Muddy Bottom

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AHF Publishing, Nov 22, 2020 - Fiction - 126 pages
A prequel novella for bestselling author Ashley Farley's upcoming Lowcountry series, Palmetto Island.Birdie Fuller's new year is off to a bad start. Her husband has mysteriously disappeared, leaving Birdie to cope with their unmarried daughter's unplanned pregnancy. Birdie and Hannah disagree about the baby. Birdie urges her daughter to consider abortion, but Hannah is determined to see the pregnancy to term. When Hannah returns for her last semester in college, Birdie must face her demons, the problems in her marriage that drove her husband to clean out their bank accounts and run off with another woman.While struggling to hide her pregnancy from her roommates and ex-boyfriend, Hannah interviews for jobs that will take her and her baby far away from her mother. After graduation, with months to kill before the start of her new job, she returns to Palmetto Island for the summer to await the birth of her baby. Tension mounts between Hannah and Birdie when they move from their waterfront home to a two-bedroom apartment above a bakery. Can mother and daughter mend their relationship? Or will they be lost to each other forever?

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About the author (2020)

Ashley Farley is an Indie author and amateur photographer who writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters and wives that deal with real life issues. Her first novel, Saving Ben, was released in January 2013 as a tribute to her late brother Neal who passed away from an accidental overdose in 1999. It deals with mental illness and substance abuse and how they can destroy families. Her second book, Her Sister's Shoes's, was released in June 2015 and was written shortly after her yonger son went off to college. Her writing continues to be an outlet for her feelings and she goes through these challenging times in her life.

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