Sometimes Fate hides in plain sight while you stumble through darkness.
Ivy escapes from an abusive husband, finding peace with her daughter in her childhood home. She’s determined to keep her past a secret to protect those she loves.
Archer has been in love with the same girl since seventh grade. When Ivy comes back into his life—bruised, broken, and haunted by secrets—he knows he can’t lose her again.
But Ivy made a promise to her daughter. No one would hurt them again. She’s afraid to trust, afraid to be wrong again, and afraid that the one man she’s loved forever will break her heart.
Fate might take its time, but it won’t wait forever.
This is a hopeful story set in a dismal place. It seems particularly poignant in light of some comments I heard recently by actor Patrick Stewart and the abusive home he was raised in. Chilling. Click here to watch the video.
Yet, it's not the story of an abusive marriage, though that is certainly part of it. It's a love story. The old group of friends is hilarious, and I loved the way they took Ivy and brought her back in the group. She kept mentioning that in high school she'd been a jerk to a lot of people, and she could see some hesitation. But real life had taught Ivy some things, and she's not the person she used to be.
Archer. I loved Archer, from his sympathy for Ivy when he found out what she'd escaped from to his loving patience with Ivy's adorable little girl. I confess that this story did not bring out very Christian thoughts. I seriously wanted to see the abusive spouse get some of his own medicine. I'm glad I didn't take my blood pressure while I was reading it.
W.B. Kinnette was born and raised in Utah, the baby of the family and spoiled rotten. She lived briefly in Texas and Alaska before coming back to raise her family only a few miles from her childhood home. She’s loved writing since she was small, because daydreams demand to be written down. She believes that dreams must be chased, if only so she can tell her children honestly that dreams do come true if you work hard enough – and never give up!