When Mia's father abandons his family, his wife falls into a deep depression. Although she's only 14, Mia must take on roles and responsibilities that ensure her siblings are fed, clothed, and protected from the dark rages of their mother. She describes how the challenges of poverty, physical abuse and family secrets affect the small family, while still finding ways to enjoy her teen years with high school parties, playing cards, and her first love.
Dawn Michelle Boykin has lived a lifetime of moments that are down to earth, intriguing, and entertaining. People relate to her Chase series because she has always been told, "You need to write a book." Using this advice, she did just that. Starting with a small collection of personal journals, Michelle combined pieces of her life and a unique imagination to create characters and a series of books you will not be able to put down. Her fi rst book, Before the Chase. introduces the breathtaking journey of her main character, Mia James. Sequels with Mia include The Chase, Straight No Chaser, The End of the Chase, and Cut to the Chase.
Michelle and her husband Ty are originally from Columbia, South Carolina. They have four adult children and currently live in Charlotte, North Carolina. You can send feedback to her Facebook page Before the Chase.
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I could not believe what an amazing job the author did with the tone and outstanding plot. The characters were all well developed, and you could connect with the misfortunes and the happiest moments, Fantastic job Dawn B! Can not wait for the next book!