Valerie Montgomery was the shining star in her mother’s somewhat delusional world. Valerie had left home to go to college and never returned. She pursued a career in acting and was now happily teaching high school drama in Chicago. But when her sister called, desperate for help, Val knew it was time to go back home and help out the best she could. She never dreamed the trip back would be one that would bring back old and unpleasant memories, memories she had never faced up to. And she never dreamed that she would meet someone who could change her life, if she let a bit of her heart thaw.
It would be a defining summer for Val, Karen, and their family. The past would be confronted, the present would be embraced, and even their sour, ill-tempered mother would finally be understood – a miracle in itself. It would be summer of change, of forgiveness and of hope.
My thanks to Baker Book/Revell for the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.
Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.