Based on true events, this is a riveting journey through a young woman’s traumatic encounter with sexual violence during a college spring break trip – and an aftermath of remarkable coincidences that spiral out of control for the next thirty years. Elizabeth desperately tries to move on and leave the harrowing past behind. However, her aggressors, four devious well-connected Ivy Leaguers in positions of power and influence, keep reappearing in her life – causing the danger to escalate. Past and present eventually merge. Worlds collide, culminating in a flood of vivid memories and an unexpected ending to Elizabeth’s decades-long nightmare. “Unconventional and Provocative…At heart, Nicole Saint-Clair’s unique Broken Sand Dollar is the story of a resilient woman’s survival and self-acceptance, with a touch of spiritual enlightenment.” – Jeannine Chartier Hanscom – Foreward Clarion National Review, 2016 “Nicole Saint-Clair effectively moves the story from the present to the past throughout the novel to give readers a true sense of the lasting effects of its events on its characters…gripping.” – Kirkus Reviews, 2016
Nicole Saint-Clair has been married for over twenty years, and has lived in several locations throughout the Carolinas. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina, and a Master’s degree in Management from Southern Wesleyan University. She served on the Board of Directors for a rape crisis center for over ten years. This is her first book, which is based on true events. A portion of its profits will be donated to organizations that fight violence against women.