With another bright, brave, and bold teenage heroine, the author tells the tale of how easily life can spin out of control and how difficult it can be to do what’s right.
Jamie should have known something was off about the church of the Right and the Real from the start, especially when the Teacher claimed he wasn’t just an ordinary spiritual leader, but Jesus Christ, himself. But she was too taken by Josh, the eldest son of one of the church’s disciples, and his all-American good looks. Josh is the most popular boy at school too, and the first boy outside the drama geeks to give Jamie a second look. But getting her Dad involved in a cult was not part of the plan when she started dating Josh. Neither was her dad’s marriage to the fanatic Mira, or getting kicked out, or seeing Josh in secret because the church has deemed her persona non grata.
Jamie’s life has completely fallen apart. Finding her way back won’t be easy, but when her Dad gets himself into serious trouble, will Jamie be ready to rescue him, and maybe even forgive him?
The Right & the Real Advanced Praise:
“Fast pacing and a strong first-person narrative voice combine to make this coming-of-age story a harrowing page-turner.” – PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY
“Nail biting tension and a plot that just won’t quit. The Right & the Real is a romance with attitude and a romp with heart.” – Tim Wynne-Jones, award-winning author of The Uninvited and the critically acclaimed, Blink & Caution
“The Right & the Real has everything a reader could want: a gutsy heroine, romance, betrayal, and a pace that will keep you reading late into the night. Anthony’s character shows us what it takes to survive in a gritty urban landscape when all you have are some unlikely allies, your own wits, and belief in your future.” – Eileen Cook, author of The Education of Hailey Kendrick and Unraveling Isobel
However Joëlle knows that, since a picture is worth a thousand words, the following Book Trailer could well be priceless for gaining attention.
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The Divining Wand has scheduled an interview with Joëlle Anthony for Thursday, April 26th — release day for The Right & the Real, available for Pre-order now.