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Author: Clarissa Lee-Kennerly


The 21st century teenage experience of living for God is one like none other. Times have changed but God still remains true to His Word no matter the situation. Meet Kennedy, a Bi-racial fourteen year old whose life is turned upside down during a freak rainstorm in Southern California. But after the Event that steals the life of her little sister and the soul of her African-American mother, her Caucasian father goes into survival mode, leaving her and twin brother KJ to fend for themselves. Just when things are on the brink of spinning out of control, Grandma – a God fearing, faith-filled woman – steps in and moves the family to Virginia to help nurse her daughter back to health and to get the family back on track.

The Kennedy Chronicles: Losing Rylie is the first in a trilogy that takes its readers through a myriad of emotions that deal with authentic, humorous, mildly romantic, and sensitive situations. It is far from a fairy-tale and modern readers with even a hint of spirituality will relate to the challenges faced by Kennedy and her family and find inspiration in her journey. It speaks to a relationship with a true God and deals with the age-old question, “Why does God let bad things happen to good people?” It delves into the heart, soul, and mind of today’s teenager with all of the pressures of just living in this fallen world. What will life bring her in Virginia? Will her mom ever snap out of her depression? And does God really hear her when she cries?

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Kharis Publishing, an imprint of Kharis Media LLC

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THE KENNEDY CHRONICLES – Clarissa Lee-Kennerly knew at an early age that God called her to write. Compelled to write more personal non-fiction novels like “My Husband’s Not Saved” which was published in 2008, and having worked with teenagers all of her careers, she was inspired to write a contemporary novel that teens today can relate to and still experience God’s love. She resides in Virginia with her husband and two children.

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