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Publisher's Summary

Author Barbara Davis deftly explores an emotionally charged landscape of pain, loss, and despair - and the risk one woman will take in the hope of loving again.

As a teenage runaway and child of an addict, Christy-Lynn learned the hard way that no address was permanent, and no promise sacred. For a while, she found a safe haven in her marriage to bestselling crime novelist Stephen Ludlow - until his car skidded into Echo Bay. But Stephen’s wasn’t the only body pulled from the icy waters that night. When details about a mysterious violet-eyed blonde become public, a media circus ensues, and Christy-Lynn runs again.

Desperate for answers, she’s shattered to learn that Stephen and his mistress had a child - a little girl named Iris, who now lives in poverty with her ailing great-grandmother. The thought of Iris abandoned to the foster care system - as Christy-Lynn once was - is unbearable. But she’s spent her whole life running - determined never to be hurt again. Will she finally stand still long enough to open herself up to forgiveness and love?

©2018 Barbara Davis (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Please, may have been a good book if .....

read in hard copy but audibly? No, no, no! Predictable and boring, who is giving these misleading great reviews???

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Couldn't put it down!

This book had a lot of layers to it, that were slowly unraveled and I enjoyed it all the way through. I loved the characters, and how they interacted with each other. This was my first book by Barbara Davis and I'll be looking for my next one soon. The narrator did a great job telling the story and made me feel like she was the main character.

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Loved this book!

A really good story! Really enjoyed reading it. A story of redemption and and forgiveness.

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Couldn’t stop listening to it

This book was soooo good! The storyline was easy to follow and the plot was great. Although it was a bit predictable, heading out the story was still so good. I have never finished a book so quickly because I couldn’t stop listening to it! It is relatable and hits all the emotions.

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Slow going

Book was slow to get going, but once it did it was pretty good. Story line left a couple questions unanswered about specific details. Kinda of incomplete.

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Amazing

This book hit me hard in so many different ways. The story was captivating and the story line heart breaking in the best possible way. I highly recommend it..

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excellent story

Very interesting story , readed by McManus. Can't stop reading , just has to go to next chapter .

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  • Sande
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  • 05-17-18

predictable

it was a nice little story. I found very predictable. didn't care for the performance.

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NEVER wanted it to ...

End! The story is beautiful and how life’s unexpected events can change your heart. I hope there is a book 2!

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A Great Story

Barbara Davis hits her stride in richly woven, soul searching novel. Beautifully narrated. I couldn’t stop listening. Highly recommend!