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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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A great story about healing and new starts in life

The story is realistic and the characters are engaging. I couldn’t put it down. The book is about overcoming childhood circumstances and the pain of growing up in a dysfunctional family and the foster care system, but it is more about how to find healing and happiness despite those circumstances. The descriptions of life in rural West Virginia are so accurate, I felt I was there. Anyone who has yet to face their past and find healing should read this book. Anyone who has been hurt and needs to forgive and love again should read this book.

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Great story

I absolutely adore this book! I didn’t know much about it and got it because it sounded interesting. After a few chapters, I found when I put it down I was drawn back into it, reading it from my phone, tablet, listenin on audible anywhere I could! The story is so powerful of love, courage, forgiveness, and truly finding ones self! Highly recommend!

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Loved it!

It was a lovely story. Even though I was sure how it would end I enjoyed the journey. I wouldn't mind reading a sequel to this book.

21 of 22 people found this review helpful

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Good read.

I enjoyed this book a lot. My only criticism is it took too long to understand why the main character was so secretive about her past. I was hoping for that a little sooner.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Don't let life be full of nevers!

Read beautifully & well writen. A true to life story with unexpected turns. Everyone wants a normal life. There's no such thing, only life. Live it to the fullest! A wonderful story to prove this sentiment.

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Awesome

This was such and awesome story. Couldn't stop listening. I loved the reading. totally worth the listening.

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Great listen

Took a little to get Into it fully, but after a few chapters I was hooked.

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Believable

Couldn't stop listening. The story was very engaging. Just as an outcome seems obvious, there is a new twist. - just enough to keep Interest without causing angst.

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Disappointing

This had an intriguing description and a strong start... but as the story goes on, the main character just becomes annoying. There's one twist... not a terribly shocking one.. the rest of the time is just her internal battle that seemed pointless and anticlimactic. very disappointed. I sped up the audio just to muster thru the last 25%.

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no surprises here

Completely predictable, but the characters are okay. Something to have on in the background, but not a book worth focusing on.

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