Licensed Therapist and Author with Urban Christian/Kensington Publishing Explores Identity, Hope, and Relationship Baggage in Third Novel

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Recent reality shows, like VH1’s Hollywood Exes, are raking in viewers by showcasing women struggling to redefine themselves post high-profile relationship. However, redefinition is not limited to the rich and famous. Therapist Leslie J. Sherrod begins a new suspenseful fiction series highlighting one woman’s journey to make sense of her own past regrets and current realities, all while trying to save the world as a social worker.

A message for women struggling...with who they are

From the highly noted author of LIKE SHEEP GONE ASTRAY and SECRET PLACE comes a riveting new series with twists and turns to the end, with a message for women struggling to come to terms with who they are apart from the men they loved and lost. In LOSING HOPE, social worker Sienna St. James has a complicated past and an alarming Tuesday morning. In one single day, every advance Sienna has made to get over her long lost globe-trotting husband unravels in unexplainable fashion. From a mysterious package that hails from another continent to a new teen client who claims to have a missing sister, Sienna finds herself in the middle of a city-wide scandal, all while sorting out the painful details of her personal life. At center are two suspicious foster parents, a mega-church ministry leader, and Sienna’s own fragile emotions over a man who changed the direction of her life. It’s a test of her professional and moral will as Sienna seeks closure from a love she never understood and answers about whether a little girl named Hope ever existed. And if she did, where is she now? In this first installment of the suspenseful Sienna St. James Series, finding hope in the midst of questions and chaos becomes essential when life takes an unexpected turn.

Leslie J. Sherrod, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, is a wife, mother of three, and a licensed social worker providing therapy to children and families. Her novels include LOSING HOPE (Urban Christian/Kensington, 2012); SECRET PLACE (Urban Christian, Kensington, 2011), which was featured in Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library Writer’s LIVE! series as well as local CBS and NBC affiliates; and LIKE SHEEP GONE ASTRAY (Grand Central Publishing, 2006), which was featured on AOL’s Black Voices and received a starred review from BookList. She is also a contributor to the bestselling A CUP OF COMFORT series (Adams Media). Sherrod will be touring this fall to promote her latest title and is available for interviews, events, and other inquires.

ISBN-13: 9781601627292
Free review copy available by request
LOSING HOPE is Available Wherever Books are Sold Including Barnes & Noble and Amazon

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