and forth between Jamaica and America the two had become successful in their respective careers- and neither is willing to uproot.Set in Mandeville, Jamaica, and Brooklyn, New York, the storyline deals with issues such as spousal abuse, infidelity, a woman s right to decide her own destiny, and the stresses and strains of the immigration laws thrust on relationships and family life. But the real reason for writing the story was to inspire high school and college drop-outs to pull themselves up, brush themselves off and get back on track to realize their lives goals and aspirations. (Sandra A. Ottey)About the AuthorSandra A. Ottey was born in Jamaica but has lived most of her adult life in the US. She earned a Bachelors Degree from Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York, and a Masters degree from Polytechnic University. She currently lives in New York where shes working on her second novel.