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Dreams Thrown Away

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Haunted by tragedy every step of the way, a young girl is orphaned just on the brink of womanhood. She survives on instinct and a desire to make it big. She has got dreams big enough to fill an ocean, but at the top of her wish list is a wealthy man who loves her unconditionally. With no one to turn to but herself, she lands in the midst of a family of wealthy, powerful me...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published by Outskirts Press
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I was impressed with this book. The story is about a teenaged girl whose life is devastated by the murder -suicide of her parents by her father. Kalina is forced to grow up quickly after she leaves South Carolina to move to Philadelphia, PA. She has been sent to live with her Aunt Mazetta. Little did Kalina know that this would be the beginning of her being under the control of other people who don’t always have her best interest at heart. After her aunts boyfriend tried to sexually assault her,...more
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Title of book: Dreams Thrown Away
Author’s name: Dilsa Saunders Bailey
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Release date (or anticipated release): 08-14-2009
ISBN: 978-1-4327-4222-5
ASIN (if applicable): None
eBook ISBN: None
Specs: 6.14 x 9.21 Paperback, 404 pages, Ebook and Kindle Edition
Website (optional): www.dilsasaundersbailey.com
Category: Romantic Suspense/Thriller
Expectant Release Date: August 2009
Page count: 404
Size: 6x9 paperback, eBook available too on Nook and Kindle

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Only Time Will Tell

Kalina is the apple of her father's eye. Her relationship with her mother is a little rocky. Kalina longs to leave her small town and start college. Her wish, to leave, comes true quicker than planned and horrifically. On the heels of her parents' murder-suicide, Kalina is sent to live with an aunt in Philadelphia. Shortly after arriving in Philadelphia, Kalina finds herself homeless. A kind stranger who offers her a job takes her in. Kalina can't believe her luck; a job and s...more
Amy Ramkhelawan
This was a great story about a girl who seems to be haunted by tragedy and followed by bad luck but she never give up on hope and dreams. It was a great page turned that I just could not put down. The author is working on a sequel and I cannot wait to read the next installment!
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Dilsa Saunders Bailey has been writing as a hobby since she was thirteen years old. Her first short story was The Long and Winding Road, a suspense-filled story involving two teens lost on a road. It was a writing assignment for the eighth grade and she received an A+. She was thrilled with creating stories with the written word, but eventually decided not to pursue writing as a career. Bailey has...more
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