Meg Powell and Carson McKay were raised side by side on their families' farms, bonded by a love that only deepened. Everyone in their small rural community in northern Florida thought that Meg and Carson would always be together. But at 21, Meg was presented with a marriage proposal she could not refuse, forever changing the course of her life.
Seventeen years later, Meg's marriage has become routine, and she spends her time juggling the demands of her medical practice, the needs of her widowed father, and the whims of her rebellious teenage daughter, Savannah, who is confronting her burgeoning sexuality in a dangerous manner and pushing her mother away just when she needs her most. Then, after a long absence, Carson returns home to prepare for his wedding to a younger woman. As Carson struggles to determine where his heart and future lie, Meg makes a shocking discovery that will upset the balance of everyone around her.
Unfolding with warmth and passion, Therese Fowler's vibrant and moving debut illuminates the possibility of second chances, the naive choices of youth, the tensions within families, and the wondrous designs of fate. A searing yet redemptive novel, Souvenir is an unforgettable tale about the transforming power of love.
©2008 Therese Fowler; (P)2008 Books on Tape
"Souvenir is tender, touching, and completely compelling. I cared so much about these characters, couldn't put the novel down, read through the night." (Luanne Rice)
I think the first hour of the book was pretty entertaining. After that it was repetitive and melancholy. Went more into details about her sadness instead of developing other characters fully. If you like "poor me" books then this is for you...
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