The Quiet One
Mikaela Washington, the middle Triplet, has always been labeled the quiet
one. Her parents claim her as the introvert or just shy. Of course she was,
what other role could she take? All the others had been fulfilled.
Going away to college with her sisters was always the plan until unforeseen
circumstances push Mikaela into a dark corner she can’t get out of. Her
sisters think she’s just being more unusual than normal and her dad barely
notices. The only person she can trust and confide in is her mom.
She stays back and lives at home with her parents. These years are
difficult, but she manages to find a career and go to therapy. During this
time she learns her family home is not what it seems. She sees and hears
things that her sisters know nothing about. Then when her mom suddenly dies
she’s left to deal with not only her tragedy, but also the secrets of her
Finally Mikaela realizes it’s time… time to move on, live on her own like
her sisters and try to start new. When she moves to California she finds
the job of her dreams and the man of her dreams attached to it… Ryan
To read more about the Washington Triplet’s check out Love Discovered in
New York and Love Grows in Alaska.
Melissa Rolka grew up in
the Chicagoland area all of her childhood and has always had a love of
writing. She started by keeping a journal at a young age and then in high
school she started writing poetry. A couple poems were published
anonymously. Then in college she majored in Philosophy, which required lots
and lots of writing. After graduating from Marquette University she
traveled west to Los Angeles. There she worked for the Writers Guild of
America and found herself submerged in the writers world. She worked on
small writings, but never pursued them. On the side she became involved
with a small theater group. Eventually she made her way back to the
Midwest, where her heart belongs, and worked in business for several years.
She found love, got married and has two beautiful children. Being at home
has allowed her to keep following her love of reading and writing. When
Melissa is not writing she is caring for, playing with and loving her two
kids. In between taking care of her family and writing she almost always
has her nose buried in her Kindle.
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