Though faced with many challenges in her childhood and youth, Nylah was determined to make the best of her life in every way possible. But she met and fell in love with a colleague and friend who was very mean-spirited and wild. Nothing had prepared her for the intensity of sorrow she felt. It was only with the intervention of God's love that she began to record her life story trying to capture the paradox of love and grief. These were scars. But what can she make of them? As Nylah exposes her deepest feelings and fears and the truth about her life and shattering disappointments, she appreciates the Scars as beauty within that ultimately bloomed into profound wisdom and love. Beautiful Scars is an homage to the woman she has become instead of the woman society has made her be. It will touch any reader who has felt powerless in familial love. Lynn Davis is a gifted illustrator in acting, singing and creative writing. She communicates her years of experience in various multifaceted creations she was involved in, in high school, college and a job in a drama production company in this novel. She received her B.A. (Hons.) in English Language and literature from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone where she was awarded the best actress in 1993. She also earned her Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and M.B.A from the Institute of Public Administration and Management, University of Sierra Leone and her doctorate from St. Cloud State University, Minnesota. When she is not writing she enjoys cooking, singing and dancing. Lynn is presently an adjunct professor. She lives in St. Joseph, Minnesota with two of her three children.