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Living in the Rain: Riveting family drama

Living in the Rain: Riveting family drama

by Ann Ormsby
Living in the Rain: Riveting family drama

Living in the Rain: Riveting family drama

by Ann Ormsby


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If your soulmate gives you an ultimatum, is he really the one for you?

When Cassie Pennebaker was just fourteen years old, her mother suddenly abandoned her, leaving Cassie with her unpredictable, mentally unstable grandmother, Sally. From that moment on, Cassie had to pick up the pieces and be the responsible adult. Six years later, she's faced with an impossible decision: leave town with her boyfriend, Joe Darby, to pursue a college degree, a career as a foreign correspondent, and a whole new life-or stay and care for Sally, who cannot care for herself.

Somehow always caught in the middle, Cassie is being pulled apart by everyone else's needs. And it doesn't help when her coworker, Sierra, shows her how carefree life could be-if only the weight of Sally's past wasn't crushing Cassie's slim shoulders.

In this honest, heart-wrenching tale of unconditional love and familial devotion, Cassie must choose between an exciting future with Joe and doing what is right by Sally. Cassie must answer the question we've all asked ourselves at some time in our life: How much is she expected to sacrifice for someone she loves?

Ormsby peels back the layers of a family's complicated past in this poignant, realistic, and sincere novel. Living in the Rain, will touch your heart with moments of warmth and sadness and a cast of flawed but lovable characters not to be forgotten.

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ISBN-13: 9780578802121
Publisher: Ann Ormsby
Publication date: 06/01/2021
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Ann Ormsby is the author of two novels and many short stories that dig deep into family relationships. She has also written a number of opinion pieces about public policy issues. Her op-eds have run in the New York Daily News, The Newark Star-Ledger, The Huffington Post,, The Westfield Leader and The Alternative Press. Her short stories have appeared in the Greenwich Village Literary Review, Every Day Fiction, Pentimento Magazine, and October Hill Magazine.

"I thoroughly believe that the family you are born into and how the people in that family treat you determine who you will become. Family members can either be our biggest supporters or the most savage and damaging critics, but I have found that most people can be saved by one strong, loving, positive relationship early in life," said Ann.

The Recovery Room, her debut novel, raised the question of who should make a woman's most private decision and tells the stories of three very different women struggling with an unintended pregnancy. The book is a must-read for anyone pondering the question of reproductive rights.

Ann lives in the tri-state area with her husband and is the proud mother of two grown sons and one interesting cat who likes to take her on walks around their cul-de-sac.

Visit Ann's website at and follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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