“There’s a brightness to the book that lingers in the goodness of the characters … that brightness keeps the reader from feeling too weighted down by
“There’s a brightness to the book that lingers in the goodness of the characters … that brightness keeps the reader from feeling too weighted down by the prospects the story suggests. The result is a novel of remarkable, rare substance.” –Literary Inklings
A savage rape on hallowed ground. Secrets buried for decades by the town’s most influential family.
Now Ourania D’Andre will learn the Great Oak’s secrets as construction begins at the Fagan mansion. She can’t afford to turn down a job that promises to stir up the long-buried guilt—and the passion—she shares with powerful Troy Fagan.
She’s already juggling the most important job of her career with her new responsibilities as a foster mother for young Walt and Emma Korchek. And there’s a hard, older man on the construction crew with eyes void of emotion—cold and killing. The secrets of his brutal past will pose a grave threat to the children in her care. Will she find the courage to face him?