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A heady tale of a single mom who, after discovering she has a twin that was adopted into a wealthy family, doubles as her twin and is catapulted into danger that neither twin anticipated.
Olivia Gale could have pursued career dreams and avoided nine years of financial struggle had she gotten an abortion, as David's father assumed she would, but then, she would not have David.
When Olivia inherits her mother's home, she discovers that she has an identical twin sister, Vivian, whom her mother had given up for adoption to a wealthy family.
Olivia sets out immediately to contact her sister.
Vivian's life has been horrorstricken by a plane crash that killed her adoptive parents and her brother. When the twins reunite, Vivian asks Olivia to sit in as her double so she can disappear temporarily to have a delicate surgery.
Olivia Gale longs to begin the masquerade; to step into a world of carefree luxury and leave behind the stress of poverty. However, once Liv is embedded into her new, pampered life she realizes that even with all the struggles of being a single mom, she desperately wants to go home to David.
Neither twin is aware that someone is trying to murder Vivian.
Joan Bannan is a native Californian, who still lives in Northern California. She was born Joan Freiburghouse in Modesto. When she turned eighteen, she became Joan Mangini for the next twenty-four years. She changed her last name to Bannan—her grandmother's maiden name when her first book was published in 1990. She thought her mother's maiden name was too boring and that Freiburghouse would not fit on book covers.
Joan is a Christian. Her faith influences her writing, but she does not consider herself an evangelist nor does she feel called to explain her faith to her readers. However, her faith greatly influences her characters and the theme of each novel. She says, "I can't help it. I believe the world that is not seen is the real world. I allow my characters to be aided by divine intervention that is considered coincidence in the visible world. Christian friends call this type of coincidence, 'a God thing.'"
There are two frequently asked questions that Joan is asked: "Are your novels based on true stories?" and "How do you write?"
Her stories are based on true stories and true characters, but they are greatly embellished by her imagination. Many of her characters are inspired by combining the personalities of more than one person.
Joan's writing inspiration comes from studying novel writing and storytelling and by continually reading great novels. Most recently she completed Ted Dekker’s Creative Way Course in Transformational Fiction. Often though, after her theme is clear and the plot is afoot, Joan finds she needs to enter a scene before she can imagine what needs to be there, what her characters will say to each other, and discover who else will show up.
Joan is also the author of Halfa Moon, which has also been reviewed by members of The CWA Review Crew. You can find reviews of that title HERE.
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