The Beginning: Emmalyn's Freedom is Book 0.5 of The Finding Change Series. It is the prequel to Favors and Freedom, Book One of The Finding Change Series. It tells the story of Emmalyn, an abused wife who had started to break free and live her life for her. She stayed in her marriage in fear of what would become if her children were left alone in her husband's care. She has an affair with her husband's cousin who has been a strong supporter of her. It is short lived and she is left to wonder if her life would ever change. She comes up with a plot to end her marriage. That plot leads to Book One.