About the Book:
Cedar Key has long been a place of rest, healing, and release in the Claybourne family. But it might also be the birthplace of a lie that is poisoning the family from within. Join the strong Claybourne women--Anise, Kimberly, Jayme-Leigh, Heather, and Ami--as they each confront the truth. Their unique paths will lead them through heartbreak, misunderstandings, and pain. But their journeys will also bring reconciliation with each other and renewed love in their own lives.
In her lyrical, evocative fashion, Eva Marie Everson weaves a tapestry of complicated relationships that, when complete, reveals the most beautiful work of art there is--family.
Families are funny things; we (hopefully) love each other and are there for each other, yet because of that love, no one can hurt us quite like family can, whether they do it on purpose or not. Anise is in her late 30's. She's never been married and the men she dates tend to be noticeably older than she is. She admits it is because she felt abandoned by her father and is probably looking to replace him. Ross is a widower who is 20 years older than she is. They meet when he is on vacation and for some reason some of his daughters are less than pleased when he brings Anise home. In this book we watch as Anise becomes a part of the family, as hurts are aired, as healing occurs and challenges are met.
The book is Christian fiction. I wouldn't call it preachy, and think that most who like "women's fiction" would like it, unless any mention of religion is too much. I enjoyed it and give it a B+
I'd like to thank the publisher for providing a complimentary review copy. This book will be available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.