Francesca Valentine is a successful, beautiful, world-renowned violinist. But when her perfect life is shattered, she must confess to a history of carefully calculated deception. Claudine Jenkins is a musical prodigy who clings to her one true love - a violin given to her by her aunt Hattie Mae. As Claudine grows up she protects herself from the taunting of her father and her twin brother by eating herself into obesity. Her mother is an alcoholic who is indifferent to her, at best. But all that would soon change...Feared by most, yet adored for her exotic beauty, Hattie Mae Jones remains a mystery even to those who think they know her best. But when her dark past threatens to destroy her perfectly laid plans for the future, she becomes determined to have her way. Would she have gone as far as committing murder? When three generations of lies come to the surface, power, deceit, greed, and lust collide - leaving you with sheer Bliss.
Gabrielle Pina was born in Dallas and received her M.A. from the University of Southern California. This novel represents her exciting debut foray into fiction. She lives in Pasadena.