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The China Doll by Deborah Nam-Krane, Keri Knutson

Hypocrisy, half truths and lies...

Sick of being treated like she's going to break, Jessie Bartolome is back to her old ways and calling everyone on their hypocrisy. Sheesh! One little breakdown and even easygoing Martin Shepard thinks she's too fragile to handle their age difference. Good thing her older and equally yummy teaching assistant Robert Lester thinks otherwise...right?

After spending so long cleaning up after everyone else, Jessie's cousin Richard has never had the time to start a life of his own. However had he managed to find his girlfriend Zainab? So what is Richard going to do now that everyone else has grown up? Marry Zainab and start a family? Things have never been that easy for a Hendrickson...just ask his cousin Michael.

Richard's mother, Lucy, is one of the most powerful women in Boston... so when is she going to put a stop to the blackmail ruthless Alex Sheldon has been holding over her for years? And if Richard knows more than he's letting on, why hasn't he gone after Alex himself? The question is, how much does he- or anyone else- really know?

Welcome to the Bartolome/Hendrickson family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495472114
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/29/2014
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Deborah Nam-Krane is a writer living in Boston proper who has been storytelling since she was a little girl and writing those stories down since she was eight. Any given day will find her reading, writing, reviewing, editing and, just for fun, homeschooling her three school-aged children (she's very grateful the fourth is now college-aged).

The China Doll is the third installment of the New Pioneers series, the sequel to The Smartest Girl in the Room (March 2013) and The Family You Choose (September 2013). While her long suffering editor works her magic on the fourth installment Let's Move On, Deborah is working on the fifth. That book will be set in the world of Boston and Massachusetts politics, and her job will be to tone down the true stories she's heard so they seem believable.

Deborah is all over the place on the internet- no, really- but the best way to keep in touch is to follow her blog Written By Deb and subscribe to her newsletter (only publishing news, never spam).

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Caroline-Fardig More than 1 year ago
Deborah Nam-Krane has done it again!  Just when I thought her characters couldn’t have more depth or go through more trials, she hit me again with her latest novel, THE CHINA DOLL.  This third book in THE NEW PIONEERS SERIES centers around Jessie, the youngest of the main characters, frankly never one of my favorites—until now!   A couple of years have passed since the second book in the series, THE FAMILY YOU CHOOSE, and a few things have changed.  I’ll not spoil it for anyone, because you must read the book to get the full effect.  All I can say is that some deep, old, dark family secrets are revealed, and you’ll be blown away. As usual with Deborah Nam-Krane’s books, I laughed, I cried, I never wanted it to end.  If you enjoy family sagas with heartbreaking twist like the TV series DALLAS and REVENGE, you’ll love all of the books of THE NEW PIONEERS series.