Erin grew up on Keystone Lake and the little town of Mannford, Oklahoma in northeast Oklahoma. It was an idyllic life for her and her mother until her father died on a cross-country trip. Then the two became even closer. Her mother owned a flower shop until the big corporate grocery store with their own floral department ran her out of business. Then she went to work for them. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. But Erin’s mother raised her daughter in the small town where she was born and along with help from her sister, a lawyer in Tulsa, the women not only survived but thrived.
Erin worked for her mother at the flower shop after school and on weekends as she waited to graduate and attend college at TU to earn a law degree – like her aunt. It is a long way from a small town and flower shop to the second largest city in the state and the Tulsa County Courthouse. But Erin would make it. She had a support system with her mother, aunt and friends. She was smart and she was determined.
Then she was sexually harassed at the senior prom. Accepting a date from Todd, a cute boy she barely knew in school, like Cinderella, she borrowed a dress and ran off to a fairytale date only to be made fun of. She should have gone with her friends.
Determined to put the prom behind her and move on to college, Erin got a part time job working in her aunt’s law firm on days she didn’t attend class and life was good. Erin was growing up fast learning to balance life, school, and a new job.
While in college she began to hear stories about the cute boy who drove the Alpha Romeo Spider to class. Girls talk and the things they said were not good. Todd’s treatment of his dates escalated and what used to be pressure for sex became rape and beatings.
Erin decided she had to put an end to Todd’s reign of terror. He confronted her more than once on campus. And when he thought she was a threat to his lifestyle he told her to stay out of his business. Then her best friend disappeared.
Blooming Justice is the first book in the Keystone Lake series. Check it out on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.