“The way her mother saw it, Genevieve Ryder, at twenty-two, had lost her chance at a respectable marriage, which was the only thing that mattered. However, Gen had different ideas.”
-pg. 1, The Unfortunate Life of Genevieve Ryder
A woman never knows which decision she makes is the one that changes the trajectory of her life. Will the life she lives be the one society chooses for her or the one she chooses for herself?
In the aftermath of World War II, 22-year-old Genevieve Ryder faces a life-altering decision. Constrained by societal expectations and an unexpected pregnancy, she finds herself at Bethany House, a home for unwed mothers. As she grapples with the choice between societal norms and personal freedom, Gen’s journey unfolds against the backdrop of a post-war era. Will she choose the path society lays out for her, or forge her own destiny? This poignant historical women’s fiction explores themes of choices and the varied consequences of the journey of self-determination. Join Gen on a gripping journey through a time when every decision could change the course of a woman’s life.
Published May 23, 2023
Credo House Publishers