Bound by Blood [Francie and Sam Series Book 1] [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Maureen Mackey
eBook Category: Romance/Suspense/Thriller
eBook Description: Francie Steele is a single mother struggling to make a better life for herself and her 5-year-old daughter Savannah. Francie's whole world consists of providing for Savannah, going to college, and working two part time jobs, which doesn't leave time for anything else. What Francie doesn't know though, that her life is about to drastically change and not for the better.
eBook Publisher: Awe-Struck E-Books, Published: 2000
Fictionwise Release Date: April 2002
This eBook is part of the following series:
PROLOGUE There she is, the slut. Dressed like a whore in a skimpy top and shorts. Probably leaving that darling child again. Working I might be able to understand, though if she was a decent woman she'd be married with a husband to take care of her.
24 Reader Ratings:
"Maureen Mackey's first person writing style is delightfully honest and fresh, lending the tale a wonderful immediacy. Her heroine's fierce protection of her daughter and fiery determination to stay in school make her a powerful force. Rather than the traditional linear plotting which progressively reveals new clues, however, Mackey adds suspects and motives to the mix, resulting in a terrifying tale with an exceptional conclusion. Very highly recommended!"--Cindy Penn, Word Weaving
But school? Leave that precious baby for classes? And not even classes that'll help her get a respectable job, but English classes, for God's sakes, something that'll lead nowhere! She abandons that beautiful child for school, on top of all the hours she works. I can remember when being a mother was enough for a woman. Now it's a distraction, an inconvenience, something that gets in the way of "fulfilling yourself" in a god-almighty career.
If that child were mine I'd never leave her. I'd spend all my time taking care of her and enjoying her while I could. God knows childhood is short enough. Once they grow up there's no pleasure. You can't control them, they don't care about your feelings--they're just strangers, adult strangers.
These are the best years, the sweetest time. But what would that woman know about it? She doesn't deserve that child. She doesn't even deserve to be a mother...