August 2011 Members’ Selection
Discussion: October 15, 2011
Author: Patricia Haley
Review: October 15, 2011
Chosen started the war. Destined rekindled the feud. In Broken, the estranged sister also seeks ultimate control of their father’s multi-million-dollar ministry. #1 Essence bestselling author Patricia Haley takes sibling rivalry to a shocking new level as one man tries to heal his broken family in this compelling series based on popular biblical kings King David and Solomon.
Don Mitchell is certain the Lord has a plan for him to reconcile his family when his younger half-brother Joel suddenly resigns as CEO of their father’s company. The gesture comes after Joel has nearly sent the enterprise into bankruptcy. Don’s first order of business as newly appointed head of DMI is to bring his estranged older sister home. It won’t be easy. Tamara has been running from the past for years, and little does Don know, she’s out of money. With no other options that her pride will allow, Tamara secretly plans to claim her rightful place in the multi-million dollar family ministry—no matter what it takes or who gets hurt, especially her mother, Madeline. Joel, meanwhile, is regretting his decision to step down and is doing everything in his power to resume his path to greatness.
As Don finds himself waist-deep in the corporate mess Joel left behind, his love life is also in flux. He must balance a complicated friendship with Abigail, his right-hand woman at DMI, with a budding romance with his beautiful business partner in South Africa. Just as Don begins to realize that forgiving and forgetting may be his greatest weapons, a terrifying ordeal rocks the family to its core. With Madeline banned from Detroit and Tamara’s life in jeopardy, the Mitchell family must turn to God and to one another for the answers. As difficult as it will be, the key lies in their ability to forgive.
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.