"A gorgeous, thrilling, and important novel! These strong women will capture your heart."-Stacey Swann, author of Olympus, Texas
1965. Sandy runs away from home to escape her mother's abusive boyfriend. Becca falls in love with the wrong man. And Faith suffers a devastating attack. With no support and no other options, these three young, unwed women meet at a maternity home hospital in New Orleans where they are expected to relinquish their babies and return home as if nothing transpired.
But such a life-altering event can never be forgotten, and no secret remains buried forever. Twenty-five years later, the women are reunited by a blackmailer, who threatens to expose their secrets and destroy the lives they've built. That shattering revelation would shake their very foundations-and reverberate all the way to the White House.
Told from the three women's perspectives, this mesmerizing story is based on actual experiences of women in the 1960s who found themselves pregnant but unmarried, pressured by family and society to make horrific decisions. How that inconceivable act changed women forever is the story of No Names to Be Given, a heartbreaking but uplifting novel of family and redemption.
About the Author
Julia Brewer Daily is a Texan with a southern accent. She holds a B.S. in English and a M.S. degree in Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. She was the founding director of the Greater Belhaven Market, a producers' only market in a historic neighborhood in Jackson, and even shadowed Martha Stewart. As the Executive Director of the Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi (300 artisans from 19 states) which operates the Mississippi Craft Center, she wrote their stories to introduce them to the public. Daily is an adopted child from a maternity home hospital in New Orleans. She searched and found her birth mother and through a DNA test, her birth father's family, as well. A lifelong southerner, she now resides on a ranch in Fredericksburg, Texas, with her husband Emmerson and Labrador Retrievers, Memphis Belle and Texas Star.
"A gorgeous, thrilling, and important novel! These strong women will capture your heart."-Stacey Swann, author of Olympus, Texas.
"A novel worthy of a Lifetime movie adaptation." Jess Hagemann, author of Headcheese.
"An insightful and sympathetic view offered into the lives of those who were adopted and those who adopted them."-Pam Johnson, author of Justice for Ella.
"Readers can expect deep knowledge of the world the characters inhabit."-Sara Kocek, author of Promise Me Something.
"I found myself thinking about Becca, Sandy, and Faith frequently as I went about my day-I was always excited to sit down and find out what happened next."-Sarah Welch, author of Austin Brown Dogs: The Shelter Dogs Who Rescue Us.