Nikki Jenkins brings a fresh new voice to fiction with her debut novel. "Playing With The Hand I Was Dealt" is an insightful debut novel about a woman's attempt to redefine "normal" in a life gone out of control.
Natalie Kelley's world is peopled with troubled family: an adulterous husband, her drug-addicted sister, a man-crazy best friend, spoiled mother and her younger children who cannot take care of themselves. As she strives to be the rock for everyone, the reader wonders if her giving spirit will be up to the challenge.
Playing With The Hand I Was Dealt: Strebor/Atria Books; August 2007; ISBN: 1-59309-046-3.