Annabelle, born and raised in the suburbs of the Silicon Valley, loses her innocence at a tender young age. She survives a childhood mixed with violence, humiliation, alcoholism, and drugs. Determined not to become a victim of circumstance, Annabelle faces many impediments along the journey of facing her demons and exposing secrets. She encounters unpredictable lovers who provide her with emotional lessons and independence. She learns invaluable wisdom and the meaning of love through philanthropy, friends, and family. After nearly three decades of removing the skeletons from her closet, Annabelle stumbles upon the path to her dreams, lit up before her like an airport runway. This inspiring story of shattered innocence, endless secrets, undeniable betrayal, forgiveness and the determination to pursue happiness, will provide you with encouragement to follow your limitless dreams.Carroll, D. L. is the author of 'West Coast Lady', published 2007 under ISBN 9781424173181 and ISBN 1424173183.