Dave Mitchell’s family is shaken to its core when an illicit affair with his secretary, a woman twenty years his junior, results in a pregnancy. Dave has fervently sought redemption from God, but his troubles are far from over.
Having fallen from grace, Dave’s spiritual seal of protection seems penetrable since his staunch supporters no longer see him as the untouchable and anointed man of God. Now he’s seen as a mere man, challenging his power in DMI, especially from his once trusted elder brother and confidant, Frank.
His wife, Madeline, vows never to forgive him for selfishly destroying their family. Constant images of betrayal shove Madeline into divorce court, where the division of property ignites a nasty battle over the controlling interest in the multi-million dollar family business, DMI. She wants more than Dave can give and refuses to settle for less than thirteen years of marriage warrants. Madeline is determined not to lose again. Although the marriage is over, their professional bond can’t be broken. She ends up with a seat on the board of directors, an executive office down the hall from Dave, and much more that he willingly gives.
Once the dust settles and the divorce is finalized, Dave accepts the consequences of his decision as irrevocable. His family is gone, but he remains certain that God has a plan for him and DMI. He’s prepared to move on, but Madeline is enraged by Dave’s persistent sense of peace and his ongoing connection with, Sherry, the woman who ruined their lives. Madeline becomes unhinged, tormented by her pain, and obsessed with righting a terrible wrong.
In the midst of all this chaos, Dave and Madeline’s children are suffering. When an unspeakable tragedy occurs, they’re forced to look at their individual contributions to this web of drama. Unless the Mitchell family learns the true meaning of unconditional love, the power of forgiveness, and God’s amazing grace, they could be stuck on this tragic path for years to come.
Meet the Author
Patricia Haley-Glass, who writes under the pen name of Patricia Haley, is an award winning national bestselling author. She earned the title of ‘trailblazer’ after achieving remarkable success with her first faith-based novel in 1998. The self-published novel, Nobody’s Perfect, sold nearly 20,000 copies in an industry where selling 5,000 copies at the time was highly regarded. The novel was the first of its kind to repeatedly make numerous national best sellers list, including #1 on the Essence list. Her next book, No Regrets, which tackled the marital, personal, and financial impact breast cancer has on a family, was popular among readers and followed Nobody’s Perfect onto the best seller’s list.
Originally from Rockford, IL, Patricia lives in the Chicago area with her husband, Jeffrey and their daughter. Previously she lived in Philadelphia, Detroit, and the San Francisco Bay areas. With an engineering degree from Stanford Univ. and an M.B.A. in marketing and finance from the Univ. of Chicago, readers are often surprised to hear that Patricia is writing novels, given her technical and business background.
When asked what led her to writing, her response is, “I was always good at creative writing in high school, but my interest was in math and science. My first attempt at writing was a non-fiction (self-help) book in 1994. Halfway through it. I set the book aside because a relationship storyline kept playing in my head. So I just sat down one day and wrote the first page. A few weeks later, another page and so on until nine months later I had completed my first novel, Nobody’s Perfect. I questioned whether it could be any good, because the writing came very easily. Everything flowed so well. Without consciously trying, I was basically writing what I wanted to read and wasn’t able to find in the stores — clean fiction (without the sex and profanity), set in modern day, addressing real issues, relatable characters, and filled with a spiritual twist that honors God and gives people hope that they can get through any situation. Everybody is bound to have at least one challenge in their life. “In this world you will have trouble.
Patricia’s literary mission is evident in her books: create entertaining, ‘clean’ stories that tackle real issues and affirms the power of forgiveness while leaving readers with a message of hope, no matter what the circumstance.
Her published titles are Betrayed, Anointed, Broken, Destined, Chosen, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie Still Waters, No Regrets, Blind Faith, short stories in Blessed Assurance and the Midnight Clear anthologies, and her trailblazing first novel, Nobody’s Perfect.
Beyond her literary endeavors, she is a born-again believer in Christ Jesus and has a great love for the Lord, her beloved husband, daughter, family, and membership in Delta Sigma Theta Public Service Sorority, Inc. since 1982. She has served as Chaplain and committee chairperson in the Valley Forge (PA) Alumnae Chapter After relocating to IL, she rejoined the Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Alumnae Chapter, one she helped charter in 1991.
She is also honored to be a charter member of the Omicron Chi Collegiate chapter at Stanford University. Patricia spends part of her time working in Corporate America as a senior project manager and has led teams supporting North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia based efforts. Formerly a member of the gospel choir and building committee at her church, Patricia now directs her leadership energy towards stewardship programs, budgeting, and financial mentoring. As she continues to work in various venues, her desire is that God will get the glory in all aspects of her life. Look for other works from this voice on the literary scene.
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Christian fiction – Mitchell family series. Anointed, kicked off the Mitchell family drama series, Betrayed follows! Read more here: http://www.patriciahaley.com/home