By Kristin Hannah
For a mother, life comes down to a series of choices.
To hold on, to let go, to forget, to forgive.
Which road will you take?
For eighteen years, Jude Farraday has put her children’s needs above her own, and it shows – her twins, Mia and Zach, are bright and happy teenagers. When Lexi Baill moves into their small close-knit community, no one is more welcoming than Jude. Lexi, a former foster child with a dark past, quickly becomes Mia’s best friend. Then Zach falls in love with Lexi and the three become inseparable.
Jude does everything to keep her kids on track for college and out of harm’s way. It has always been easy – until senior year of high school. Suddenly she is at a loss. Nothing feels safe anymore; every time Mia and Zach leave the house, she worries about them.
On a hot summer’s night her worst fears are realized. One decision will change the course of their lives. In the blink of an eye, the Farraday family will be torn apart and Lexi will lose everything. In the years that follow, each must face the consequences of that single night and find a way to forget…..or the courage to forgive.
OK you all know how much I love Kristin Hannah! This book is fabulous – well in a heartbreaking sort of way. I cried so much for these characters. More than I ever have in a book. It hit a little too close to home and that may be why but it was superbly and excellently written. Don’t be afraid to read this even though it will stir every emotion up inside of you as you go through this turbulent ride. It is an unforgettable story and will tell of the courage it takes to forgive the people we love.
So of course I give it 5 stars! Ms. Hannah never fails to disappoint.