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The Public Defender by M. D. Cliatt GIVEAWAY!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Unlike what she thinks of her own mother, Maeven Dayne considers herself to be a great mom who loves all of her kids, but she must choose between them: the juvenile defendants at work or her sons at home. She pleases her devoted husband when she decides to quit her job as a public defender to spend more time with their sons. But, on Maeven’s last day at work in the courtroom, a juvenile probation officer she despises drags a weeping young girl before an irritated judge for an unscheduled hearing while Maeven is packing up her things to leave. She is walking out of the courtroom, fighting her urge to turn around, when she realizes the probation officer didn’t notify the girl’s parents or arrange for a public defender to represent her. Maeven can’t resist the girl’s pitiful pleas for help and decides to intervene even though she is risking her family.

While defending this girl, Maeven discovers people are profiting from imprisoning innocent kids in juvenile placement facilities, but whom? A juvenile psychologist who tries to expose the kids-for-cash scheme is murdered, but he’s left clues. As Maeven delves deeper into the case, she discovers, to her horror, that she is just like her mother. When her oldest son is beaten, arrested and detained on false charges, her husband receives a message proposing an offer: Maeven quits her job and the case, or they lose their son. Her husband insists that she choose their son. The problem? She doesn’t know if she can sacrifice one for the other.


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  1. Luci T said...:

    The decision would be a very hard one to make because you are going to automatically think of your own child first, but then women having that motherly instinct are not going to want to leave no child behind. That's where you are stuck at the cross road and the only thing you can do is pray about it and follow your heart.

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  1. Chelsea Carson said...:

    This looks so interesting!


  1. ann said...:

    This book sound so interesting. Children need to be protected and taken care of especially if abused by others
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  1. This is different than the usual types of books I read, but the cover and the description caught my attention right away, and I would really like to read it!

    Thank you for the giveaway chance!

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  1. druidgirl said...:

    This sounds like a great book. Children should always be protected from harm or exploitation. Thanks for the giveaway.

  1. Kara D. said...:

    I'd love to win! Sounds like a great book ! Thanks for the opoportunity.

  1. This sounds like a great story

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