The People of Joy turn out to be a nightmare for young Jade Scanlon, brought into the cult by her now dead mother. Running and hiding from The People for ten years, Jade’s life takes a sharp turn back to the embrace of her loving father and the man who brought them together, Luke Kelly. In her short life, Jade loses much but gains everything.
When she was just a child, Jade’s mother stole her away from her father and descended into the cultish world of The People of Joy. But her mother dies, and Jade is trapped for years of horrific treatment and abuse by members of the cult who now control her.She finally escapes but has to live on the run, hoping the cult never finds her—because they’ll stop at nothing to keep their secrets safe. Living on the streets, and always on the move, Jade turns to art for salvation and for survival.When a painting of his vanished wife surfaces, Sam Cochrane knows the artist has to lead him to the girl he’s never stopped searching for—his long-lost daughter Jade. He hires friend and ex-cop Luke Kelly to help find her. Soon Jade and her father are reunited, but as Luke and Jade grow closer and finally begin to feel safe, little do they know of the danger the news of her miraculous return puts her in…
Sharon Sala is a long-time member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as a member of Oklahoma RWA. In 2014, she published her one-hundredth novel. A fan favorite, Sala is an eight-time RITA finalist, winner of the Janet Dailey Award, four-time Career Achievement winner from RT Magazine, five-time winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award, and five-time winner of the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, as well as Bookseller’s Best Award. In 2011 she was named RWA’s recipient of the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her novels have been on the top of major bestseller lists including the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly. Sala also writes under the name Dinah McCall.