River of Angels – Book 1 of the Generations of Secrets Series
When a prostitute is beaten on a Caribbean Island, no one realizes that this seemingly minor event will light a fuse to blow apart the old, corrupt social order. Pursuing healing for the wounded young woman and for other poor workers, members of the community become targets of ruthless entrepreneurs planning to reap big profits while despoiling the island’s rich environment.
MEET: Monica, a prostitute by choice, controls every aspect of her life and her bordello, until her world crumbles. Rosie, an American professor and healer, must forsake her roles of teacher and wife as she faces her husband’s involvement in the schemes.
Pide, a homeless beggar, brings unexpected wisdom, humor and friendship to those he touches.
Abuelita and Don Tuto, leaders of the island outcasts who live in the darkness of its vast cave system and underground river, guide the way toward a new relationship with the land.
About Abbe Rolnick (Bellingham, Washington Author)
Abbe Rolnick grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. Her first major cultural jolt occurred at age 15 when her family moved to Miami Beach, Florida. To find perspective, she climbed the only non-palm tree at her condo-complex, and wrote what she observed. Here history came alive with her exposure to the Cuban culture. Her first novel, RIVER OF ANGELS (2010), stems from her experiences during her stay in Puerto Rico.
COLOR OF LIES (2013), her second novel, brings the reader to the Pacific Northwest where she presently resides. Here she blends stories from island life with characters in Skagit Valley. Her third novel, Founding Stones, will be published sometime in 2018, and continues with characters from her two previous novels.
Her recent experiences with her husband’s cancer inspired, Cocoon of Cancer: An Invitation to Love Deeply. (2016) A love story that shares intimate tips for caregivers and family.
Tattle Tales: Essays and Stories Along the Way (2016), is a compilation of twenty years of writing.
Presently she resides with her husband on twenty acres in Skagit Valley, Washington. You can find more at her website www.abberolnick.com.