In Depression-era Mississippi, when 15-year-old Mary is faced with an arranged marriage to an old man, she does the only logical thing: she elopes with the love of her life and heads north to the big city. Soon, tragedy tests her resilience and destroys her faith. As Mary struggles to get back to the high life and fancy living she loved, she faces all the triumph and tragedy life can throw at her. With the universe seemingly against her, how long can she remain unbroken?
Release date: July 13, 2021
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Content advisory: Domestic Violence
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Behind the book
Deborah King has been a writer and storyteller her whole life. She published her first short story when she was seven years old. Her writing runs the gamut from poetry and women’s fiction, to espionage and science fiction. When she’s not writing, Deborah enjoys cartoons, cooking, photography, and Star Trek. Born and raised in Chicago, Deborah has managed to achieve all of her childhood dreams and still lives in the area with her husband and two youngest children. According to her daughter, she has “literally aced her life!”