With sensitivity and grace, New York Times bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby addresses a very real and serious issue in an inspiring tale of one familys mission to shed light into the darkest corner of their lives.On the outside, twelve-year-old Jillian Maxwell is the perfect childa straight-A student, helpful and cooperative, never getting into trouble. She seems to have everything a girl could want: a big, beautiful new home, an adoring little sister, a mother who cares about her, and an attentive stepfather.
But inside, Jillian harbors a terrible secret.Too frightened to tell, convinced that her friends and loved ones, especially her mother, wont understandand worse, will blame herJillian endures her pain in silence. When her dilemma only intensifies with time, the bright, hardworking girl turns sullen, becoming increasingly disinterested in her studies. But on the verge of losing everything, Jillian will discover she has more strength than she ever imagined . . . and the power to change her fate.
About the Author
Kimberla Lawson Roby is the "New York Times" bestselling author of many novels, including "The Prodigal Son" and "The Perfect Marriage". She is an NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work--Fiction and the recipient of the 2014 AAMBC Award for Female Author of the Year. Kimberla resides in Illinois with her husband.
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