Description of the book
Reporter Skylar Kendall has run from commitment all her life, pushing people away before they leave her, until her niece worms her way into Skye’s heart and settles in tight. Skye relaxes into a career she enjoys and relishes being a doting aunt.
Then her niece becomes gravely ill. Unable to bear yet another loss, Skye is determined to find a cure, but the girl’s only hope lies in the embryonic stem cell therapy Michigan Senator Edward Hastings repeatedly opposes. When Skye fails to find alternative treatment in time, she vows to end the senator’s political career.
Curious about the woman behind the scathing articles on his best friend, Mark Dutton pursues Skye. Dating Mark gives her access to Hastings’s life and secrets that would launch Skye’s career and satisfy her need for retribution… Only she hadn’t counted on falling in love.
Can she avenge the lives lost to politics at the expense of her new love and friends?
My review of The Lives Between Us
I just finished reading a wonderful book written by Theresa Rizzo, called The Lives Between Us. This book takes place in present day Michigan. It is a book about a very controversial subject, embryonic stem cells. The author tackles the subject in a very sensitive way.
Skylar Kendall is a reporter who has a hard time letting people get close to her. Her parents died when she was younger. Her sister and husband took her in. They have a nine year old daughter who is deathly ill. The girl’s only hope is embryonic stem cell therapy, which is illegal. Michigan’s own senator, Edward Hastings is very much opposed to this type of research. Skylar is unable to find someone to help her niece in time. The little girl dies.
She blames Senator Hastings and the legislation he has helped get passed. She sets out bent on revenge. She uses her job as a reporter to attack Senator Hastings.
The author gives us a very intimate look at a family that is trying to do everything they can to save their little girl’s life. She makes us feel the agony this family is going through as they deal with the morality of what they want to do to save their daughter. This story is also a love story. Skylar meets a man who isn’t put off by her standoffishness. He also happens to be the Senator’s best friend. The relationships in this story are very complex. They make the story a rich, warm read.
I loved this book. No matter which side of the fence you are on about stem cells, you won’t be offended by this book. It merely shows both sides of the issue in a very non- judgey, down to earth, and personal way. It made me think, and that is a good thing.
This book will be available after July 1, 2015 it is available for preorder on Amazon.
About the author:
Theresa Rizzo is a bestselling, award-winning author who writes emotional stories that explore the complexity of relationships and families through real-life trials. Born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, she now lives outside of Boulder, Colorado with her husband of thirty years. She’s raised four wonderful children who are now scattered across the country.
Her debut book, He Belongs to Me was awarded first place in the Romance category of the National Indie Excellence Award, first place in the Readers Crown for best Mainstream Women’s Fiction, and a silver medal in the General Romance category of the Readers Favorite, and it was a finalist in the General Fiction Category of The 2013 USA Best Book Awards
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