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Enjoy “The Way of Life” Series!

She was popular. She was rich. She had it all.

Except love.

She had to go through hell to find it.

Annette Spratte has a wonderful way of writing that is easy to read, but at the same time pulls you into the story until you feel as if you are a part of the book yourself.” -Helen Pryke, Author-

You won’t find out what happened to her. But you will find out how she handles it.

19 year-old Josie is stuck in boarding school and there are only two ways out: graduate – or commit suicide.

It’s not the school that troubles her, but what happened before. And now she has to find a way to live with it. Walk with her through the hallways of the school she calls “the bitch kennel”, through emotional turmoil, unexpected friendship and a passion for painting that leads to the discovery of a strength she had only guessed at before.

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Award

“Survivor” has received the recommended read award:

The makings of a great novel lie in wait in “Survivor”, a short story by Annette Spratte that introduces readers to a 19-year-old by the name of Josie who is shipped off to boarding school after a personal trauma resulting from a botched suicide attempt.

Despite her young age, Spratte’s Josie is quite a mature young woman in this coming-of-age story that sets her up on her path to the future. Josie imbued with the usual teenage angst, but Spratte endows her strong female-lead with a maturity beyond her years as she learns to deal with inept teachers, bullying classmates, a detached mother, and a father who treats her more like a corporate associate than a daughter. The plotline of this story is familiar, but the relationship between these characters is vivid and complex. More than a few teens and women will relate to this nightmare-dreamer who is just gearing up to take charge and shape her own destiny. I look forward to the debut of Spratte’s upcoming novel and highly recommend this superlative read.

Congratulations to the author on this IHIBRP 5 Star Recommended Read!


“You’d rather have me wonder what happened to you?” he asked.

“You can stop wondering if you want to,” she told him. “But you can’t stop knowing.”

Josie would rather bite off her tongue than tell Jim about her past. The past that made her spend a lot of time in clinics and therapy. The past that still gives her nightmares she wakes from screaming.

But then the past almost repeats itself.

Only this time, Jim is there to protect her – at a tremendous cost.

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All Josie wants is to lead a normal life. Jim is the first man who makes her feel safe and loved and in Stacey she finds a true best friend. Never before did she have so many caring people around her.

But even the deepest love and the best of friends cannot make her past vanish. The past that made her leave New York in search of her real self. The past she keeps dreaming about in violent nightmares. Can anything free her from the untold guilt she carries?

Enter into a story full of emotional turmoil, vivid characters and hope beyond all reason.

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In addition to these books, I have also started a Christian children’s adventure series called Jabando. Three books are traditionally published now, book 4 will follow in 2020. Currently these books are only available in German. If you are interested, please click here.