The stories main characters are Danny, Lily and Paul with Caleb, Tara and Eve being a big part of the overall picture too. Danny loses his wife Tara and while feeling that life holds no promise for him anymore, he knows that he must move on for his five-year-old son Caleb. Caleb just grabs onto your heart in this story and doesn’t let go-you can just picture in your mind what a sweet little soul he is. Danny has problems with his mother-in-law Eve, she appears to us as an awful person but not all is as seems all of the time.
Lily and Paul are married. Paul is a controlling man and Lily has always followed his every wish. She has always wanted a child but Paul put an end to that hope long ago. Lily is finally getting fed up with it all and has retreated to their home in Stone Creek while Paul works in the city and comes out on weekends. She needs to find who she is and what will make her happy.
Danny and Lily meet and it is electric from the beginning. In ways you can’t begin to imagine they connect on such an emotional and intense level. I think they see in each other the deep pain that exists in each of them. The novel unfolds from there and we live and feel with these characters.
This novel is romantic, emotional and sad, although hopeful. The author draws you into these characters so completely and her writing is as beautiful as is this story. I would love to see a sequel to this novel as I would be curious to see where life takes these characters. This is an excellent novel and highly recommended!