I really enjoyed this book...the first I've read by the author. Two tragedies shape a family...one tragedy from the past, one in the present. A family tries to heal its wounds and grow stronger. I thought it was well told...I cared about the characters and wanted to know more about the mysteries surrounding the family's past...would recommend it.
"A compelling story of a family's destruction and resurrection." -Booklist (from the cover)
As one who loves home restorations, this story based around a woman rebuilding her life as she restores a family home and uncovers its secrets was a real hit. The characters were so well-drawn, I found them believable and enjoyed the story.
This is one of those books where the story slowly builds and gets richer and richer. It is great for those "rainy day reads" or when you want to be drawn deeper and deeper into the story. There are several side stories in the main story and these help build the whole picture. This book got me interested in getting some other books by her.
A book about a woman who learns some shocking truths that change her life forever. Some past secrets that change the course of her life. This book shows how one woman's struggles and the past life of her parent's could tear her and the rest of her family apart and how in the end she finds out just what living is all about, and how change can sometimes be good instead of bad, even though it can be very stressful. A book wonderfully written, that has believable characters that anyone can understand.
Read once, read again years later. Still the most absolutely wonderful story from this author. Continuing enjoyment with every turn of each page.
Interesting story, realistic relationships
Before Faith was born her sister, Hope, was kidnapped when she was only a few days old. This is a story about families. About love, hope, dispair and every feeling imaginable. What a wonderfully fantastic book this was, it's one of the best books I've read in a long long time.
I absolutely loved this book! The characters stay with you long after you finish.
A woman whos had lived by everyone else's rules must discover what she is made of when her life crumbles around her.
When Faith Bronson;s marriage ends abruptly,she finds her privileged life shattered.Only just beginning to face the lie she has lived,she finds sanctuary with her two children in the shabby Georgetown row house that's been in her mother's family for generations.
This historic house harbors dark secrets of its own.When Faith takes steps to rebuild he ancestral home ,she meets Pavel Quinn.Through he is connected to her past in stunning ways his strong attraction to Faith is enough to convice him to keep silent...because the truth could drive her away forever.
But now the secrets of the hous on Prospect Street are about to be revealed.For it si only when the truth is told that Faith,her family and the man she loves can make a new beginning
Holds your interest all the way through it. Inspiring.
Wonderful read - excellent characters.
Not what I expected. The characters were all too chaotic.
This is a wonderful story - typical Emilie Richards. You get to know the characters and feel like you could talk to them! Very interesting story with many twists and turns. Ms. Richards descriptions of places and activities are wonderful. I was sorry to see the story end. Highly recommended!
Good stroy. A little slow moving, but otherwise a nice summer story.
This was a very good story. The secrets that are revealed and in the way they are revealed were captivating. The family dynamics are amazing and the forgiveness and love were played out in believable ways. I read through this quickly, couldn't put it down for long.
"When Faith Bronson's marriage ends abruptly, she finds her privileged life shattered. Only just beginning to face the lie she has lived, she finds sactuary with her two children in the shabby Georgetown row house...[with] secrets of its own." Richards compares to Delinsky & K. Hannah.
Faith Bronson's marriage ends abrubtly and she finds her privileged life shattered. Beginning to face a new life she finds sanctuary in a shabby Georgetown row house that has been in her family for generations. The house has secrets of it's own and rebuilding the house, Faith also rebuilds her life. But everything is connected with uncovering the secrets of the house and her family and when the truth is told she can begin a new life with her family and the man she now loves. Excellent read!!
This author was fairly new to me and I'm loving her books! Rich, warm characters and good plotlines. This one's a winner!
A woman who has lived by everyone else's rules must discover what she is made of when her life crumbles around her.
When Faith Bronson's marriage ends abruptly, she finds her privileged life shattered. Only just beginning to face the lie she has lived, she finds sanctuary with her two children in the shabby Georgetown row house that's been in her mother's family for generations.
This historic house harbors dark secrets of its own. When Faith takes steps to rebuild her ancestral home, she meets Pavel Quinn. Though he is connected to her past in stunning ways, his strong attraction to Faith is enough to convince him to keep silent...because the truth could drive her away forever.
Sut now the secrets of the house on Prospect Street are about to be revealed. For it is only when the truth is told that Faith, her family and the man she loves can make a new beginning.
This was an awesome story with subplots that weaved itself into a great book. The characters became more fluid and interesting throughout their misfortune, romance, and eventual happiness. The author rocks.
very good read -page turner