SUMMARY: What would you do if you learned your life was a lie? How far would you go to discover the truth?
All her life, Kelli Huddleston has been told the story of a fire - a fire that killed her mother and two siblings when she was an infant. After her father's death, though, she uncovers evidence of a different story, including clippings about a boat accident that killed a young father and his infant daughter. And Kelli quietly realizes the story of her life has been a fiction.
Armed with only a few pictures of what she thinks might be her family, Kelli crosses the country to Tennessee, determined to uncover the truth about what happened over twenty years ago in a small southern town. When the trip threatens to open doors to the past better left shut, and her plans for the future are jeopardized, Kelli is faced with an agonizing choice that will change her life forever.
REVIEW: This book grabbed my attention from the summary and held it all the way to the end. I loved the story line because it's not something you read about all the time. The struggles Kelli goes through really tugged at my heart. While reading, I kept wondered how everything was going to work out in the end. I like how everything was tied up neatly and gave you hope that Kelli/Darcy would keep in touch with her family in Tennessee and that her future, once bleak and unsure, was filled with bright promise and hope.
I really wish the author wrote more about Kelli and her journey to learn more about the real Jesus and have her come to faith in Christ. I did like how, towards the end of the book, Kelli recognized the differences between her family's belief in God and her friends' in California's and knowing what her dad said about God and religion was wrong.
This was a great story. I loved reading it and hated to see it end. This is one I HIGHLY recommend to everyone.
This book was provided by Bethany House for review without compensation.
Kathryn Cushman is a graduate of Samford University with a degree in pharmacy. She is the author of seven previous novels, including Leaving Yesterday and A Promise to Remember, which were both finalists for the Carol Award in Women's Fiction. Katie and her family live in Santa Barbara, California. Learn more at www.kathryncushman.com.