Hi Friends, Something I Am Not is a powerful new novel, that just released today. It captivated me from the first chapter and didn’t let me go until I turned the last page. Billy’s journey will grab your heart, make you cry, and make you cheer. Cher Gatto tackled some challenging topics and handled them very well, always emphasizing hope and redemption. Realistic, inspiring, and a must read!

Here’s a bit more about the story: A father who never loved him … A woman who stole his worth … And a brother he couldn’t protect. Where does someone run in the face of his deepest shame? Billy McQueen works hard to keep his life together … and concealed. At seventeen, he dreams of an escape from the barroom, his father’s manipulation, and the advances of his father’s girlfriend. However, on his eighteenth birthday, Billy is introduced to a younger brother he never knew he had, and he’s an eight-year-old who is barely capable of navigating the corrupt world of his father’s boxing club. In order to secure his freedom, Billy must fight for it. To save his little brother who is next in line for the slave trade … he must die for it. Something I Am Not is for anyone who has ever questioned who he is, why he is here, and whether the world would be a better place without him.

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Genesis award-winning author, Cher Gatto, has a passion to write fiction with the story of redemption. Her inspiration comes from over a decade serving in areas of great need, and recognizing that even in the face of great depravity, we have amazing hope. Cher lives in New Jersey with her husband and five children. She serves as president of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) NY/NJ chapter. Something I Am Not is her debut novel, and she is currently working on her next story, Regent.

Learn more about Cher and read the first chapter at her website.  Something I Am Not is available in paperback and eBook. You can get your copy at this link.  

Until Next Time, Happy Reading,



8 replies
  1. Melissa Andres
    Melissa Andres says:

    Wow! This sounds incredible! I’ve not heard of this book before. Will definitely be reading it! Thanks Carrie.

    • Carrie Turansky
      Carrie Turansky says:

      Hi Melissa, I met Cher at our ACFW NJ/NY group. She is a very talented writer, and this is her debut novel. It won the Genesis Award. I think you’ll be impressed and touched.

  2. Anne Payne
    Anne Payne says:

    Wow. I wouldn’t get that from the cover at all but it sure does sound intriguing. Definitely not something that is familiar. Thanks for sharing about this book, Carrie.

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