The Innocent One
by Cecilia Teng
The Innocent One by Cecilia Teng is a love story of the young and innocent Isabella and Nicolas, who fall in love as adolescents. They struggle against the pressures of tradition and obligation because they come from vastly different backgrounds. Thinking they have overcome narrow-minded parental teaching, they marry and have a child, a beautiful son. After Isabella loses her parents, the young couple and their son move into the home of Nicolas's parents--a doting, loving grandfather and a cruel, manipulative grandmother.
This is when Isabella's heartbreak begins as Nicolas succumbs to the influence and trickery of his controlling mother. With a secret in her heart, Isabella leaves with her son and experiences the difficulties of raising a child as a single mother. However, through unexpected circumstances, she is given an opportunity to do it all over again. This time, will love survive?
About the Author
Cecilia Teng was born in Szechuan in southern China and later escaped to Taiwan after the fall of mainland China to the Communists in 1949. In 1961 she came to the US, receiving BA degree in Mathematics at Saint Mary's University, Missouri and a master's degree in theoretical mathematics from Creighton University in Omaha. She worked as a computer engineer at Westinghouse Research in Pittsburgh, PA, where she met her husband, Dr. Tian Lih Teng; they moved to Long Island in 1968. They are the proud parents of two sons and a daughter.
She later studied advance Ph.D academic work at New York University and subsequently became the Director of International Education at New York Institute of Technology on Long Island, New York. In 1991 she created a successful K-12 private school on Long Island and was involved there full time for seventeen years.
She is now grandmother to two beautiful girls and enjoys writing, gardening, photography, and continues to help make the world a better place.
(2013, hardback, 138 pages)