J.D. Hammerton Pens New Coming-of-age Story

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‘Belle-Île’ tells of young boy who learns truth about real mother upon father’s passing.

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Protagonist Lile Lament lives day-to-day with a disfiguring scar on his face. As if suffering the crippling humiliation of the scar is not enough, his father just informed him the woman he called mother his entire life is actually his stepmother – his birth mother died when he was young. After slamming Lament with this shocking news, his father dies, leaving Lament with his stepmother and half brother. Author J.D. Hammerton invites readers to lament, with Lament, in her new coming-of-age novel, “Belle-Île” (published by AuthorHouse).

Hammerton takes readers on Lament’s hunt for the truth – a search which could cost him his life. As Lament closes in on the dark truth of his birth family, a rift with his half-brother continues to grow. A complicated love triangle between Lament’s birth mother and stepmother leads to a climax that neither Lament or his half brother may survive.

Hammerton is hopeful that her story, partially inspired by her own life, will help readers understand the damaging effects marital issues can have on children. She also aims to open readers’ eyes to the many other problems adolescents face, as she says it is “easy to forget growing up.”

“Belle-Île”
By J.D. Hammerton
Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 170 pages | ISBN 9781491836484
E-Book | ISBN 9781491836491
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
J.D. Hammerton was born and raised in Tennessee. She graduated from Rhodes College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and creative writing and spent the last couple of years traveling and teaching English abroad. “Belle-Île” is her first published novel.

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