Great book. Really makes you think about your actions and how they affect future generations. Wholly recommend.
You feel as if you are part of the story by the time it ends .
Best book I have read in a long time!
A great read about how each generation affects the next. Also a wonderful message of God's grace. Lynn Austin is a favorite authors of mine.
From the cover:
Yearning for love and dignity, four generations of women must come to grips with choices they've made. And those their mothers made before them. but breaking the cycle that has gripped their family over the decades will prove more difficult than they had ever imagined.
There's Louise, who agrees to an arranged marriage to a godly man in pre-war Germany to please her parents. But can she ever learn to avoid the draft - or understand his absolute faith in a loving Father? And there's Louise's daughter, Emma who has carefully guarded a dark secret about her own husband for more than 50 years. Emma's daughter, Grace, still seeks answers to the father who abandoned her - or so she has been led to believe. And Grace's daughter, Suzanne's marriage is falling apart and she doesn't know why - or how to save it.
When Emma is faced with the realization that the lies she told to protect her family had actually poisoned those she loves most, she longs to free them with the truth.
But after more than 50 years, the truth might cause more confusion and suffering than it cures.
Can Emma help Grace and Suzanne break free of a legacy of wrong choices? Or will she take her secret and her broken heart to the grave, leaving her loved ones with shattered lives?