Vickie J. Claflin has a masters and doctorate in education and counseling. She has presented and published many papers nationally and internationally. She has written a novel and is ready to publish. If interested, read on.
"The Borrowed Daughter" is set in a small university town in the Ozark Mountains where a New Orleans family relocates with their teenaged foster-daughter. The quiet beauty of the mountains whithers when their fifteen-year-old foster daughter is gang-raped in the athletic dorm. The Dean of Students (the mother's boss) at the university is aware of but turns a blind eye to the improprieties of the athletes and uses his position and power to keep it quiet. The mother allows her fear of reprisal from her place of employment to temporarily cloud her judgment and ability to come to the rescue of her teenage foster daughter.
With her family dreams shattered and her career on the line, Fiona McCrae follows a trail of secrets and unthinkable deeds. The lives of everyone involved are changed forever and one girl becomes the casualty. "The Borrowed Daughter" will take the reader beyond the borders of friendship, family and public appearances into the secret realm of personal agendas.