GUARDIANS' BETRAYAL by Johanna Van Zanten

  • SubGenre:Adoption & Fostering
  • Language: English
  • Pages:224
  • Format: Paperback


Seven years after adoption, 17-year-old Shayla gets a Facebook message from her long-forgotten half-sister that turns her world upside down. Adoptive mom Bernice ? an overworked social worker ? longs for a vacation with her husband without their four children. Her husband Tom ? a realtor ?starts an affair with his receptionist. Shayla ? the eldest of the adopted sisters ? is graduating and has a crush on Eric. The message from Shayla?s long-lost older sister starts off a chain of events, which escalates to a full-blown disaster when Tom leaves the family. During the eight months of the crisis, Bernice, Tom, and Shayla see the events and their actions in completely different ways, and all three players in this story about family relationships act according to their own truths. Guardians? Betrayal is a story told from the point of view of the three main characters, with interwoven alternating perspectives of Shayla, her mom Bernice and her dad Tom. The reader will discover that there?s more to a family than the eye meets, as painful discoveries about the past are faced. Guardians? Betrayal is a book for adults and mature young adults with an interest in adoption.