New Novel Follows Two College Students Ensnared in Terrorist Plot

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Young adult couple unravels ‘The Sins of Our Parents’ in Anne Drover’s latest thriller.

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Both are determined to help make the world a better place and move beyond what they consider to be the selfish lives their parents have lived

From author Anne Drover comes a thrilling tale following two wealthy and privileged young adults as they enter prestigious colleges, only to have their seemingly idyllic existences – and the statures of their powerful families – turned upside down when they become embroiled in a terrorist plot. As the United States falls under attack, innocence will be lost, and dark secrets will be revealed in the pages of “The Sins of Our Parents.”

Jeffrey Coleman and Alison Goodrich, both college juniors when the story begins, are members of two wealthy and influential families from Biltmore Forrest, North Carolina. Jeffrey’s mother traces her family lineage back to ancestors who came to America on the Mayflower and some who were proud participants in the Civil War. Jeffrey’s dad, a North Carolina state senator, believes his destiny is to become President of the United States. His friend Alison’s dad is the successful political force behind him. The lifelong close relationship between Jeffrey and Alison fills the story with wonderful insights into their spiritual and intellectual growth. Both are determined to help make the world a better place and move beyond what they consider to be the selfish lives their parents have lived.

While Alison remains in Cambridge, Massachusetts, attending Harvard, Jeffrey spends his junior year at King’s College in London, England, where he meets and becomes intimately involved with A’la, a beautiful young woman from Saudi Arabia. Thus begins Jeffrey’s unwitting journey amid an intricate terrorist plot aimed at wreaking havoc on the United States. The resulting mayhem lays bare many of the family secrets of both Coleman and Goodrich family members, leading to an unpredictable final act forcing the young protagonists to come face to face with the ghosts of the past.

With numerous twists and turns, “The Sins of Our Parents” draws readers toward an ending that is surprising, poignant, and hopeful. This story blends the young adult romance, coming of age and political thriller genres, resulting in a page-turner that will certainly appeal to fans of the genres.

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About the Author
Anne Drover, the youngest of ten children, was raised in the village of Woodville, Massachusetts, part of Hopkinton. She is a graduate of Hopkinton High School and Worcester State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. She is the mother of five children and an interactive grandmother of ten. She is married to Martin Douglas Stafford, retired from his position as USAID’s assistant administrator for humanitarian Affairs. In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, attending live theater, political discussions, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. She and her husband reside in Westford, Massachusetts.

The Sins of Our Parents * by Anne Drover
A Novel
Publication Date: March 13, 2014
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 290 pages; 9781493182442
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 290 pages; 9781493182435
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