#1158 Miniseries: The Birth Place
by Brenda Novak
October 1, 2003
Available in: Paperback
Ten years ago, Hope Tanner escaped from the polygamist colony where she was born and raised. She was only sixteen at the time, and pregnant, but she managed to find refuge in Enchantment, New Mexico, where Lydia Kane, owner of The Birth Place, took her in.
Hope had her baby in Enchantment, and put the child up for adoption, then spent the next several, difficult years getting an education, learning to appreciate her new freedom, and finally working as an obstetrics nurse. At twenty-seven, the last thing she wants is go back to Superior and face down the people from her past, especially her father and the man she refused to marryher own uncle. But she has a sister who wants out, and she's determined to help her...
It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak’s career as a bestselling author—she caught her day-care provider drugging her children with cough syrup to get them to sleep all day. That was when Brenda decided she needed to quit her job as a loan officer and help make a living from home. “When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book,” Brenda says. But she sold that book, and the rest is history. Her novels have made the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists and won many awards, including five Rita nominations, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Book Seller’s Best and the National Reader’s Choice Award. Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are proud parents of five children—three girls and two boys. When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually raising funds for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). So far, Brenda has raised $2.6 million. Please visit http://www.brendanovakforthecure.org to see how you can help.