A tale of passions indulged, denied, and ultimately forgiven:
On the verge of bagging the two things he wants most—a sailing charter business and marrying old money—Jake Murray’s fiancée/sole crew member dumps him. Salvation comes in the form of dyslexic, basketball toting Rachel Martin, the only one to apply for the first mate position he slapped on craigslist.
On a dead run from an affair with a married man, Rachel’s salvation is shoving ocean between her and temptation.
Rapid fire dialogue and romantic tension sail Jake’s biker-chick of a boat through hurricanes, real and figurative. A cast of wannabe sailors, Rachel’s ex, Jake’s, a baby—go along for the ride.
The many-layered story weaves together disparate strands into a seamless cord. Mother and daughter look eerily alike—down to their lusts. Their symbiotic bond, forged in the blood of childbirth on the kitchen floor and cemented by their secrets, must be cracked open. A son must go home. Sin must be expunged.
Tattered Innocence is for anyone who’s ever woken up sealed in a fifty-gallon drum of their guilt.
5-Star Amazon Reviews
“I loved the story line of self-forgiveness in Ann Lee Miller’s Tattered Innocence. Faith is an important part of the story, and the characters growth with the lessons they learned made me care and cheer for them…”
“Tattered Innocence is another excellent novel by author Ann Lee Miller. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters and their many layers. By the end of the book I could not wait to see how it was all going to come together. Ann Lee Miller creates characters who are real and who deal with real issues but who also find freedom and joy in the midst of difficult circumstances.”