Wonderful, exciting book! I couldn't put it down - it kept me guessing until the end. I highly recommend. :)
Interesting and not entirely predictable story about a stepfamily. The characters were strong and the focus on the marriage interesting.
This was a really good read, kept me turning the pages...
Novelists Owen and Linda McFarland have been married for seven years. During that time, they have been incredibly happy together and have worked hard to make their blended family feel loved. Living on their beautiful little Massachusetts farm, Owen's son Bruce has grown into a handsome high school senior with a girlfriend he's absolutely crazy about. Linda's daughter Emily, a sophomore, has come to love her new family. Both children are in a private boarding school that they enjoy.
They used to be such a happy family. Then her daughter accused his son...of rape.
Shortly before Thanksgiving, Emily attempts suicide. Confined to the psychiatric ward of a private hospital, a sullen, angry Emily claims that in late summer, Bruce raped her. Bruce swears that the assault never happened. Who is lying? Who is telling the truth?
There is no way to prove either child's statement. Finding out the truth may tear apart a lifetime of illusions, and a marriage. But Owen and Linda must believe their children and change their entire lives accordingly.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a truly engrossing story and was my absolute favorite book of the month. I give the book an A+! and will definitely put it on my 'Keeper Shelf' to read again at some point.
Another amazing Nancy Thayer novel. Could not put it down.
Had to know who was telling the truth and how the family would survive.
This was a really good read, as fast one as well. I read it over the weekend. I think I will check into some more books by Nancy.
Writers Owen and Linda McFarland have been incredibly happy for seven years. During that time they've worked hard to make his son Bruce and her daughter Emily part of a real family on their Massachusetts farm. Now handsome Bruce is a high school senior with a girlfriend he is crazy about. Pretty Emily is a sophomore at the same boarding school. Then shortly before Thanksgiving, Emily tries to kill herself.
Confined to a private hospital, a sullen, angry Emily says Bruce raped her. He swears he didn't. One of them is lying. Finding out the truth may tear apart a lifetime of illusions, and a marriage -- in a story about stepfamilies and secrets, trust and love that will touch your heart...