When her father orchestrates a surprise trip to the summer house of her childhood, Bailee Cooper is unprepared for what follows. What is intended to be a happy reunion for Bailee and her sisters, Geena and Piper, quickly becomes shrouded by memories from the past.
Together again, the three sisters sift through their recollections of fifteen years ago...of an ill mother, and of their father making a desperate choice. They vowed, as children, to be silent--but one sister believes the truth must now be revealed. Yet can they trust their memories?
Mark Delahunt arrives in the wake of this emotional turmoil. Determined to win Bailee's affection, Mark becomes the strong fortress for her in this time of confusion, and what was once a tentative promise begins to take root and grow. Caught between the past and an uncertain future, can Bailee let God guide her to heal the past and ultimately to embrace love?
Fairly Disappointed| Posted July 18, 2012 It is fairly slow moving. Involving a terrible secret which I was able to guess within the first couple of chapters, the book failed to create suspense. The drama is sometimes stretched a tad too far and becomes almost boring rather than intriguing. The romance was predictable and the leading male character is extremely one-dimensional. The danger then becomes seeing all men as perfect like “Mark”. What were the redeeming factors? There is a strong Christian message to it. Also the portrayal of schizophrenia seems to be fairly accurate. For Tracie Peterson, this is some of her best work, but it is obvious that she still has a long way to go.