Release Date: June 20, 2023
About The Book:
Four women from Haiti, St. Thomas, and Guam meet at a college counseling session for first-year students and learn they have a shared history of abuse. Dubbing themselves the “island sisters,” their unyielding friendship is their touchstone across oceans, through labyrinths of forced marriages and violent men, motherhood, and their dreams of freedom.
Strong-willed and hot-headed Monique, quiet and romantic Cecilia, devout Lanei, and determined Ella are four friends who seem to makeup for what the other lacks. But no matter what is happening in their lives or the struggles they face, they share an unbreakable bond of friendship that serves as their anchor, helping and supporting each other through and through.
To succeed, each woman must make choices that will challenge her long-held cultural beliefs, choices that will come with consequences, in the pursuit of her own individual freedom.
About The Author:
Micki Berthelot Morency is Haitian-American, and she lives in St. Petersburg Florida. She has published numerous short stories and has won several awards. She recently won a Writer’s Digest contest, and her work appeared in their 100th anniversary issue.
She is an advocate for women and children and her experience as a case manager at a transitional housing program inspired her to write her debut novel, The Island Sisters. Through her writing, she hopes to give a voice to the voiceless.
Micki loves to travel and she has lived in many of the settings in her novel. She thinks in Haitian Creole, she writes in English, and she loves in French.
She is a member of Women Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), Florida Writers Association (FWA) and Southeastern Writers Association (SWA). https://www.mickimorency.com/
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