At seventeen, Sarah Colby had been scared and desperate.
Her marriage to Reece Colby was faltering. They were nearly destitute and their infant son, Drew, needed on-going medical care they couldn’t afford. Sarah felt her world crumpling around her. Then her mother-in-law, Elizabeth, offered Sarah a solution. Elizabeth would make certain Drew got the medical attention he needed if Sarah would walk away from her husband and son. Believing she had no other option, Sarah accepted Elizabeth’s offer—though leaving them was the hardest thing she’d ever done.
Now, twelve years later, Sarah's still questions that decision. So when she learns that Drew's in trouble, she knows it's time to break her agreement with Elizabeth. Drew needs the mother he’s never known and Sarah needs to help her son. But how can she face Reece after deserting him? And what will happen when he finds out about Lyssa, the daughter he doesn't know he has?
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A quasi read
Although the book kept me engaged and I did read it in one sitting, the ending was really anti-climatic for me, especially the transition between the final chapter and the epilogue.
I would of really preferred a bit more of an exploration of the opinions and issues relating to Elizabeth, as well as bit more discussion on the theme of whiteness, particularly as it is a part of the plot.
I will also note that the emotional scenes are well written and for the most part, I did enjoy reading this. I just don't think I would read it again.