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The Reformation of Marli Meade

The Reformation of Marli Meade
A Young Adult Thriller

Born and raised on an isolated Appalachian mountain, sixteen-year-old Marli Meade yearns to break free from her father's puritanical church, but fears its cult-like clutches are so deep she may never escape.

When she meets local boy Nate Porter, though, she realizes the life she craves-to be a normal teenager-is worth fighting for, even with the grave and deadly risk that fight would entail.

As her two worlds collide, exposing buried church secrets more sinister than she imagined, and unknown facts about her mother's death, Marli must decide if she has the courage to fight for her future or if time has run out on her chance to live.

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A Life, Redefined
Award-Winning Novel
The first novel
in the Rowan Slone Series

A Young Adult Novel

Reader's Favorite 5 star medallion
Seven years ago, an innocent act by Rowan Slone turned her life into a nightmare. Since the age of ten she's lived with the burden of her baby brother's death. Now she is seventeen and all she wants to do is graduate high school, go to college, and escape the loveless family she has endured all these years—the same family that holds her responsible for his death. But no one holds her responsible more than herself.

When long-time crush Mike Anderson invites her to the Prom, suddenly her future looks brighter. Rowan's younger sister, Trina, however, is determined to ruin her new-found happiness, no matter the cost. And when Rowan discovers her mother’s long-held secret, she finds herself teetering on the edge of an abyss. Can Rowan find the strength to move toward the future or is she doomed to dwell in the past?

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“A Life, Redefined by Tracy Hewitt Meyer is the kind of book that appeals to adolescent readers. It has all the drama, secrets, and intrigue that young girls look for in the stories they select. As a middle school Language Arts teacher and a former high school English teacher, I anticipate that this book will be accessible to all young readers, as author Tracy Meyer uses easy to understand language. I can imagine my students devouring this book quickly because of its high interest and non-stop action. Every chapter is a cliff hanger. One warning is that this book deals with dark topics such as self-injury, suicide, and teen pregnancy. However, these are exactly the kind of "taboo" topics that young people want to read about. Meyer knows what she is doing as she crafts a story that has the same kind of appeal that many of the young adult novels I teach in my class have for young readers. Overall, this story is full of what young readers are looking for: drama, action, tragedy, and self-discovery.”
Reviewed by Bernadette Acocella for Readers' Favorite
"There is simply no other way to describe A Life, Redefined but as a traumatic read. Tracy Hewitt Meyer takes the reader, sinks them deep into the book and then insists on repeatedly breaking your heart.
As the blurb tells you, teenager Rowan is blamed for her baby brother’s death. It’s a cross no innocent child should have to bear and it lies heavily on her shoulders as she carries the full weight of her dysfunctional family, along with her own guilt. The reader is given a stark insight into the Slones’ home life and it’s scary stuff – more so because it’s so realistic and written with such conviction. Rowan is a tremendous character; she’s brave and strong but so, so damaged and some of her scenes are incredibly tough to read.
I read this in about 2 hours and was completely moved by the power of emotion behind it. I would suggest the book is placed more firmly in the NA age-range as some of the content is a tad too strong for YA, but it is brilliantly written and I highly recommend you read this ASAP. My only criticism: I wanted more . . . lots more."
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“I have no problem giving this book a 5 star review.”
Voracious Reader review via amazon
“To me this is one not to miss. I loved it and would add more stars if that were possible!”
Lela Vee-tek review via amazon
A Life Forward, A Rowan Sloane Novel by Tracy Hewitt Meyer

A Life, Forward
Finalist in the
2015 RONE awards

The second novel
in the Rowan Slone Series

A Young Adult Novel
Her father is gone. Her mother is in jail. And Rowan Slone has left her dysfunctional, violent past behind. With college looming on the horizon, she has a new job that she loves, and a safe place to call home. She is close to achieving everything she ever wanted-a sense of family, a sense of purpose, and a sense of self.

But there are cracks in Rowan's life that threaten to send her future crumbling to the ground. When her relationship begins to suffer, her father returns and her long-held secret is discovered, Rowan must find the courage to fight for the most important thing yet-herself.

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“I absolutely loved both book 1 and 2 and if you like emotional, gut busting, tear spilling reads then these books and this author is a MUST read in my opinion and I honestly cannot wait till A Life, Freed gets published!”
Review courtesy of The Romance Vault, 4 ½ out of 5 stars
“This was a very good book that I would definitely recommend. Meyer has a great writing style that will suck you in and hold you. Even if this isn't your normal type of book, I think you would enjoy it. But be warned, this isn't something light and fluffy. It is definitely deeper and more emotional.”
Review courtesy of The NerdHerd Reads, 4 out of 5 stars
“The relationships between the characters is the most honest I have seen in a long time and it was a refreshing change to read a book that shows that not all has to be forgiven right away and that some scars run to deep to be forgotten at all.”
Review courtesy of Ordinary Girlz Book Reviews,
4 out of 5 stars
A Life Freed, A Rowan Sloane Novel by Tracy Hewitt Meyer

A Life, Freed
The third novel
in the Rowan Slone Series

A Young Adult Novel
On her own for the first time, Rowan Slone is no longer waiting for the future. She's living in the present, and relishing every minute of it. She has a new boyfriend. She is helping best friend, Jess, raise her five-month-old son, Jacob. And she continues to work as Assistant Manager at the animal shelter-all while settling into her first semester of college. Rowan's stars are aligned and she's not looking back.

But all is not as golden as it seems. Being a young mother is too much for Jess to handle, leaving Rowan to shoulder much of the burden of raising Jacob. Trina becomes involved in a religious cult, causing Rowan to fear she may have lost her sister forever. And her mother has a new psychiatrist whose goal is to get Rowan into therapy, forcing her to deal with her mother, and the past, once and for all.

Adding to the rising turmoil, Rowan's first love, Mike Anderson, returns, and wants to see her. She is surprised how much she wants to see him, too. But his sudden reappearance makes her wonder if there is room in her future for the boy with the pine-colored eyes or is it too little, too late?

As the winds begin to stir, threatening to send Rowan's carefully-built life into a tailspin, she must search deep inside herself to discover what she truly wants. Will soul-searching help her achieve that elusive sense of peace and family she's always craved or will the pain of the past prove too great?

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“This has been a wonderful, heart-wrenching series that has been enjoyable throughout.”
Review courtesy of Archaeolibrarian, 4 out of 5 stars
“I really enjoyed this entire series and I'm having a hard time putting my thoughts into words. There was SO MUCH DRAMA, and I loved it! ...I highly recommend this series.”
Review courtesy of Platypire Reviews, 5 stars
“What I loved was that by the end, Rowan accepted what people had been suggesting all along. When she finally realizes she does need to heal and can't do it on her own. I commend Meyer because this is something a lot of people (not just teenagers) struggle with.”
Review courtesy of Krys Fenner, 5 stars