Live Oak author, Jeanette Cooper grew up in Florida. Her work as a volunteer on the Frank Laubach Reading Program, "Each One Teach One", motivated her to become an elementary school teacher. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and her Master's Degree in Elementary Reading Instruction at the University of Central Florida.
Jeanette began her writing career following retirement after teaching in elementary school for twenty-six years. Her first published book, Wall of Color, (now published in e-book with the new title: Affair of the Heart) was inspired by a young biracial girl in her fifth grade class who hungered for acceptance in a society where her biracialism suspended her between two races and left her feeling an absence of connectivity to either race. Then forthcoming books just seemed to flow from Jeanette's fingertips through her keyboard and she now has fourteen novels and one poetry book to her writing credit.
Jeanette writes about drama and human conflict. Her books are about the lives of people, their hopes, dreams and passions. They are about survival, about overcoming life problems common to folk everywhere, and about picking up the puzzle pieces of life by putting them back together in satisfying resolutions. There is something for every reader!
A Riveting Thriller of Unbridled Passion and Suspense
One day you wake up in your tiny cell-like room with four cold bare walls and realize you're twenty-one years old and have no memory of the first eleven years of your life. Confused by the dreams that keep haunting you, you cry out in despair, "Oh, my God, why am I here? Why was I brought here? Will I have to spend the rest of my life here? Do I have a family? Who am I?"
Beautiful young Gabrielle Hampshire struggles to find answers. Try as she may, she remembers only that an unknown man delivered her to the austere convent on the outskirts of Paris when she was but eleven years old, and she has been tormented ever since by dreams and visions of frightening red flashes that terrify her. The answers to where she came from, who she is, and why she is in a French convent are a total mystery--until one day when the unexpected occurs. A letter arrives from England from a man describing himself as Solicitor Collinswood and informing her of her father's death. "Since you are the only surviving kin of Lord Hampshire," he writes, "it is imperative that you decide what to do about your father's estate."
Gabrielle is ecstatic. For the first time in years, she feels a connection to her unremembered past. Excited and prepared to travel to England, she desperately hopes that in returning to the environment of her childhood days, she will regain the memory of her early life and discover her identity. With the willing assistance of Mother Superior, Gabrielle sets sail across the English Channel to Dover, where she meets Jonathan Briercliff.Read more ›
Jeanette Cooper is a true artist! The story captivating, you are pulled into the story and truly feel for the characters! There is plenty of suspense and romance to keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page!