A stunning family legal drama about a brave mother

who defies the court to save her daughter from its "justice."



Motherhood. The most profound human experience is being put to the test.  


Rachel Belmore is a poised, determined, yet vulnerable advertising executive fighting to bar her charming former husband, Dr. Wesley Belmore, from molesting their five-year-old daughter, Ellie. Caught in a nightmarish justice system, Rachel’s odyssey takes a turn for the worse when she loses her battle in the court of Judge McGillian. The judge, a gregarious man who believes that he applies the law without prejudice, is nevertheless trapped in his biases, which throw him into the eye of a media storm.


His young, easy-going law clerk, Phil Crawford, hides a dark secret as he sets out on a mission to change the fate of children betrayed by the justice system. The compassionate Phil forces his way into Rachel's  plight, but fails to dissuade the Judge from his harsh viewing of her case.


To save Ellie, Rachel must take the law into her hands and suffer the consequences.


Against the backdrop of media frenzy, corporate indifference, political corruption, family treachery, terrorism and judicial callousness, the story unfolds in blazingly sure-penned prose to reveal loyalty, the kindness of strangers, devotion, passion, and friendship. In a riveting tale of surprising twists, Puppet Child is a moving tribute to a mother who remains dignified, honest and loving as she changes the rules.



"Top 10 Favorite First Novels 2002"




* Outstanding Author Award  2002!





Release date: November 15, 2002
Hardcover: ISBN #1-58961-018-0
Softcover: ISBN #1-930252-98-6

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