About the Book
New York Times bestselling author Deborah Bedford sweeps readers into this compelling drama with her trademark style of beautiful, lyrical writing. Since her divorce from Eric, Hilary has done everything she can to control life for herself and her son. Beneath a calm surface, she is terrified of failing Seth. She’s worked hard to raise him on her own, and she’s succeeded—he’s now set to graduate from high school and enroll at the University of Illinois with a full scholarship.
But Hilary’s worst fears are realized when there is a rock-climbing accident at a post-graduation campout. A young girl is hurt, and Seth is arrested. Pamela, Eric’s new wife and Seth’s stepmother, blames Hilary for letting Scott go to the campout in the first place. With Seth’s college scholarship now just a distant memory and his entire future at stake, the two women must come together for Seth’s sake.
Is Hilary’s love strong enough to save her son and release him to her ex-husband’s other wife?
This poignantly and beautifully penned story examines the reality of life after divorce and demonstrates how the journey of healing and forgiveness is an ongoing process. Hilary’s story is one that many women can relate to and become emotionally invested in.
This is not only a story about divorce and “the other woman”; it is a story about discovering your personal worth in the eyes of God instead of in the eyes of the world. Hilary compares her worth as a wife and mother to Pam’s apparent success, and I think this is something that all women are guilty of. We always think that someone has it more together or is doing something better than we are and determine our value through these kinds of detrimental comparisons.
The character development in this story happened by layers, with new discoveries and developments at the turn of each page. Deborah Bedford does not take the easy route to a happily ever after; instead she writes about life in all of its complexity-the highs, the lows, and twists and turns, and the path yet traveled.
I have already passed this book on to two other women and they couldn’t stop raving. I highly recommend this book for book clubs or just as a conversation starter amongst girlfriends.
**Review copy graciously provided by the author**