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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Disrupted Lives by: Brenda Youngerman

Synopsis: A name does not make a person, a person makes a name.
Such is the theme of Disrupted Lives, the story of how one adopted child touches and intersects with many lives, but ends up destroying one family name, while building another family's legacy.
Darren and Amelia Kane were high school sweethearts torn apart by war. They reunite and discover that they both must put their nightmares behind them to build a life together. Betrayed by her parents, Amelia was earlier forced to give up their child.
Fiona Porter and Sterling Lake are thrown together as part of a business proposition. They end up surprising both their families by enriching the Lake empire and family name. The Lakes become synonymous with society, power and money, and their children must carry that torch forward at all cost. When an adopted grandchild is brought into the family, he questions the definition of "family."

Review: Brenda Youngerman did an excellent job with this story. The story is very touching and it is a tear jerker BUT it is a wonderful book! Brenda did an amazing job telling the stories of the two families over the three generations covered in this story. She also showed how money and power are not the key to happiness. Ben Lake is an exceptional character and everyone should read his story.


The Desert Rocks said...

Weird, that I just read the life story of Steve Jobs and it sure sounded a lot like this book. Adopted. His sister was his best friend. Money and power not the key...wow.

Megan said...

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