The Branded Ones: A Novel

Beneath a façade of palm trees and sunshine, homelessness and addiction are bubbling to the surface.

It can be hard to shake the brands others place on you; Derek, currently homeless, knows this better than most. How can a person with nowhere to hide be so invisible? A chance meeting along the waterfront with new mum Jess ignites in him a flicker of hope.

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Beneath a façade of palm trees and sunshine, homelessness and addiction are bubbling to the surface.

It can be hard to shake the brands others place on you; Derek, currently homeless, knows this better than most. How can a person with nowhere to hide be so invisible? A chance meeting along the waterfront with new mum Jess ignites in him a flicker of hope.

Meanwhile, 17-year-old Melissa has a new boyfriend. Her best friend hates his guts but won’t say why.

Melissa and Jess soon find themselves drawn into a challenging battle for reconciliation between their friends. With their help, painful truths from the past stand a chance of release, and a family the gift of restoration.

Told through the eyes of three strangers, Joanna Beresford’s ‘The Branded Ones’ is a poignant story of love, family, relationships and redemption.

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Genre: Drama
Publisher: Next Chapter
Publication Year: 2021
Format: Electronic
Length: 288
ASIN: B09F35747Y
eBook Price: 5.99
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A coming of age drama experienced by three families suffering the effects of abandonment issues. Through the interweaving of those families, and extensions of, a story unravels about the lives of the characters coming to terms with love, loss and identity.
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Joanna Beresford

Joanna is studying a Master of Research in Creative Arts. Her inspiration for writing comes from peeling back the veneer people present to the rest of society in their quest to belong. Joanna interacts with teenagers and their families every day, and that presented her with a myriad of situations that she felt deserved closer examination. Joanna loves writing stories people can relate to; either because they have had a similar experience, or because they were interested in how others coped in unusual situations.

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