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The Lives Between Us
By Theresa Rizzo



  • 2015 - USA Best Book Awards Finalist, Fiction Chick Lit/ Women’s Fiction

  • 2016 - Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist Chick Lit

  • 2016 - National Indie Excellence Award Winner, Women’s Fiction

  • Amazon bestseller, reaching #1 in kindle Romance, #2 in kindle Political Fiction, and #3 in books Political fiction.


The Lives Between Us is about family and love. It’s about desperate people doing what they need to, to save the ones they love. Grief-stricken reporter, Skylar Kendall, plots revenge on Michigan Sen. Hastings who opposed life-saving stem cell research and therapy. She gains access to Hastings, learning secrets that would launch her career and satisfy her need for retribution… Only, she hadn’t counted on falling in love.


How far would you go to save the one you love? 


Reporter Skylar Kendall has run from commitment all her life, pushing people away before they leave her, until her niece worms her way into Skye's heart and settles in tight. Skye relaxes into a career she enjoys and relishes being a doting aunt. 


Then her niece becomes gravely ill. Unable to bear yet another loss, Skye is determined to find a cure, but the girl's only hope lies in the embryonic stem cell therapy Michigan Senator Edward Hastings repeatedly opposes. When Skye fails to find alternative treatment in time, she vows to end the senator's political career. 


Curious about the woman behind the scathing articles on his best friend, Mark Dutton pursues Skye. Dating Mark gives her access to Hastings's life and secrets that would launch Skye's career and satisfy her need for retribution... Only she hadn't counted on falling in love. 


Guilt and pain drive Skylar to avenge her niece's death. Love cracks her closed heart open wide enough for hope and compassion to take seed. Through interlacing lives, this novel deftly explores family life dynamics at all levels--unveiling the trial and tribulations of relationships, the complexities of parenthood, and the risk of hiding from it all. 


Can Skye avenge the lives lost to politics at the expense of her new love and friends?


4.4 Stars with 98 Amazon Reviews

160 4&5 Stars on Goodreads

Voted #2 “Nicholas Sparks Read-a-Likes, & #9 “If You Like Jodi Picoult, Try these Authors,” & #10 “Best Medical Fiction Novels”, on Goodreads Lists



Additional Information:

Independently published (2015)

ISBN: 9780989045063 - 464 pages

World Rights Available (excl. World English)


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