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“Gripping and poignant, SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER is that novel that you can’t stop reading, and then can’t stop thinking about afterwards. With vivid characters and an all too real storyline, the novel looks unflinchingly at the world of cyber sexual harassment and the devastating consequences that a few moments of stupidity can have for a teenager. The novel forces us to examine our own judgements, and to look to empathy as we navigate our children through this harsh new world. A must read for any parent. I loved this book.”— bestselling author Sally Hepworth
Consider this: in a matter of seconds, and at the touch of a button, your livelihood and your reputation could be destroyed. This chilling notion is a harsh reality for the millions who are victimized by online sexual harassment each year. With a staggering 47% of Americans impacted by this burgeoning epidemic, about 10 million of us – or one in 25 – have either been threatened or victimized with nonconsensual image sharing, according to the Data and Society Research Institute. When it comes to teenagers, this number jumps to an alarming 1 in 10 (bullyingstastics.org).
These digital forms of assault – and the devastation left in their wake – are at the core of Somebody’s Daughter (Lake Union Publishing; April 17, 2018; 978-1503949256), a gripping new novel from USA Today bestselling author Rochelle B. Weinstein, which highlights the growing problem of teenagers oversharing and misunderstanding impact of social media.
*About Somebody’s Daughter*
Emma and Bobby Ross enjoy a charmed life on the shores of Miami Beach. A model family with a successful business, they enjoy a fulfilling marriage, and are respected members of their tight-knit community. They adore their twin daughters, Zoe and Lily.
Then, on the night of the girls’ fifteenth birthday party, they learn – in a devastatingly public way – of Zoe’s mistake. When a private indiscretion with a classmate at a party goes viral, the entire Ross family is thrust into the center of a shocking public scandal.
Shattered by disgrace and judgment, and bent on retribution, the family struggles to recover from the fallout. But for Emma, the shame runs deeper. Her daughter’s reckless behavior has stirred memories of secrets she holds: secrets which have the power to ruin her marriage, her family, and her life.
*About Rochelle B. Weinstein*
Rochelle B. Weinstein is an author, speaker, and former entertainment industry executive. Her novels include What We Leave Behind, The Mourning After, Where We Fall, and Somebody’s Daughter. She recently completed her fifth novel, This Is Not How It Ends, an epic love story set in the Florida Keys. She lives in Miami, Florida with her husband and twin sons.
*More books by Rochelle B. Weinstein*
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Coach Ryan can coax his team to victory, but he can’t seem to make his wife, Abby, happy. Her struggles with depression have marred their marriage and taken a toll on their daughter, Juliana. Although this isn’t the life he’s dreamed of, he’s determined to heal the rifts in his family.
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It is said that our lives are a sum total of the choices we make, which inevitably leaves us to wonder: what if? What if we had the chance to go back and live what could have been? What We Leave Behind hones in on the fleeting moments and stand-out events that irrevocably change our lives. The book chronicles the life and emotional growth of Jessica Parker as she frees herself from the past and moves forward with her future.
At sixteen, Jessica is managing the emotional trauma of her father’s death while surrendering to the profound pain of a failed first love. Jonas Levy, a twenty-two-year-old medical student, has abruptly walked out of Jessica’s life after an intense summer romance, and the wounds are still raw. Is it possible to ever forget the boy you first gave your heart to? Jessica eventually moves on, and in her twenties, becomes a successful music supervisor in Los Angeles. She marries film producer, Marty Tauber, starts a family, and appears to have it all, until things slowly begin to unravel. The marriage struggles through a miscarriage and becomes harder and harder to sustain. With an unexpected phone call from New York, a secret from Jessica’s past comes to light. As the rippling effects of her betrayal emerge, Jessica finds herself caught in the firestorm of long-hidden emotional trauma. Thrust into a modern day moral and ethical dilemma, Jessica must face the pain of her past or lose everything she holds dear. Will she be able to reconcile old feelings in time to salvage her marriage? An honest, tender, and poignant portrayal of love in its many forms, this heart wrenching novel will resonate with any woman who has questioned her past and wondered what could have been.
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