West of Center, Book 1 of the quadrilogy Finding Center
A juicy Southern drama... coming August 2018
For over 20 years, siblings Edgar and Kitty McKnight have hated each other. Born with an autistic spectrum disability more than a century before help existed, Edgar still resents his bright, headstrong sister. His only friend since childhood was a poor African American boy named Monroe, which made him even more of an outcast in his deeply racist Texas hometown. When, in 1915, Kitty stands on the joyful brink of marriage to handsome reporter Merian, Edgar concocts a vicious plot to destroy her and her fiance’s happiness. He hides their actual letters, writing faux breakup letters to both of them instead. Devastated (and pregnant), Kitty finds shelter with John—the sweet, if dull, hometown boy who always loved her—and attempts to rebuild her life and her heart. When Monroe later becomes targeted by a violent mob, the McKnights help him safely escape to Chicago. But as the years wear on and shocking family secrets come to light, Edgar and Monroe’s friendship becomes seriously tested—and Kitty must choose from her poisonous family, the man she once loved and the man whose ring she now wears.