Confined to the house for the first fourteen years, Carlina Baines knew nothing but isolation and bitter loneliness. Once permitted to venture out, she was ill-equipped for the world before her. Exceedingly intelligent, she was socially illiterate.
Alone in their luxurious mansion on Christmas Eve, the wealthy young woman was confronted with a shock she was unprepared for. Without warning or explanation, Carlina discovered she was not who she thought she was.
In the dark back corner of the boxing club she’d spent years in as a distraction from her loneliness, a shadow of a woman was sitting in stillness, seemingly more withdrawn from the world than Carlina ever had been. Who was she, and why did she look so out of place?
Exhausted and beaten to the ground in defeat, when the resounding command came to get up and give it one more shot, Carlina suddenly found strength she didn’t know she had. Drawing it from the depths of her being, one last burst of energy was all she needed to overcome that which confronted her.
When you feel you have nothing left to give, dig deep. Search for inner strength, and you will find it. Under high temperatures and immense pressure, diamonds are created and forced to the earth’s surface. You are one of those diamonds. Never quit! Never never quit!
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