BONNIE ERINA WHEELER is a lifelong resident of New England and a University of Connecticut student.
Having grown up in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Bonnie discovered her love of writing early on, but did not begin writing novels until May 2011. As the daughter of author, Glen William Ruane, storytelling and world building is a family affair. Bonnie’s daughter, Miranda E. L. Wheeler and son, Robert D. Wheeler, share in the family’s passion and have both published in the last twelve months.
When not in class or working on her next novel, Bonnie enjoys spending time with her husband, Jerry. Together the two have been writing their own special love story since marrying in April of 1995. Their children Miranda, Justin, and Bobby give them great joy. Their family is made complete with the addition of Petey, a Spanish water dog, they adopted from their local pound.
Bonnie’s plans for the future include writing more novels in the Erris Coven Series, as well as, writing several contemporary young adult novels that have been in development for some time.
In the rolling hills of Litchfield County, Connecticut, Brian Jones has everything: an elegant home, a respectable wife and a well-mannered daughter. His position as sole preacher in an affluent church affords him a comfortable income and a tantalizing mistress. Canaan is the ultimate “promised land,” far from his abusive childhood in rural Georgia, but even Brian must learn hidden secrets have consequences.
Brian’s seventeen-year-old daughter, Rachel, may look like she has it all, but feels invisible at home. When Rachel learns her parents are sending her to boarding school, she packs a bag and climbs out her window. Hiding in a nearby city, the last thing she expects is to end up alone on the streets. While her mother, Angela, searches to find her, Rachel begins questioning her religious background, discovering redemption in an unlikely place.
Katie Finch is tired: tired of being hungry, tired of going without, and tired of being alone. Ever since her parents divorced, she starves in her father’s absence, skipping school and experimenting with boys and drugs in search of relief. Her mother’s latest fixation is a married evangelical preacher, but Katie isn’t convinced Pastor Jones is the salvation her family needs. What makes it worse is Brian’s daughter is none other than Katie’s ex best friend. Once Marge’s binge drinking and irrational behavior leads to physical abuse and plans for murder, Katie is powerless to stop her mother from destroying what’s left of their strained relationship.
After a wild obsession results in death, both teens are forced to evaluate who they are compared to how the world sees them. Finding comfort in their shared pain, Rachel and Katie learn to forgive the past while discovering there is both beauty and heartbreak in growing up.