Historical Julie Ellis A Sacred Obligation

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A Sacred Obligation

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Young Jewish woman fights to uncover the truth about her family history in 1970s USA.

Julie Ellis is the author of many popular commercial novels. She’s known for her portrayal of strong women fighting for their families and for their faith. A SACRED OBLIGATION tells the story of Diane, a child of holocaust survivors, and her endeavours to prove that her father did not commit suicide but was murdered.

Diane Phillips grows up bright and ambitious in New York; her only care is that everyone believes her father committed suicide when she was a toddler. Her mother has never accepted this and when she finally gives in to despair, Diane is compelled to seek the truth and sets off for her birthplace, the small town of Eden, Georgia.

It’s an elegant town of colonnaded houses and legendary Southern charm, where the living is slow and easy. Running the show is Diane’s grandfather, Lloyd Masters, powerful benefactor and philanthropist. But trouble lurks beneath the facade of the perfect family in the perfect town. There have been several grisly murders, with no discernible link. As Diane takes on the might of her estranged relatives, long-buried secrets are finally revealed.

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'Julie Ellis excels at writing uplifting novels which highlight the emotional commitment and sacrifices made by strong individuals for the sake of their families' Romantic Times

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Diane Phillips grows up bright and ambitious in New York in the 1970s. It's a time of opportunity for talented young women, and she is keen to make the most of every chance. The only care she has is that everyone believes her father committed suicide when she was a small child. Her mother has never accepted this version of events but cannot prove anything. When she finally gives in to despair, Diane is compelled to seek the truth. She must go back to where it all happened: her birthplace in Georgia, a town called Eden.

It's an elegant community of colonnaded houses and legendary southern charm, where the living is slow and easy. In charge of the local newspaper is Diane's grandfather, Lloyd Masters, powerful benefactor and philanthropist. But trouble lurks beneath the façade of the perfect family in the perfect town. Over the years, there has been a number of murders, but nobody wants to consider that they might form a larger pattern. As Diane takes on the might of her estranged relatives, long-buried secrets are finally revealed . . .

Julie Ellis is the best-selling author of many well-loved novels, including 'The Velvet Jungle, The Only Sin' and 'A Woman for all Seasons.' She is a passionate conservationist and a full-time writer. She lives in Manhattan.

"Julie Ellis's prodigious storytelling skills deliver both vivid settings and characters to care about"
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