D'Arcy, 12, redheaded and freckled, curious and rebellious, wants to grow up and dominate her world.
Suzanne, not yet 18, wants only to marry her handsome lieutenant from Fort Riley, Jonathan Taylor.
The beginning of the Civil War and Suzanne's one night of passion sends everyone's lives in an unexpected direction. Jonathan is sent to the battlefields that will determine the survival of the nation. To avoid scandal in their small town, the girls are sent to Detroit to live with family.
They not only find a welcoming aunt and uncle, they discover a burgeoning city, both ugly and beautiful, rough and cultured, drunk and refined.
As she matures, D'Arcy develops a friendship with the older boy next door, and it changes her opinion of men. Fate throws both girls undreamed-of twists, and D'Arcy is forced to cope. A rash decision changes everything.
Will D'Arcy be prepared for the consequences?
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About the Author
She also has several thrillers, 'Desperate Ambition,' about a political assassination, 'The Right Society,' about a devout Christian family that moves into a religious community and finds it's easier to get in than it is to get out, and 'The Other Hand,' about a famous athlete who leaves his family for a young, virginal girl. Shortly after they divorce, she winds up slaughtered. He is the primary suspect, but not the only one.
Donna has a popular series of historical romances, "The Manhattan Stories", 'Jessica', 'Pillsbury Crossing', 'The Cabin' and 'Kimimela' and the most recently released "D'Arcy Curran".
A light-hearted work, 'Conversations With Skip,' is the story of a shelter dog adopted by a young woman having trouble sleeping after her divorce. With his unusual ability to communicate, he is soon running her life, arranging her romances, and teaching her to laugh again.
She has also written three screenplays, a stage play, poetry, short stories, and a deeply personal account of her grandmother's life titled 'Maude' which spent more than 16 weeks running on the Wall Street journal's best-sellers list, has been translated and published in Italy, with Russian and German translations soon to follow.
Donna stills takes occasional classes at UNLV and at writer's conferences and is an active member of the Anthem Author's in Henderson, NV.