I am not going to give the story scene I normally do, I have included a book blurb below, you can read about that. I just want to share my thoughts.
I loved this book, it was may be my favorite book from Susan M. Warren. I cried as we followed the story, felt the anguish that each of the family members was experiencing. I think my heart broke for Annalise's family she left behind more than anyone. How a mother could handle such a heart break, I do not know. I know the pain of loosing a child to death, but this is a child you know is living, but have to live like they are dead, very devastating.
A few things I liked about this book: I will not give away the ending but the epilogue made me cry big huge tears of joy!! I liked that Annalise had named her little boy after her daddy, I thought that was sweet.
A few things I was not crazy about: The secrets between the husband and wife, they nearly destroyed them. The reaction of Nathan to the possibility that his mother may be falling in love with 'Uncle Frank'. Oh and the story line about Tucker broke my heart, it is so hard to be conceived as a "bad boy" when your trying your best to be better.
Conclusion: I cannot say enough about this book, it is absolutely a wonderful book. Loved it and am so pleased I was able to review the book! Great book Susan! Thanks to the Litfuse Hens for the opportunity to review! 351 pages US $13.99 5 stars
This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.
About the book:
A Deep Haven Novel
Sometimes the secrets we keep to protect ourselves can be our undoing.
To all who know her, Annalise Decker is a model wife and mother. She’s a permanent member of the PTA, never misses a sporting event, and is constantly campaigning for her husband’s mayoral race.
No one knows that Annalise was once Deidre O’Reilly, a troubled young woman whose testimony put a dangerous criminal behind bars. Relocated through the Witness Security Program to the quaint harbor town of Deep Haven, Deidre received a new identity and a fresh start, which began when she fell in love with local real estate agent Nathan Decker.
Twenty years later, Annalise couldn’t be more unprepared for her past to catch up with her. When Agent Frank Harrison arrives with news that the man she testified against is out on parole and out for revenge, Annalise is forced to face the consequences of her secrets. Will she run again, or will she finally find the courage to trust those she loves most with both her past and her future?
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