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★★★☆☆

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Written on: 17/07/2012

Alabaster Houses is my debut novel, published June 10, 2011. Kirkus made it an Editor's pick for both their geanrel fiction and their indie fiction categories and it stayed as one of their picks for the entire summer. It also just received the Pinnacle Book Achievement award for Summer Fiction 2011. Now I'm trying to boost the reader reviews on all the sites where it appears, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Good Reads. Please help build the buzz and pick me!! Thanks!Sometimes, the least likely encounter changes everything Jane Pepper is a thirty-six year old editor at a small Baltimore press. Until the past year her life has been comfortable and enviable, but when her daughter develops leukemia and then accidentally dies, only Jane knows the reason for the accident. Keeping the secret may cost her her family, her career, and her sanity.Human rights photographer Riva Hakim, the only child of multi-race, multi-faith parents, has survived a volatile, itinerant childhood and loveless marriage to gain international acclaim for her work. Now, at fifty-two, and under contract to write her memoirs, she must put away her camera and find a way to frame the past before she can face the future. But that future is turned upside down the morning she finds a stranger named Jane Pepper on her doorstep.Spanning both sides of the Atlantic, from Washington D.C. to the Canary Islands to Sudan, Alabaster Houses is the story of an unlikely friendship between two women who are both at a critical crossroad in life.