Is Forgiveness Possible?

Is Forgiveness Possible?

What happens when the betrayal is so much worse than you initially suspect?

Once You Know

A Novel

Once You Know

In the dry heat of her Arizona home, feisty, Irish-Catholic Colleen Moretti thrust the letter into the back of a drawer. Her plan: ignore the fault line until the tremors pass. But her husband’s betrayal is far worse than Colleen suspects.

With two daughters caught in the middle of a crumbling marriage, one who would love to see her father cut out of their lives and the other who would be crushed to lose him, Colleen is trapped in a no-win situation. Devastated, angry, and ashamed, she tries desperately to forgive her husband. Can Colleen mend her shattered heart and their broken home?

Colleen finally realizes she can’t save her daughters, her marriage, and herself, so…who will she choose? 

Trigger warning: The story in Once You Know is set against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement and includes references to sexual assault that could be disturbing to sensitive readers.

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"A searing but sensitive look at recovery from irreversible harm."

Kirkus Reviews

“Those drawn to tumultuous "house of cards"-style family drama, complete with well-defined characters who struggle to maintain their balance amidst feelings of love and loss, anger and betrayal, hope and sacrifice, should find Once You Know a cathartic and absorbing read.”

BlueInk Review


"A complex, gripping novel about how that which is unacknowledged can do the most damage."

Foreword Clarion Reviews

“This novel is incredibly strong due to…characters vividly portrayed with unique motives and pain, but drawn together by the bonds of family…a story that will stay with you long after the last page has been read.”

- Self-Publishing Review


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