• Brooke's Promise

    An Average Family's
    Emotional Roller Coaster...

Character Bios

A Brief Look At Our Primary Characters

  • Kyra

    As a young attorney, Kyra thought she had it all – a good job, a loving husband, and a bright future. Just as she’s being assigned the biggest case of her professional life, her personal life takes a dramatic turn. After her husband Ryan convinces her to have a baby, their lives are upended and complicated by a diagnosis of a genetic disorder in their beautiful baby girl. To make matters worse, they discover a family secret that threatens to disrupt their lives further.
  • Ryan

    Ryan adores his job teaching third grade; the children keep him laughing and grounded as his personal life takes twists and turns that leave him emotionally raw. He and Kyra are excited to become parents, but when their daughter begins displaying symptoms that indicate a failure to thrive, their delight is quickly replaced by dread. Will their precious Brooke survive or will they be devastated by a loss too great to contemplate?
  • Julia

    Life is comfortable and stable for successful business owner Julia. While trying to celebrate the birth of her first grandchild, she is blind-sided by memories of a childhood event that she hadn’t been in touch with as an adult. Emotions crash into one another, putting Julia in a state that renders her unprepared to help her son and daughter-in-law cope with their daughter’s illness.
  • Susie

    Working as a bowling alley barmaid was never Susie’s dream, but this is where she finds herself. Adding to her stress, her unmarried daughter Darcy and Darcy’s two young children share her trailer home, crowding everyone in. Dealing with a difficult ex-husband on top of her money problems and home-life stresses leave Susie in a difficult emotional state that undermines her ability to cope with the new information she learns when her life unexpectedly intersects with Julia’s.

Latest Blog Posts

Janice Berliner
20 January 2020
Genetics
 I asked some friends recently what they'd like to read about in this blog. One of them answered that she'd like to learn about common genetic conditions like color blindness and heterochromia. Perhaps you've been wondering a...
Janice Berliner
10 December 2019
Genetics
For anyone who has read Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon, you know that his premise is that diversity is what unites us all. He explains that individuals from different families who have the same type of trait or condition are ...
Janice Berliner
22 November 2019
Genetics
Eating healthy, exercising, and not smoking is good for all of us. It's probably hard to find many people who don't know that. But what most people may not realize is that our family histories can be strong influences on disease r...
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