The practicing pediatric occupational therapist who has devoted the past six years to writing her first novel, “Coveting the Dream”, (available at http://jacinthagriffith.com) a perfect love story that turns into a compelling love story about a 20-year-old woman seeking to reunite with the man she loves, and achieve the American Dream.
As Ms. Griffith has toured the country doing readings and book signings, she's encouraged by the strong response to the book and the 5 star rave reviews on Amazon. She is hoping that her novel will be at the top of this holiday season's shopping list.
"This story has something for everyone,” says Griffith, “There's love, disappointments, suspense, moral dilemmas, and the pursuit of the American Dream, dragged out by the challenges of immigration and barriers to citizenship.”
In the book, Serena, a naïve 20-year-old woman from Belize, embarks on a dangerous journey to get into the U.S. to re-unite with her boyfriend, Nick. She lands in Brooklyn and is faced with the ultimate betrayal. Devastated, but determined to create her own American Dream, she pursues several avenues to obtain the coveted green card, including a fraudulent attempt, which leads to her arrest and detention by the Immigration and Nationalization Service. Faced with deportation, and the reality that the dream is swiftly slipping out of reach, Serena makes a desperate attempt to keep it in sight.
Griffith says the idea for the story came to her in 1996. As the nation’s headlines filled with stories about how legislators were pushing hard to pass anti-immigration legislation, she felt that the timing for this story was just right.
Griffith is inviting everyone to join her on her Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/