A Deep Dark Secret by Kimberla Lawson Roby

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Kimberla Lawson Roby explores the consequences of a life-altering family trauma in A Deep Dark Secret, tackling controversy with the same storytelling brio and startling insight into human nature that made her previous books New York Times bestsellers. Leaving behind the world of philandering preacher Curtis Black and his family—featured in her acclaimed novels Too Much of a Good Thing, Love and Lies, Sin No More, and The Best of Everything—Roby enters the life of a little girl hiding A Deep Dark Secret and gets to the troubling root of an all too prevalent societal and family issue. Both groundbreaking and ultimately hopeful, this coming-of-age story is powerful, brave, and unforgettable.


About Kimberla Lawson Roby

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Kimberla Lawson Roby is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Reverend Curtis Black Series. She lives with her husband in Rockford, Illinois. For more information, please visit www.kimroby.com.
Published September 22, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 196 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sexually abused for five years, studious 12-year-old Jillian Maxwell lives in terror of her pedophile stepfather, Byron James, in Roby's (The Best of Everything</EMPHAS

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Deep Dark Secret is not exactly an answer to secular YA books on sexual molestation in the religious community. But it definitely contributes to the conversation.

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I think this novella is a good book for mothers and daughters to read together and could open up an excellent dialogue between them on the perils of keeping secrets.

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