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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Family Life / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Little Girl, Lost
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:250
  • eBook ISBN:9781483534251

Little Girl, Lost

Her Unfortunate Blessing

by Lainey Elliott

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In book one of this trilogy, life lessons come hard and fast for a young girl who walks in the path of her own self destruction. Drugs, alcohol, police and ambulance crews are commonplace in her home life. But when Renita finds herself in serious trouble, she directs her pain inward attempting suicide and abortion. Unsuccessful in either, now she's faced with raising a child she knows she'll never love. How will she deal with this unfortunate blessing?

Randy Phillips has a dilemma. He's in love with his best friend Renita Lewis,  and has been for years, almost since the day they met. Despite the fact that he is white and she is black, despite the fact that she is younger than he is, despite the fact that Renita's family name seems to be synonymous with trouble. So it comes as no surprise that Randy would feel guilty when he attends a party with her and a situation arises that quickly spins out of anyone's control.

Several months later as Renita lay semi conscious in a hospital bed, Randy stuns the room full of bystanders as he states that he is the father of the baby she'd just tried to abort.

Is Randy Phillips prepared for the consequences of this Unfortunate Blessing?

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Fifteen year old Renita Lewis is a product of her surroundings and a victim of her own circumstances. Raised by a single mother whose unstable and volatile relationships with a steady string of live-in boyfriends, Renita quickly learns that lust is fleeting, and love has no place in her life. Simultaneously she realizes that drugs and alcohol are great numbing agents to her ever-growing dissatisfaction with life as she knows it. As her life spins further out of control, she attends a college party and unwittingly sets about a chain of events that will forever change the direction of her life. When she discovers she is pregnant, will the unconditional love and support of her sister and best friend be enough to keep her from ending not only her life, but the life of her unborn child as well? Just as she struggles to cope with the conception of a child she could never bring herself to love, Renita’s reality shifts again as she comes face to face with her own father that she never knew. But this new-found knowledge brings dark family secrets to light that threaten the fledgling happiness of not only Renita, but everyone she’s closest to.

About the author

Lainey Elliott was born and raised on the Eastern Shore. She currently resides with her family in Delaware.

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