SURVIVING THE TRUTH, Sharon Coleman Monroe’s first novel, is about Laura, a 50-something woman who discovers family secrets, loses her husband, wins some cash and learns that helping others isn’t as easy as she thought it would be. The family secrets shatter the idyllic image she and her sister Susan had about their childhood in Kerrville, Texas. The loss of her husband in the mountains of Wyoming shatters her confidence in herself and reality shatters her ideas about giving to others. Laura and Susan begin a journey to expose the secrets, come to terms with the loss of Laura’s husband, James, and discover that throwing money at problems doesn’t necessarily solve them. Chocolate and Pinot Noir take the edge off their problems but that combination comes with its own set of difficulties.
About the Author
Sharon worked in the public schools in Corpus Christi, Texas as a Speech- Language Pathologist from 1971 – 2009, primarily with children in Early Childhood through 6th grade. She lives with her husband Jack and their Finnish Spitz “Foxy” in Cripple Creek, Colorado at an elevation of 9,494 feet. They have four children and nine grandchildren. Although she wasn’t raised in the mountains, they called to her and she got there as soon as she could.
Surviving the Truth. By Sharon Coleman Monroe