What if you discovered that the sins of your mother’s past will forever haunt your future and that finding out the secrets that she took to her grave with her would turn the lives of the people she left behind upside down?
To the rest of the world Corynn Hayes was a brilliant writer and entrepreneur but to Karlee Jones she was not only her mother but her best friend. Until her unexpected death Karlee thought that she knew everything there was to know about her mother. However, after receiving her mother’s diary as a final gift to her, she soon realizes the depth of the secrets that she kept from her and just how devastating her lies would end up being.
The Diary: Succession of Lies is a novel that exposes the secret life of a mistress and is a tale of the trials of love, lust, loss, and redemption from two generations of women. While the mistress has been vilified throughout literature as a harlot and a home wrecker, The Diary takes a new spin on the role that a mistress plays. It’s a compelling and thought- provoking read that goes into truthful and oftentimes painful depth as to why a mistress stays, of whether love is present in taboo relationships, and questions whether love is enough to endure the consequences that come along with it.
Jimmetta Carpenter, writing as Jaycee Durant, is the editor of the Free Fall Literary Newsletter and Spoken Like a Queen. She previously published a volume of poetry, The Art of Love, under the pseudonym Gemini.
– Lamonique Hamilton –
Author of Under Every Deep
Pumpkin Pie Publishing