A Family In Crisis The Story of Nessa
Publisher : Anthony Dasher &CreateSpace

Life has not been easy for Vanessa Macmillan aka Nessa who at the age of twelve experiences a life altering event that will for ever change the way she looks at life. She has function and actually thrived living with a SECRET for the past four years until some unfortunate events take away the one constant in her life that made her feel like she could overcome anything, including this SECRET. Her father Robert Macmillan aka Mac a successful businessman, who on the surface has the perfect life, and is the constant in Nessa’s life separates from his wife (Lisa) of twenty years and merely months later tragically dies of a heart attack. Will his seemingly perfect life fall to pieces if and when Nessa’s SECRET is revealed? A SECRET that is surely to send shock waves throughout her family and forever fracture a family already in crisis, or will Uncle Jordan the best friend of Mac be able to keep this family together and not lose his own family in the process, while coming to the realization that he did not know his best friend Mac as well as he thought. Then we have Carl, Nessa’s older brother who has put his life on hold desperately trying to fill his father’s shoes, as well as Anna a straight A student who has always been able to avoid the pitfalls called life, she has a wonderful boyfriend (Andre) who is destined for greatness as a basketball superstar and they both have decided to forego sex until they marry. Will Andre succumb to peer-pressure and affect Anna’s life in a way she would never think he was capable of. Last but certainly not least we have Lisa the mother of Nessa and wife of Mac who is more concern with appearances and status than anything else and who will not allow family SECRETS to destroy the life she worked so hard to create. A Family in Crisis the Story of Nessa causes you to take a long look at your own family structure in a way you may not have considered. This book takes you on a journey of love, togetherness, lies, deception, and SECRETS that fortunately and unfortunately are a part of all family structure. Will you be able to look at your family in the same way? That’s the question I hope you’ll be asking yourself after reading this novel.

The Story Behind This Book
Well I originally wrote a book titled Unforgiven Sins Heaven or hell which one will you choose??? The original version was raw and full of sensational type of material. I sent it to a well know publishing company who was ready to publish it immediately. Well after conversing with my family I realized there were things that probably didnt need to be in a book, so instead of making it just about me and my fathers relationship, I made it more of a teaching, encouraging, inspirational book and the well known publishing company dropped me like I had stole from them. So after wallowing in despair I decided to create a story about a family that could be anybody's family that has a whole lot of something going on and so A Family in Crisis the Story of Nessa was born and by the way it is a four part series, with "Secrets", "The Truth", and "Redemption", to follow in that order

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From the first page I was under the spell of this book. A Family in Crisis is an understatement! As soon as I thought to myself, "okay, I can read the rest tomorrow", something traumatic would happen that made me have to keep reading. By the time I thought I had figured it all out, BAM! I'm at the end with more questions than I started with. I can not wait for the next installment, I'm dying to know what happens next. Great run for a first book, well done Mr. Dasher.
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OMG!! This family has some serious issues!! I don't want to give anything away, but I'd really like to grab Nessa and shake some sense into her...or maybe she just needs a long loving hug. I'm soooooo tempted to skip ahead to the last few pages to see what happens with Nessa and the rest of the family, but I don't want to miss anything that happens before then.
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By Felicia Waters on November 20, 2013
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What a book, I read this book in two days, could not put in down. Everytime I thought I knew what was going to happen next, the author sent me in a different direction. If you enjoy books that make you think and also touch you emotionally then A Family in Crisis the Story of Nessa is the book for you. Please do yourself a favor and get a copy of this book right now
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By andre dasher on November 20, 2013
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Hello readers, my name is Charles Delandre Dasher, I am the author's brother. I am also a avid reader of books and I can be critical as well, even about my brother's book. A Family In Crisis The Story of Nessa, is a emotional roller coaster. The ups and down, the twists and turns, it will have you wanted more (trust me there is more to come). The great thing about this novel, is the characters, that you become attached to, and even some that you despise. To mean, that marks a good read. Readers, pick this book up, I guarantee, you will be glad you did, I was!!!! Enjoy

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Anthony Dasher
  Anthony Dwayne Dasher Sr, is a ten year army veteran and ordained Deacon who enjoys church and serving God in any capacity available. Writing has been a passion of his for the  More...
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