Extreme Poverty, Bullies, Even Rapists Couldn’t Stop Her
How One Teen Rose above It All to Become a National Icon
Rachel Stark, one of five children, grew up in a tumbledown one-bedroom shack in the mountains of East Tennessee. Her family was dirt poor, and when she was 18 they moved to Nebraska in hopes of a better life. But things got worse – a lot worse – before they got better.
Rachel was bullied in her new high school as a "hillbilly" with a Southern accent, then raped in a cemetery by two football players who had a grudge against her brother. She was devastated weeks later when she discovered she was pregnant, and her father insisted she have an abortion.
But she was not alone. She had a few good friends, drawn to her by her character and her angelic singing voice, who raced against the clock on a snowy Christmas Eve in an attempt to prevent the abortion.
Later, she fell in love with one of those friends, then went on to become a national celebrity as a country singer and a supporter of equal rights for women. Her newfound fame and fortune changed her life, and rocked her relationship with the man she loved.
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About the Author
About J.A. York J.A. York is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a writer of romance/suspense novels for adults (age 18 and up). The author lives on an acreage in south-central Washington state and, when not writing, enjoys reading, hiking and running dogs in the sport of agility.