Beck Holiday lost her father on 9/11, and with it her memories of him. Years later she is a NYC cop weighed down with a childhood she cannot remember and a relationship with her mother that was torn after her father’s death. When a letter arrives declaring Beck has inherited a house she does not remember visiting before, she decides to go and check it out. Nestled into a town Beck used to visit as a child, she is hoping to finally crack open the memories determined to stay buried. Decades earlier, Everleigh Applegate is trying to get her life back together after a tornado rips through her town and destroys her life. When she runs into an old friend she begins to dream of a better life. However, she is hiding a secret that could ruin the rest of her life if it was found out. Can either women learn to face their pasts so they can move forward?
This story spans between two lives and about fifty years yet they are weaved together so well. Showing how the choices we make each day can affect our lives, and the lives of others, for years to come. I enjoyed reading about the women and their lives- the good, the bad, the heartbreaking. How they overcame their struggles. Rachel Hauck wrote a beautiful story and I am glad I read it.
*I received this book free from Fiction Guild and Thomas Nelson in exchange for my review. What I have expressed are entirely my own thoughts and I was not compensated in any way.*
Parental Guidance- Adult content, Tornado Disaster
Personal Star Rating- ****