Tricia grew up in southern Georgia. As an undergrad, she developed anorexia and left college to pursue treatment. After recovery, she finished her undergrad degree and earned a master of science in microbiology. Tricia worked as a research scientist before deciding to become a stay-at-home mom to her three children. She believes in writing stories that not only entertain, but engage and enlighten readers.
Is This Me? is a compelling story full of romance, growing up, and acceptance. I highly recommend it. Rating: 4.5 stars by Award Winning Author Tia Silverthorne Bach!
The Back Cover: Have you ever chosen a path that led you astray?
Amanda has no trouble choosing a college or picking a major. What she does have a problem with is what she would have least expected, a guy. Smart and sexy, Doug is focused on school responsibilities and post-graduation plans. Their paths intersect and Amanda must accept his help or risk losing her scholarship. Determined to maintain appearances, Amanda begins to lie to family and friends. The ease at which she repeatedly deceives those closest becomes disturbing and leaves her questioning: “Is this me?”
Can Amanda find her way out of her contrived world?
Did you ever wonder what the family thinks when the girl rides away with her prince? Amanda’s parents think she’s abandoned her friends, goals, even morals to be with the guy she loves. The assessment is ludicrous, but Amanda can’t convince them otherwise. Their disapproval undermines her self-confidence and she is determined to prove them wrong. To make things worse, he has a huge roadblock thrown in his path. Amanda isn’t able to talk about the situation with anyone except her ex-boyfriend. Can she endure the strain of keeping his secret? Can her already fragile psyche survive a whole summer with parents who condemn everything she does? Amanda begins to doubt she can, and there’s no castle, no fairy godmother, no magic wand to rescue her.
March 20 This isn’t fair! I close my eyes and see his face. His mother’s words echo in my dreams. Now he is plastered on the front page? How do I move past the rage and guilt when he won’t go away? I need him gone. He doesn’t get to win like this. I won’t let him. –Amanda
Amanda’s first year of college is fraught with drama and parental scrutiny. With her relationship secure and a clean break from her parents, all she wants is a normal term. But fate steps in and deals a shattering blow. Think You Know Me will have you guessing from the first page.