JS Ririe is the pen name for Jan Hill who spent her youth in the country where she learned to appreciate solitude, making her own fun, and reading romance novels from some of the masters like the Bronte sisters, Louisa May Alcott, Victoria Holt and Phyllis Whitney. She penned her first novel as a teenager but never pursued what is now her greatest passion until becoming the lead witness in a federal case brought against the school district where she taught broadcasting and journalism. Writing Brylee’s story as she waited two years to testify helped her through a terrifying time. She lives in Utah and has two children and two living grandchildren who bring meaning and joy to her life.
Brylee Hawkins thought she had found happiness until she returned home to the Australian Outback to confront her father about her mother's untimely and devastating death. She was prepared for conflict, but the web of secrets, lies and coverups she found, including a new family, threatened to destroy everything she had believed about her past. But the worst was yet to come.