Standifer’s New Book “Insufferable” is a Poignant, Time-hopping Story of Love, Faith, and the Innocence of Youth Destroyed by Selfish, Predatory, and Abusive Men

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Recent release “Insufferable” from Page Publishing author Standifer is a gripping and potent debut novel following the lives of three lovely and hopeful teenage girls who fall hard for the wrong man. Manipulation, lies, and physical violence violate the love and trust offered by Alva, Annie, and Bea, and despair and death follow.

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Standifer, a mother, grandmother, and pastor at Peaceful Waters Ministries who lives in Michigan with her husband, has completed her book “Insufferable”: a riveting tale inspired by the life of her own mother growing up in 1930s Detroit.

Ellis advised his attorney, Brian K. Rivers II, to let Judge Marcus Cummings know he wanted a bench trial. He willingly admitted he tried to kill Annie out of a jealous rage; but she survived his vicious attack. Ellis didn’t want Annie or her family to be subjected to further pain and devastation by giving testimony in open court. He didn’t want Annie to relive that insufferable night he left her tiny limp body for dead in a pool of her blood on the cold, bloody kitchen floor.
“Insufferable” author Rai Standifer tells the story of three beautiful teenage girls; Alva, Bea, and Annie. Growing up in Detroit in the late 1930s their lives intertwine with the handsome, debonair, and married Creole florist, twenty-five-year-old Marlowe Dulaine. Marlowe cultivates their young hearts with his irresistible charm, silver tongue, skillful lovemaking, and secrets. He passionately pursued each girl, mind, body, and soul; without either knowing about the other. First cousins Bea and Annie don’t have a clue. With sweet surrender, Marlowe steals their innocence; for them life becomes insufferable.

Although fiction, “Insufferable” life-line is based on real life stories Annie told about her teen years growing up a preacher’s daughter. Her mother Ivy passed when she was three years old. She and her two older brothers Oden Jr .and Vernon were raised by their father, Reverend Oden and his sister, her beloved Mother Sims.

Standifer writes, “’Insufferable’ was written as a tribute to Annie and for those young innocent teenagers experiencing love for the first time. It’s for the young and hopeful millennials motivated by love, and the right to make their own choices without judgments; it is for all who believe in pure love and romance, and those starry-eyed believers seeking love the second, third, or fourth time around.

"To those remarkable women and men who by the love, grace, and mercy of God, found the strength to overcome the pain and suffering of abusive love, stolen innocence, altered lives, ‘Insufferable’ celebrates you! God knows the plans he has for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you; plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11) Dare to hope, it does not disappoint. (Romans 5:5) With hope, live the life of love and happiness you imagine; you deserve!”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Standifer’s book is a heartbreaking story of betrayal and the abiding power of faith.

Readers who wish to experience this engrossing work can purchase “Insufferable” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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