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Its-Just-Lola

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It’s Just Lola

Dixiane Hallaj

Historical Fiction

Born in 1894, youngest daughter of a wealthy Peruvian landowner, Lola was seduced at an early age, disowned and forced to leave her father’s plantation. Twice widowed with three children by age 21, Lola braved a British blockade and German U-boats off the coast of South America in her quest for security and happiness. Lola lived a life of drama and hardship from the Andes to San Francisco, but she never gave up and she never stopped loving.

Fear of impending death often impels people to divulge secrets they have guarded for many years. Thus it was that Lola, sick and frightened, confided the story of her youth to her daughter, the author's mother, who at age 95, passed the story on to the author as she sat by her hospital bed for two days. The story had many gaps, all of which were filled with fiction.

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Born in 1894, youngest daughter of a wealthy Peruvian landowner, Lola was seduced at an early age, disowned and forced to leave her father’s plantation. Twice widowed with three children by age 21, Lola braved a British blockade and German U-boats off the coast of South America in her quest for security and happiness. Lola lived a life of drama and hardship from the Andes to San Francisco, but she never gave up and she never stopped loving.

Fear of impending death often impels people to divulge secrets they have guarded for many years. Thus it was that Lola, sick and frightened, confided the story of her youth to her daughter, the author's mother, who at age 95, passed the story on to the author as she sat by her hospital bed for two days. The story had many gaps, all of which were filled with fiction.

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Dixiane Hallaj (Author)

Dixiane Hallaj lives in the small town of Purcellville, Virginia, with her husband of over fifty years and their cat named Dog. After a long career as an educator and a business woman, she earned her Ph.D. the year she qualified for Medicare. She has been writing award-winning fiction ever since.

Dixiane spent eleven years living and working in the Middle East as part of her husband's extended family. Her novels about Palestinian refugees are based on her experiences during that time and later, when interviewing women in the camps for her doctoral research.

It's Just Lola is based loosely on the life of her grandmother. She enjoyed writing about the family so much that she carried the characters on to another generation with Aunt Nellie B, a lighthearted fiction.

Learn more about Dixiane Hallaj.

Published  
December 11, 2013
294 pages
6 x 9 inches