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Lesbian Romance Novel Featured at BEA 2016

Lisa Grilo writes a captivating same-sex affair between a freelance photographer and a journalist in the face of opposition and tragedy.


Plymouth, Massachusetts – WEBWIRE

A Gift for Mona is a story of love and perseverance in the midst of intolerance and egotism. Mona Whitcomb is a freelance magazine photographer based in Boston who lives a life of freedom and travels around the world.
Mona didnít have a happy childhood and had a weak sense of belonging with her Japanese-American family. She turned to alcohol and drugs as a way of escape and got pregnant in her teens. Her birth to a daughter named Alex became a beacon of hope to tie the knots that bind her loving family.
Monaís present life, however, is beset by her daughter Alexís disagreement wih her motherís lesbian lifestyle and to Monaís affair with Alexís friend, Marlie, a journalist. When Mona is offered a job in war-stricken Iraq, she unfortunately goes missing after a huge explosion. This leads to a confrontation between Marlie and Alex.
Griloís book was featured by Litfire Publishing at BookExpo America (BEA) last May 11Ė13, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.† BEA is the largest event of booksellers, librarians, retailers, publishers, rights, licensing, and book industry professionals in North America.

A Gift for Mona
Written by Lisa Grilo
Kindle | $9.99
Paperback | $20.00
Book copies are available at www.amazon.com and all other online book retailers.

About the Author
Lisa Grilo grew up in New Bedford. She currently lives with her family in Plymouth, Massachusetts and works as an insurance investigator. Griloís other books include Out of the Blue, Hearts Heavenly Healing, and The Good Wifeís Secret.


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