NORFOLK, Va. (PRWEB) May 23, 2013
When is a girl considered a grown woman? Is it when she boldly paints her lips devil red or when she glides smoothly with pointy-toe stilettos? Author Michele Burden answers these in her new novel titled Dramatic Encounters. Packed with true-life challenges that could make or break a lady, she pens a valuable novel that reveals the real strength and worth of a woman.
In this book, readers can follow Keiadra Jonson whose life has been rough from the very beginning. Still not ready to rear a child, her biological parents made arrangements for her to be raised by foster parents. Life as an adopted daughter was not any good either. Just after she was taken home to her new family, her step father lost his job—the family’s sole source of income. He cheated on his wife, beat her up and finally left the family. Debra, now a single mom, is on her own to raise five daughters, plus, an unborn son from his no-good partner.
Debra somehow manages to rear her kids, affording a two-bedroom apartment while sending her kids to school. Despite her struggle to give her children the best life they could possibly have, her eldest daughter, Valerie who is barely 15, confesses she is pregnant. History does repeat itself. Debra conceived Valerie at 15 as well. Now she has one more mouth to feed.
Keiadra, meanwhile, at ninth grade grows up to become a rather disciplined teenager. While guys her age wore pants so low revealing multihued boxers and gals walked around with the tightest, shortest clothes possible, Keiadra put on her favorite outfit all the time: the same black pants and a green shirt. When she starts dating Brian, however, things change. She becomes pregnant, at 15. When her mother decides to abort the unplanned child, life is never going to be the same for her.
How Keiadra deals with teenage pregnancy and what becomes of her life, readers can follow in this riveting tale. Dramatic Encounters is a page-turner family saga that brings to light the modern challenges women face today.
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About the Author
Michele Burden attended Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk, Virginia, where she first decided to begin her writing career. She is a devoted mother of three beautiful children. Her motivation is to show her children that they can achieve whatever they like in life as long as they follow and believe in their dreams.
Dramatic Encounters * by Michele Burden
Publication Date: March 21, 2013
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