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Friday, September 10, 2010

Michigan author "Shades of Sin"

Michigan author Michele Vargo celebrates the nationwide release of "Shades of Sin," the harrowing new novel that explores the bonds of family, forgiveness, and second chances.


The book tells the story of Claire, who married the unfaithful and controlling Jack after an unwanted pregnancy in 1969. But in 2001, a sudden stroke claims Jack's life and sends Claire into a mental breakdown. Fueled by insecurity and fear, Claire makes the fateful decision to leave her family—three children and four grandchildren—believing they will be better off without her.


Four years later, just when her family is starting to heal, Claire comes back, healed and eager to make amends. The lives of her children—Sarah, Danni, and Joe—are turned upside down once again, as they must decide whether to forgive their mother and forge a new relationship or to move on with their lives as though she no longer exists.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or This is also an eLIVE title, meaning each book contains a code redeemable for a free audio book version from

Vargo resides in Clio, Michigan, with her husband, David. She is a retired RN who still works per diem in the neonatal intensive unit. She and David enjoy traveling and spending time with their children and grandchildren.


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