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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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More grit needed.

I liked the book, just thought more substance into the characters would have been better, I like to feel like I know them myself! Worth the read time though!

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Heartwarming story

I enjoyed listening to story as performance was mesmerizing. However, the ending was predictable from the moment Christie met Wade & learned about Iris

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Great

When I first listen to this story i was just trying to figure out who was was christy, wade but then it got so interesting i had to finish listening to the end . I wish it would of lasted longer.

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Nice choice

I enjoyed the book thoroughly. The only thing I did not care for was that sometimes the conversation of a three-year-old was more advanced than realistic.