All My Belongings Author:Cynthia Ruchti Jayne Dennagee has spent her life running from the ?doctor death? legacy of her father. His Kervorkian-copycat methods of euthanasia ruined her childhood, covering it in shame. She won?t let him steal her future, too. After changing her name to Becka, she assumes a new life and new job caring for t... more »he ailing mother of a handsome young businessman, Isaac Hughes. Becka struggles to sort out her feelings for her new boss just as her patient passes away under unusual circumstances. Suddenly, her past catches up with her and the unnerving details of her heritage make Becka look like a murder suspect. Worse, all sense of home and all hope for love vanish. Even if she could clear her name, a phone call from prison wraps a suffocating shroud around her heart. Her father is out?and he needs her help. Can Becka open her new life to the man who has prematurely taken so many? Or will her father?s legacy make it impossible to open her heart at all?« less
I've never been one to lie or hide the truth. I simply can't do it. But what if I had to? What if I were the daughter of an infamous person that I couldn't bear to be compared to - that wouldn't be fair to be compared to? I might be tempted to do the same thing Becca Morrow did.
Changing her name didn't seem like it would be that much of a big deal. Change it legally and people couldn't - nay, wouldn't - lump you with your Kevorkian-like father. But, sd Sir Walter Scott said so eloquently, "oh what a tangle web we weave, when we first practice to deceive." And things can't help but unravel for poor Becca.
I very very much enjoyed this novel. There were some hard-hitting questions of morality, forgiveness, making rash judgments because of someone's family connections that really make you stop and consider how you yourself treat others in hard situations. Things that make you question if you could do the same as Becca. Or would you be more like Isaac and Geneva? Or Tony? This is a read slowly type of book. One that will give you plenty of things to pause and reflect on as you turn the pages.
*My thanks to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinions. I was not required they be positive.*