She wanted to be loved faithful and true, she gave her heart only to have it broken by two. Her name is Yaniah-Janay Gilliam, her life goal is to attend Georgetown University to pursue her Juris Doctorate at their prestigious law program. It’s a goal she has prepared for since high school and she is well on her way of accomplishing her task until she met him.
He’s Patrick, her boss at the financial firm where she’s employed. Unbeknown to her, he has slowly and methodically shaped her into his perfect prey. He knows she’s never been in a relationship and he wants her. He knows that she’s naïve and tenderhearted, something others see as a good quality, he uses for his own selfishness. Just like that, the life she so easily plans is threatened and the good girl, who was raised as a Southern Baptist, taught to share God’s Word with others is quickly sucked into the world. One mistake, one native mistake, and her little bubble is entirely destroyed.
Feeling lost and alone she flees to the opening arms of another. His name is Landon and she hopes he will be the one to replace the damaging parts of her weeping heart. How soon she forgets that what is done in the dark will come to light, and all will reap what they sow. Oh, how she reaps. As soon as she opens herself to him the last bit of hope, that flame that burns so brightly begins to flicker until darkness is all that consumes her. Landon, like Patrick, sees her kindness as weakness and uses it for his own gain. Right, when she thinks she can be broken no more, or feel anymore unworthy as she already does, she is struck again but this time not by man…by illness. A debilitating illness that perplexes doctors and threatens her life. The life she so easily wants to end because of the quiet shame no one knows about. Instantly, the good girl, the Christian that so easily gives to those in need is in need. She falls into a deep depression and feels her past mistakes will be the death of her.
However, God is a good God and never allows his children to suffer more than they can bear. While in the hospital Yaniah goes through a transformation of anger, fear, forgiveness, and finally love. She starts to find delight in the simplest tasks and most importantly she renews her faith in Christ because of a doctor who goes beyond treating the body, but also the spirit. Dr. Geremiah McDaniel becomes the light to her darkness, the hope to her hopelessness and her possibility of a new beginning. He is the very definition of fine. His hair is the color of black sand, skin the color of Egyptian lands, and he is a man after God’s own heart. But fear keeps her from fully allowing herself to be loved. She knows that the hands of evil have scarred her already and she’s chastising her hungry heart for needing him. Could a man like Geremiah see past her mistakes and love her anyway? Should Yaniah let her heart take its chances to be loved by him? Is Geremiah the one to show her that God can turn mistakes into masterpieces, or will he be just another mistake?
This standalone novel will be an emotional rollercoaster that showcases that God can use any mistake and turn it into a masterpiece!
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