Quarter Finalist in The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest


With a signed death warrant and final appeals running out, Tess Olsen anticipates the execution of the man her mother deserted her family for thirteen years ago.  Randall Wright’s death will expel his disturbing legacy and return her mother to her; it’s as simple as that, or so she believes.  But Randall Wright robbed her life of more than just her mother and like a splinter slowly and painfully working its way to the surface, those stolen pieces begin emerging.

Working as an art conservator in New York City, Tess keeps an emotional distance from co-workers.  She has no close ties since isolating herself during her teen years when the tale of Wright’s crimes, trial, and marriage to her mother was published in a Pulitzer Prize winning article.  She yearns for the family she had and is unable to accept who they are now.

Tess is dating Ben Elliot, an art critic for the New York Times.  The relationship both intrigues and unnerves her.  Unlike men she’s dated in the past, Ben is more interested in her than her physical attributes and any sex she can offer.  Although drawn to Ben, she is more comfortable with men like Kenyon LeMere, a brazen artist Ben introduces her to who has a reputation for translating his sexual liaisons into art.

Restoration, a highly fictionalized account of the author’s inner musings, chronicles Tess Olsen’s challenge to restore her life, relationships, and dreams back to the promise they held before Randall Wright.

When your life is shattered you can live damaged or repair it!

˃˃˃ What are readers saying about Restoration?

  • Provocitive
  • Remarkable characterization
  • Well written and unique
  • Intriguing conflict
  • Great novel

˃˃˃ Where did the idea for Restoration come from?

As an author, I am always pondering ‘what if this’ or ‘what would happen if’.  What if your mother abandoned you? What if she married a man convicted of such horrific crimes? What kind of woman would do this? And what effect would it have on you? Would you ever be able to trust again?  To love again? How would this shape your life?

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