This is the 2nd book in a series, written in the style of Janet Oke. The back cover says, Marianne has her whole life ahead of her....dreams of life and marriage...and longs to taste what it's like to be out on her own...But one night.....
I have enjoyed this series very much - #2 in The Salinas Valley Saga,
"perhaps now was the time for Marianne to tell him why she identified so well with the girls she counseled, to tell him about Ellen. But why? It can wait.
In book 2 of the Salinas Valley Saga, Marianne Hanlon has her whole life in front of her. Like most girls her age, Marianne dreams of romance and marriage, but she also longs to taste what it's like to be out on her own. But one night, a brutal assault shatters Marianne's innocence and threatens her belief that her dreams can ever come true.