This book intrigued me from the first page. This is the author’s first book. April’s journey will have you cheering, crying, and profoundly thinking, about her life. The characters are very real. I hope there will be more books to come by this amazing author. – Jill Campbell
Sixteen-year-old April Morgan has a good life. Despite her family not having much money, she is happy.
All that changes when her father dies.
Unable to support the family on her own, April’s mother forces her to quit school to work at the local grocery store ten hours a day. When her boyfriend comes into the store with another girl on his arm, April snaps.
She is sent to a juvenile psychiatric hospital, where she develops a friendship with a felon named Cobra. Cobra will do anything to protect the people he loves and he soon develops feelings for April, but before he has a chance to tell her how he feels, he is transferred to a different hospital.
When April gets out of the hospital her mother drops her off at the bus station and tells her she is not welcome at home any longer.
Not knowing what to do, April travels to the psychiatric hospital to visit Cobra and they make plans for a life together when he is released.
However, their plans are shattered after April’s traumatic experience, and Cobra ends up in jail for trying to protect her.
Can he ever win April’s heart?
I HAD TO LEAVE is a story of love and heartbreak which will leave you asking yourself. How far would you go for love?
About the Author
Donna Jean Picerno is a former program manager for the State of NJ, Department of Human Services. She recently left the healthcare industry to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time author.
Donna Jean currently resides in Shallotte, North Carolina with her husband, two children, and two dogs. When she is not writing, she can be found sitting on the beach with her nose in a book.
Things on Donna Jean’s bucket list include writing a NY Bestseller, having one of her books made into a movie and bowling a perfect game.