The Betrayal- A Novella by Mary Parsons. A story of love, loss and forgiveness set with a backdrop of 9/11.

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Anna's husband is killed on 9/11 but that is just the beginning of the tragedy in her family. Her identical twin sister arrives at the door and the bottom of Anna's already shattered world drops down into unimaginable levels of grief and despair.

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The book is an easy, fast, and enjoyable read....
I highly recommend this book, this is one of my favorites!
Once I started it I couldn't put it down!

The Betrayal is a new novella by Mary Parsons. It is a short, captivating story of love, betrayal and redemption set with the back drop of 9/11. The main character is Anna who has a a good marriage, a loving husband and two beautiful daughters-all seems to be perfect in her world until her husband is killed on 9/11 and she finds that her world was not as perfect as she believed.    

Awash with grief and panic, Anna has just broken the news to her young twin daughters when her own twin sister appears at her door with a secret that will shatter Anna's already broken world.

Was the perfect world that Anna believed in just a sham? How will she be able to resolve the startling truth without Tom?

The 9/11 terrorist attacks are a backdrop to a story of a complicated relationship between twin sisters. The betrayal marks the end of one life for Anna and the rebuilding of a different kind of life. Does she owe it to her family to try to forgive but if she does, what will happen?

The novella presents the questions about betrayal nd forgiveness in an interesting readable story. A review on Amazon says:     " A thoughtful, intricate,compelling novella that effectively incorporates religious tradition, family dynamics of several generations and current cultural issues in the US. Artfully integrates the despair of 9/11 both on our society as well as individuals. The kind of book that you want to finish! "

Mary Parsons is retired from a career in the insurance claims industry. This is her debut novella and she is currently editing a novel which she will publish in the next few months. Mary is the sole caretaker of her elderly mother and the proud owner of a hound puppy names Spenser Banjo. They all live in Brunswick, ME.


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