Bartered Souls, by Kathryn E. Jackson, is available on Amazon.
Bartered Souls, a novel, by Kathryn E. Jackson,is the first of a pair of books that tells the story of what happens when a middle-aged woman finds herself alone in the family home she never had the courage to leave. Sparrow is the product of an affluent family in central Kentucky that was ruled by a tyrannical mother. Family secrets leveraged to control shaped Sparrow's and her siblings' psyches and lives. Out of guilt and shame Sparrow never left her mother's house, Instead, she existed to serve the needs of others rather than making a life for herself. Now, in her mid-forties and on her own, Sparrow is desperate to put her past to rest and live a life free of guilt, shame, and fear, but Sparrow's discovery of her mother's hand in what happened to the baby she was't allowed to keep rocks her foundation just as she building a life for herself. Will the support of her new friend, Sophia, an older woman, the guidance of Sophia's three daughters, a psychic, a therapist, and a financial attorney, and a contractor named, Pete, be enough to help Sparrow bandage her old wounds and create a life of her own?
The sequel toBartered Souls will be available in 2018.