Black Rose Writing Presents Chasing Her Destiny by Terri Friedlander

“If we have to do this on our own, we will,” Sherri told Kent, and was surprised to see him look at her with respect. Perhaps, at last, he was beginning to acknowledge her absolute determination as a virtue, not a liability.

Melbourne, FL, January 05, 2012 --( Chasing Her Destiny is a story about love, hope and adoption as a successful, forty-something couple struggles to start a family. After a whirlwind romance, they ride the emotional roller coaster of infertility and adoption where they meet extraordinary women in the most unexpected of places. Along the way they are joined by an over-protective mother, a needy sister-in-law and a devoted lesbian secretary. Through moments of exhilaration and despair, they hold onto their dream of someday having a child of their own.

The consummate career girl, Sherri Richmond, has spent the last 17 years of her life commuting to Manhattan before dawn and working into the night to climb the corporate ladder. Fiercely independent, she’s determined to prove to herself and the world that she can “have it all, do it all and all on her own schedule.”

Following a surprise encounter, Sherri suddenly finds herself swept away by dashing business executive, Kent Weber, who seems too good to be true. Kent too starts envying his friend's children as he jokes, "I forgot to do something in my life. I forgot to have kids."

After three years of unsuccessful fertility treatments, they begin their rocky road to parenthood through adoption. They find themselves desperately flying around the country to meet birthmothers, only to face heartbreak and disappointments.

Chasing Her Destiny touches our hearts with its bittersweet, zany escapades. The feel-good ending proves anything can happen when you keep your sense of humor and follow your heart and your dreams.


Chasing Her Destiny is Terri's third contemporary novel which is loosely based on her own desires to leave the fast lane of New York City and to start a family. The novel focuses on the complex relationship issues between husbands and wives, mothers and daughters, extended families and friends, and even strangers hoping to help each other in the most profound ways. The book is a must read for all women dealing with the heartbreaking reality of infertility, and for everyone yearning to become parents through the miracle of adoption. It is about making choices, enjoying life’s surprises and triumphs, and believing in your dreams. The inspirational story provides insight into the emotional process of adoption with humor and warmth as it follows a couple’s adventures to make lifelong connections for happiness along with the way. The novel is dedicated to all the brave birth mothers in the world and to the innocent victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks. For more information about upcoming projects or to contact the author, please visit her website at

“Born on Long Island, I’ve always been surrounded by the water," says Terri Friedlander. "This lead to my love of the ocean, lighthouses and all things nautical. I’ve enjoyed many relaxing days on the Great South Bay and even more frantic days in the business world of the other nearby island, Manhattan. In my career, I’ve dabbled with a notable list of job titles. Yet, with all business cards proudly dispersed, I have a passion for inscribing words on the screen. Whether writing novels, corporate newsletters, human interest stories, manuals or creative lesson plans, I live to write and admit to an addiction to Word and the internet. When I finally shutdown the computer, I can be found enjoying life in paradise and helping out in the community. But my true happiness comes from my amazing daughter who provides me with love and inspiration every single day."

Chasing Her Destiny will appeal to those who enjoy an action-packed story, written with humor and warmth, about relationships and hope.

Now available for review request (both hard copy and electronic). Purchase from and many other online bookstores. The book is also available for direct order via the Ingram Book Catalogue, Books in Print, Baker & Taylor. ISBN # 978-1-61296-076-0.

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