6 November 2012
Rating: 4 Cups
On the outside, Dorrie White is a timid wife with no friends to speak of. She works part-time in her husband’s machine shop and attends church regularly. On the outside, it would seem that the only remarkable thing about Dorrie is her battle with lupus. It has destroyed her looks, ruined her health and prevented her and her husband, Sam, from having children.
But Dorrie has a secret. Long ago, she has had a baby she has been forced to give up for adoption. Now she spends far too much time keeping tabs on Juliet Phillips, the sparkling teenager who should have been Dorrie’s daughter, until one day someone takes Juliet from a mall parking lot, and Dorrie’s life is turned inside out.
Throwing caution to the wind, Dorrie follows the van carrying her daughter away and flings herself in the middle of a conflict she never dreamed possible. Dorrie will have to face her own weakness, her fragility and the scars of her past in order to save Juliet. In the end, she will risk all for the daughter she never knew. In the process, she will shed her old self and rise from the ashes to discover she is stronger than anyone has ever given her credit for.
This powerful book will keep you up all night and tie you in knots. Not only is it a story about a mother’s love, it is also about a woman discovering the true nature of love and sacrifice, as well as facing the darkness within. The story is intricate, the characters dynamic and complex, but readers should be warned that there is graphic violence some might find objectionable.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More