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Teressa Shelton (1984) Releases Debut Novel on August 11

Wednesday, July 8, 2020   (0 Comments)
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Teressa Shelton's debut novel, The Sergeant's Daughter, releases on August 11, 2020, and is reminiscent of Jeannette Walls' bestselling novel, The Glass Castle.


The Sergeant's Daughter follows Teressa and her sisters through a childhood of abuse and torment, aided only by the solace of books, music and family found outside of their home, until she ultimately escapes to build a better life for herself. 


Teressa's story begins with a riveting account of her giving the eulogy at her abusive father's funeral, struggling to focus on the brief glimmers of light he displayed throughout his life. Readers then learn of her childhood, including the complicated, extreme home life Teressa and her sisters endured. But it also shows the power of being kind, with neighbors and friends that ease the children's hurt along the way, eventually helping Teressa grow more confident as she got older, escaping to a life of happiness.

Learn more about The Sergeant's Daughter here


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