Author: Catherine West
Published by: Thomas Nelson on Jul. 12, 2016
Genres: General Fiction
Format: eBook, ARC
Source: Thomas Nelson, NetGalley
Book Rating: 8/10
When their tragic past begins to resurface, can he help her remember the things she can’t?
After her mother’s death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to harbor animosity toward their father, silently blaming him for their mother’s death. Nobody will talk about that dreadful day, and Lynette can’t remember a bit of it.
But when next-door neighbor Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, he brings the past with him. Once her brother’s best friend and Lynette’s first crush, Nick seems to hiding things from her. Lynette wonders what he knows about the day her mother died and hopes he might help her remember the things she can’t.
But Nick has no intention of telling Lynette the truth. Besides the damage it might cause his own family, he doesn’t want to risk harming the fragile friendship between him and the woman he once thought of as a kid sister.
As their father’s failing health and financial concerns bring the Carlisle siblings home, secrets begin to surface—secrets that will either restore their shattered relationships or separate the siblings forever. But pulling up anchor on the past propels them into the perfect storm, powerful enough to make them question all they ever believed in.
This is an intriguing story about the difficult challenges we face in life and how we each, independently, cope with them.
It is an engaging mystery that touches on the importance of familial relationships, secrets, loss, forgiveness, grace, and, ultimately, the power of truth.
It is well written. And the characters are well-developed, complex, interesting and flawed.
Overall, I found this novel to be a nice, heartwarming enjoyable read.
This book is due to be published on July 12, 2016.
Thank you to NetGalley, especially Thomas Nelson, for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.