The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room
220 Pages
ISBN 978-0-9910936-0-1

Charlotte thought she knew everything about her mother: small town doctor, respected member of the community, a single mother forced to raise her daughter alone after her husband’s tragic and untimely death. But that wasn’t her mother’s entire story. Dr. Sylvie Day was a woman with secrets and lies that threatened to destroy everything Charlotte believed to be true.

On the day of Sylvie's funeral, Charlotte comes face to face with Harold Klein, the one person in the small farming community of Marion, Missouri her mother detested, and the only person who truly knew the heart of Sylvie Day. It is this fateful meeting that puts into action a series of events that brings forth a lifetime of lies and betrayal that were always lurking in the shadows of Charlotte’s childhood. Faced with the truth of who her mother really was, Charlotte is forced to confront not only her mother's past but her own failures as a daughter, and learn to forgive herself while accepting her mother for the woman she really was.

The Waiting Room weaves a tale of small town, country living that reveals the complexities of mother and daughter love, the invisible bonds that connect people, and the pain reverberates through generations because of the choices we make. As Charlotte delves farther into the past, the true story of Dr. Sylvie Day becomes clearer and clearer with each turn of the page, reminding us that the secrets we keep aren't always ours to take to the grave.

Piper Punches

About Piper Punches (St. Louis, Missouri Author)

Piper Punches

An author of fiction and truth, Piper writes on many topics. Her fiction explores human and social interest topics , while her "truth" writing highlights the creative process, mindful living, traveling, and the writing life. She is the author of The Waiting Room, Missing Girl (a short novella), and 60 Days (Book 1 - Missing Girl Series). Her books are available online at

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