The Oak Tree, by Julie Judish


Joanna Becker has no idea what is in store for her upon the day of her eighteenth birthday. She has no way of knowing that instead of celebrating her big day that she will be mourning the death of her mother, or that she is about to become the head of a financial conglomerate. She also doesn’t know that someone wants her dead.
Raised by a single mother, Joanna Becker has lived a quiet and meager existence in small town America. But that is all about to change.
Just days before her eighteenth birthday Jo begins to suspect that she is being followed, and indeed she is. Not by just one person, but by two different sets of people. One group sent to kill her and another group sent to protect her. A rags to riches story that is unlike most. It has humor, life lessons and more. Enjoy!