A life in pieces. A hundred-year-old journal. And a chance for love to be reborn.
Olivia Ward arrived in Bethlehem Springs alone--with no job, no home, and no money--after her manipulative ex-husband used his power and wealth to destroy everything. Six years later, the peaceful life she rebuilt is once again turned upside down when she learns that her fifteen-year-old daughter, Emma, will be coming to live with her. The reunion should be a dream come true, but years of deception have driven a wedge between them. And Emma seems more interested in an old diary she discovered than reconciliation with her mother.
Tyler Murphy knows what it's like to lose everything. Propelled by his history in the foster-care system, he's determined to root out dishonesty and protect the most vulnerable through his work as an investigator. When he's hired to investigate Olivia Ward, though, he finds himself longing to believe she's exactly who she appears to be, and he soon realizes that his desire to learn more about her has nothing to do with his job. But how can he pursue a relationship that began with a lie?
In this latest novel from award-winning author Robin Lee Hatcher, an antique diary, a family-fueled investigation, and unexpected feelings collide to create a promise that's worth fighting for.
"Seamlessly weaving past and present, Robin has written a touching, hopeful story that's sure to tug on readers' heartstrings." --Kathleen Fuller, bestselling author
- Stand-alone novel
- Book length: approximately 80,000 words
- Includes discussion questions for book clubs
- Also by Robin Lee Hatcher: I'll Be Seeing You, Make You Feel My Love, How Sweet It Is, and Cross My Heart