“The Believer”

Set in the early 1960s, the NEW BEGINNINGS series focuses on three primary characters: two psychiatrists and the brother of one of them. These novels offer intense character development that deal with many conflicting stories, emotional development and friendships that are created and put to the test. Behind the scenes of how the two physicians meet and design a new school of thought is the underlying story of Rob’s younger brother. Not the heir but the “spare,” Toby is disregarded by his parents and diagnosed as “retarded” or autistic by doctors. It falls to Rob not only care for him but to develop an institute where he can reach his full potential. The trials of being a caregiver, the blindness of love and the value of relationships are woven through this trilogy with passion and sensitivity.