Prairie Grove, Illinois, October, 1906….A story of dark secrets. A hidden past.
A lovely teenage girl lives in a French Châteauesque mansion with a tyrannical father who ignores her until her mother dies.
Meet Julianna DeSantis, a young woman forced to grow up quickly because of her father’s advances. Julianna flees her Midwestern village to escape her tortured past, but returns years later as the beautiful village librarian everyone’s talking about.
So who is this mysterious beauty? Why does she put up walls? And why is she single? These are questions villagers ask, but Julianna has a secret that could make her an outcast, and villagers must never know what happened in the dark turreted mansion.
Follow Julianna as she develops from girl to woman, trying to make sense of the world. Root for her. Cheer her on as she strives to lead a happy, fulfilled life.
This poignant story will lift you up.
Will you follow Julianna on her journey?
|Publisher:||Lydia Anne Klima|
|File size:||382 KB|
About the Author
Born in Chicago, Lydia loved history, literature and writing from an early age. She was an avid reader, and a fan of Masterpiece Theater and American Playhouse while in grade school. Lydia graduated with a history degree from Loyola University in Chicago. She worked as a sales rep, a résumé writer, and an executive secretary. After getting her MBA, Lydia was offered jobs at top companies, which she turned down to pursue writing. She writes about female characters overcoming many obstacles to live happy, triumphant lives. They are survivors, not victims.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Could not put it down!
JULIANNAS SECRET is a story about childhood abuse and how the effects carry into adulthood. There is redemption and forgiveness. This is a book worth reading for those dealing with these issues.