In Sins of the Father, book #2 in Sister Christian Series, Hannah Rice is recovering from emergency surgery. In order to make her time in the tiny house more bearable and to find out more about his sister, Doctor Richard Mason begins sending for Hannah's items that have been locked away in storage for decades. As each box arrives and the antique item are unpacked, Hannah proudly relays their stories to him telling him tales of their mother's side of the family. Including the story of the original Renoir oil painting that Mason salivates over until he's told the beautiful nude woman depicted in it is none other than his own great-grandmother. All of these things also bring with them memories Hannah would rather leave buried but they can be denied no longer. As the last of the painful family secrets come to light it's up to Mason, and his unconventional methods to help Hannah confront the ugliness of her past in hopes that she can
set upon the path to regaining her life.
About the Author
It was in the 4th grade when Lisa Beth Darling discovered she was a naturally gifted writer. For her very first creative writing assignment, the teacher asked the class to pen a story about a baby bird's first flight and read them to the class. Putting pencil to paper, Lisa was instantly whisked away by a force she couldn't explain. When they were finished, all of the children read their happy stories to the class. Not Lisa. She got up and told of how the baby bird flew too high, hit a plane, crashed to the ground and died. She told of how the mama bird and daddy bird cried of how even God was upset sending the rains pouring from the sky. The class was speechless when she finished all they could do was stare at her. The teacher kept her after class told her the story was very good but it was different from the others. She asked Lisa if she'd ever heard of Icarus and did she base her story on him. Lisa had yet to encounter Greek Mythology or hear a whisper of Icarus. As Lisa left the classroom the teacher again told her how good the story was but suggested she might want to write something happier next time. When Lisa asked her teacher: "Why?" The teacher had no answer. Luckily for us, Lisa never took that teachers' advice. Today she brings us complex multi-layered stories rich with the trials and tribulations that make up the world in which we live. Not one to be pigeonholed into any single genre, Lisa's stories revolve around the intricacies of couples from range the intimacy of lovers, to mothers and sons, and brothers and sisters. Lisa Beth Darling is 49 years-old, lives in her hometown of New London, CT with her husband of nearly 30 years, Roy. She is the author of more than fifteen novels along with several short stories and non-fiction books.