Not in the Cards

by June Kelley Pierce



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/9/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781663249128
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781663249142
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781663249135

About the Book

Everybody wants to get rich quick…opportunities come--even in small towns. Jake and Ellie Taylor read about a local boy who won big and, to Jake’s surprise, soon after, he finds himself holding two golden tickets to a newly opened casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Atlantic City was the farthest he and Ellie had ever travelled from their small farming, town in Pennsylvania. This story takes the reader along on their risk-taking journey in anticipation of a fun and exciting weekend. However, the glitz and glamour of the late 1950’s gambling scene is not as appealing up close and quickly reveals a tapestry of corruption and deceit. This couple learns that winning is sometimes a losing game.

About the Author

June Kelley Pierce is a retired Special Education teacher with a Master’s Degree in both Education and Special Education. She also has as an Undergraduate Degree in Sociology and Psychology. A native of Northern New York, Pierce has made her home in the Mid-Hudson Valley. This is Pierce’s fifth novel. She has four others to her credit—her first book, Keeping Secrets, its sequel, Restitution, Misunderstood and Neglected Cries. In 2019, Pierce published her first book of poetry, Painful Truths: A Memoir in Verse. Two years later, Pierce published her firt book of short stories, If Only, a combined effort with her brother, Bill Kelley. She has also published a series of eight books for children, each focusing on a different social skill, along with a life-skills guide for parents and teachers on the topic o bullying. Pierce is a folk artist and restorer and has worked in the Hudson Valley for the past forty years.