Elaine D. Walsh is pleased to announce the release of her latest title, Restoration. This novel chronicles a young woman’s challenge to restore her life, relationships, and dreams back to the promise they held before her mother abandoned her and her family to marry a serial killer on death row.
Atomic Summer, her top selling debut novel, is dedicated to her mother and all the author royalties are given to cancer causes and charities. After the success of this novel, she committed again to donating the proceeds from her new release to charity.
“Many innocent victims are affected by violence each year,” Walsh said. “Since Restoration deals with the after effects of violence and abuse, I felt it only appropriate to designate my royalties from this novel go toward assisting victims. What better way to impact the world than to take my talents and use them as a vehicle for giving back.”
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 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, he 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, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award quarter finalist, chronicles Tess Olsen’s challenge to restore her life, relationships, and dreams back to the promise they held before Randall Wright.
About Elaine D. Walsh
Women’s fiction author Elaine D. Walsh’s first novel, Atomic Summer, received an honorable mention at the 2012 Southern California Book Festival and five stars from Readers Favorite. In comparing her writing to the great storyteller, Pat Conroy fans cite her ability to develop rich memorable characters that draw the reader into her work. She was raised in upstate New York, earned a degree in English from the State University of New York at Geneseo and for the past 25 years has called the Tampa Bay area home.
e-book ISBN: 978-0-9855663-1-9
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More about the book, Restoration is available here.