When Emily was 13, her mother was diagnosed with advanced stage Ovarian Cancer. Shortly after, her mother began writing the novel, Bird of Paradise.
For years her mother had lost herself in a world of creation, never letting anyone read what she'd written. Sadly, in December of 2012, after years of recurrences, setbacks, surgeries, and rounds of chemotherapy, she passed away at the age of 63 . Bird of Paradise was left unfinished.
Shortly after her passing, Emily found a letter from her, with a copy of the unfinished manuscript and one request - that she finish the story for her.
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