" A terrible secret could tear them apart...or bring them closer together." Secrets, lies, blame and guilt. Only love and forgiveness can overcome the mistakes of the past.." A really good book.
Secrets, lies, blame and guilt. This was a good Rachel Lee book.
A story of four damaged souls that have to learn to forgive and all themselves to love. For secrets, lies, blame and guilt have to be overcome with love and forgiveness where Hannah and Joni and Witt and Hardy can have a better future.
I read this for a theme potluck in my online book club, The Reading Cove. A JANUARY CHILL got off to a promising start, but I found the story to be very contrived, and far too angst-ridden to be enjoyable.
The troubled thoughts of Joni, Hannah, Hardy and Witt were repeated so many times it got old fast.
I also felt zero chemistry between Hardy and Joni, their romantic encounters ended up being predictable and boring. I couldn't recommend this. C-
Witt Matlock has carried around a bitter hatred for Hardy Wingate, the man he holds responsible for the death of his daughter. And now, twelve years later, the man he blames for the tragedy is back in his life - and in that of his neice, Joni.
Widow Hannah Matlock has kept the truth about her daughter Joni's birth hidden for twenty-seven years. Only she knows that Witt is Joni's father, and not her uncle. She and Witt have neve spoken of the night she tried to get even with her philandering husband by seducing his brother. But with Hardy coming between Witt and Joni, Hannah knows she must let go of her secret...whatever the consequences.
Anger, resentment and deceit threaten to destroy a family that teeters on the verge of collapse, until four damaged souls can learn to forgive...and allow themselves to love.