Katherine Michaels is suicidal. She had never been happier, but now her world is crashing down around her and she finds herself in the hospital alone and terrified, not only for herself, but for her unborn child.
Brant Michaels is chasing his dream job with the help of his boss’s attractive daughter, Elizabeth. Brant’s shocked to learn his wife has been taken to the hospital and the doctor thinks she has a mental illness that may require months of dedicated care. Brant can’t help believe Katherine’s illness will derail his career, and Elizabeth constantly on his mind isn’t helping either.
Will Katherine’s and Brant’s sacred vows they took in the temple soon be shattered?
Targeted Age Group:: Adults, I think especially women would like this book.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I always wanted to write a book about people who belonged to this unique religion. Plus, I have a master degree in social work with a special emphasis on mental illnesses. I believe there is still so much stigma toward people with a mental illness. I am hoping this book will show, people who have a mental illness are not bad, flawed humans. They simply have an illness like any other.
I also wanted to give hope to those suffering from a mental illness that there is help and support available. You are not alone!!!
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
Belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have a unique insight into Katherine's beliefs because I share them with her. With my back ground in social work, I understand about her mental illness and how it can deeply effect her and literally shatter her life and those around her.
Katherine Michaels breathed in deep, struggling to hold back sobs. She could do this. She had to save her child. “I’m ill.”
“Tell me what is going on?”
Katherine twisted the cap to the bottle of the new anti-depressant pills in her hands. “I need help.”
She blinked back tears. Outside, white snowflakes fell onto the vacant driveway. What had happened to her? It was sudden. Overnight, her life changed. She’d been so incredibly happy, and then, without warning, it was gone.
She ran her hands through her tangled mass of hair. Where was Brant? Where was her husband when she needed him the most?
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