Born of Sin

Born of Sin

by Pamela Hart Vines


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Born of Sin is the story of a complex and layered African American family that deals with the affects of betrayal, unrequited love, and the desire to have something more.

Conceived out of wedlock and "Born of Sin," Jacob Dewitt suffers deeply at the hands of his resentful stepfather. In the midst of family chaos, Jacob is shipped off to boarding school. Years later, when the school expels him, he believes he can't go back home.

As a young man alone on the streets of Pittsburgh, Jacob lies about his age and assumes a new identity. Intelligent and ambitious, he soon gets recruited by the city's crime organization. Yearning for acceptance, Jacob embraces his new family that consists of an up-and-coming Madame, his primary mentor, and the other drug runners.

He grows up fast. It doesn't take long for the big boss to discover Jacob's quick mind and other talents. Despite his rising status, Jacob yearns for a righteousness the streets can't provide. To fill the void, he attends the local university and uses his gifted knowledge about the Bible to encourage his crew. Word of mouth spreads and miraculous things happen to the people he helps. Unfortunately, Jacob discovers that church and crime are an unholy union.

Alternating between the fictional town of Edgeboro, North Carolina in 1976 and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the early 1980's, Jacob must choose between leaving the street family that embraced him and seeking a legitimate life with the family that disowned him.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781518864162
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/21/2015
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Pamela Hart Vines is a writer, a poet, and a veteran Army officer. She served twenty years in the military and now devotes her full time to writing and running her crisis management firm, Troop Public Relations. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership from Webster University. Her other passions include reading, sewing, cruising and discussing natural hair techniques with anyone who'll listen. Pamela is an Aliquippa, Pennsylvania native. She and her husband live in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Active on social media, you can join Pamela's conversations on Twitter @The_Write_Won and subscribe to her blogs: and

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Born of Sin 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hooked from the beginning and continued to read every spare moment I had. So, why not five stars? To be fair to potential purchasers, I accounted for a few editing mishaps. Even with the mishaps, this is a page turner and you won't be disappointed.