The Third Narrative in the

“My Father” trilogy

Sufficient Sacrifice is the culminating story of two very different patriarchal influences as they mold the lives of people through four generations.

This final installment in the trilogy will be available in bookstores and through your favorite online outlets on September 28, 2021.

The Third Narrative in the

“My Father” trilogy

Sufficient Sacrifice is the culminating story of two very different patriarchal influences as they mold the lives of people through four generations.

This final installment in the trilogy will be available in bookstores and through your favorite online outlets on September 28, 2021.

Sufficient Sacrifice

Sufficient Sacrifice is a provocative coming-of-age twist on the chasm between a father and child and is focused on Alexandra Hagan during the 1960s as she wrestles with deep longing and loss. Captivating prose details her early childhood experience and her ensuing misperceived separation from the most basic human relationship. Left to navigate the riptides of confusion in an ocean of possibilities, Alexandra determines to dabble at life apart from her father’s love.

Sufficient Sacrifice presents an exceptional contrast of the push for independence and the desire for an immovable anchor for her soul. Alexandra drifts far from her father’s reach with her missteps and detours, her experiences surrendering a story that will touch your heart, even break your heart. Through laughter, tears, reflecting, and reaching, Sufficient Sacrifice will return you home—full circle—to consider for yourself grace and forgiveness.

...Excellent!!

“…Excellent!! An absolute treasure that recounts the warm and sometimes harsh realities of a family striving to maintain a high standard of living amidst currents of mediocrity…”

BECKY HADDEN WISE

compelling story of redemption

“… A compelling story of redemption and grace and the peace that follows when we release ourselves to the One True Father.”

MICA BAYNE COPELAND

3 stories with passion & love of family

“…Annette draws from her exposure in real life and has written these three stories with passion and love of family. Their stories are true to life and compelling, packed with challenges that many of us experience.”

BARRY BINGHAM

a landscape of redemption

“Annette has captured with beautifully nuanced, descriptive writing, the moods and loves and losses and yearnings that resonate in the human heart. This story is a landscape of redemption–from a child’s view and through mature adulthood.”

VIRGINIA G. STEWART, PH.D.

truly enjoyed the 3rd novel

“This is a story of strife and struggle, sprinkled with abundant hope, love, and faith. A saga of a family’s journey, never easy but always striving for a better life for their loved ones. I have truly enjoyed the third novel of this exceptional trilogy.”

ROBERT GILBERTSON

an artistic portrayal of family

“…Sufficient Sacrifice is an artistic portrayal of family dynamics revealing the reality of how relationships evolve and blossom into God’s sovereign will.”

JOSEPH L. HADDEN, D.D.S

displays a beautiful description of the past

“…I grew up on a farm, and I found many childhood memories I thought were long forgotten were suddenly aroused by certain phrases, or in some cases, even a single word that the author uses in her chapters. Her writing displays a beautiful description of the past.”

DR. GARY L. CROMWELL, Ph.D

About the Author

Annette Valentine

Long before she began devoting herself to the challenge of writing novels, Annette owned Valentine Interiors in Brentwood, Tennessee (sold in 2016), claiming the early morning hours of the day and a few on the weekends to focus on a different creative pursuit—inspirational/historical storytelling.

Her writing overflows with a mature understanding of the deep, deep love of a father for his children and the all-too-common circumstances of typical conflicts that impede the most important human relationships.

Born in Murray, Kentucky to an English teacher and the personnel manager of Tappan Stove Company, Annette would eagerly attribute the creativity instilled in her as a child and during her growing up years to her mother’s keen appreciation for language, beauty, and good design, an influence that later culminated in the interior design degree Annette earned from Purdue University.

In 1984 Annette started her design business which spanned 34 years in two states and showcased her award-winning career as a professional designer. She taught at Purdue University and served on numerous boards as an advocate for family services, the Chamber of Commerce, Rotarian outreach endeavors, prison ministry, and Habitat For Humanity.

Annette has been actively involved as an advocate and volunteer with organizations that rescue, educate, and redirect survivors of human trafficking (End Slavery Tennessee and the International Justice Mission initiative), supporting victims of child sexual abuse (Our Kids), aiding resources who identify and expel lies that would destroy hope for a life worth living.

When she’s not writing novels based on the Heavenly Father’s powerful love for His children or being one small voice of objection to the magnitude of lies that abound to obscure it, Annette devotes time to her home decor and gift boutique, Valentine House in Franklin, Tennessee.

She is married to Walt, and they happily reside near Nashville, Tennessee. They are the parents of a son, a daughter, and the grandparents of six beloved kids. Heidi-dog is a bonus.

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Sufficient Sacrifice

This final installment in the trilogy will be available in bookstores and through your favorite online outlets on September 28, 2021. Preorder now available. 

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