In 1962, life was simple, the world made sense, and all families were happy. And when they weren't, everyone knew you were supposed to pretend.
For the past year, Scott and Gina Harrison have been living a lie. While they show up at family get-togethers in the same car, they've actually been separated for over a year. To keep up the charade, they've even instructed their sons, Colt and Timmy, to lie--to their
grandparents, their teachers, and their friends.
Colt, for one, has had enough, so he hatches a plan. He and his little brother will run away from their Florida home, head for their aunt's house in Georgia, and refuse to come home until their parents get back together. But when things go terribly, terribly wrong, Scott and Gina must come to grips with years of neglect and mistrust in order to recover their beloved sons, their love for one another, and their marriage.
In this emotional story, bestselling author Dan Walsh takes you on a journey to rediscover the things that matter most in life--love, truth, and family. With profound insight into the heart of a hurting child, he reminds us that a time will come to look back on hard times
and smile, because we'll know that what follows after . . . is not what we expected at all.
Cafe Lily's Review:
This is my top pick so far, for your 2014 "must read" summer vacation.
This book was amazing. I feel like I write that after every book I
read by this author, but its true.
His books are easy to sink into. They are complex and at times
dramatic, yet at the same time, relevant and easy to relate to.
While reading this book, I feared the worst for this family. Dan Walsh
writes with such emotion that you can't help but connect with his
I felt like I was right there with this family throughout the entire
story. I was so engrossed, that I completely lost track of time while
reading this book.
I highly recommend all of Dan's books - I have YET to read one that I