New Book "snapdragon" Gives Tips for When the Parent-child Roles Change

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Author Allison St. James pens a true heartfelt tale of a struggling father-daughter relationship.

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Most of these themes have been pulled from my life lessons,” St. James said. “My struggle with my father is what inspired me to write this book.

With the roles of generations shifting, some Baby Boomers are learning the hardships and rewards of taking care of their elderly parents. After her mother passed away, Allison St. James details how her relationship with her father ultimately became stronger.

In Snapdragon, St. James shares an encouraging father-daughter story filled with lessons about love, hope and patience. Based on a true-story, the tale follows a daughter on her journey of faith after her mother’s loss to cancer. Depicting the communication issues a father can come across with his daughter, this story illustrates the grown woman’s fight towards gaining a relationship with her father – a strong-willed WWII veteran.

“What started out as scribbled notes in my prayer journal has now become a story of encouragement and hope,” says St. James. “I hope to motivate families that are torn apart by rage and resentment to forgive each other and make amends.”

With emotionally transparent characters and an action-packed plot, Snapdragon reflects issues that arise in many families, including forgiveness, jealousy, abandonment and betrayal.

“Most of these themes have been pulled from my life lessons,” says St. James. “My struggle with my father is what inspired me to write this book.”

Great for both the religious and those just looking for a new story, this drama-filled tale will amaze readers as the daughter’s faith is repeatedly tested by the difficult circumstances and adventures they shared together.

Snapdragon: A father-daughter story
By Allison St. James    
ISBN: 978-1-4497-8875-9
Pages: 227
Price: $17.95
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About the author
Allison St. James enjoys writing and has been a freelance writer for the past twelve years. She lives in California, with her husband, an architect. His adult children also live close by and have blessed them with four grandchildren.

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