“My team from start to finish was amazing. As this whole process was new to me, I was skeptical at first. Everyone was professional and put my mind at ease. Tina Marie was my consultant and answered every question that was asked. Larry, manuscript evaluator gave the book a great review. Jerry, in charge of pre-production was very knowledgeable. Lisa was encouraging and helpful. My overall experience was beyond what I expected. Job well done Outskirts Press!”
When telling people about their story, people always seemed to say it should be a book. Carole Sanguedolce, a bookkeeper, is a wife and a mother of a daughter. Jeannie Lachman, a homemaker, is a wife, mother of two daughters and grandmother. Finding each other was a blessing. (Illustration of authors by Sara Savarese)
“Two Peas In A Separated Pod” is a true story. Take a journey with two women on the road to discoveries and realizations. Jeannie and Carole write about their lives growing up. Each is unaware of the other. Jeannie is raised in the Bronx, New York. She grows up knowing that she is adopted and loved. She feels connected, yet there is a void. Carole grows up an only child in a small rural community in Northern Ontario, Canada. When their worlds collide, the book is written in each woman’s version of events. After years of searching Jeannie discovers who her birth mother is and makes contact. She wonders if she is doing the right thing by disrupting other people’s lives. Carole is shocked to learn she has a sister but stands by her mother’s side. The two families meet and relationships develop quickly. There is still a lingering question. Who is Jeannie’s birth father? Jeannie tries desperately to get information on her birth father but it seems to be a taboo subject. Even on her deathbed her birth mother is unwilling to reveal who he is. While visiting her mom in the hospital Carole stumbles on a key clue. It seemed that fate intervened. With this discovery Carole must choose whether to keep the secret that has stayed hidden for so many years or tell Jeannie who her father is. The decision Carole makes reflects the true bonds of sisterhood.