Paris, the City of Lights. To seventeen-year-old Dani Deane, it’s the Promised Land. There, her widowed mother’s depression will vanish and she will no longer fear losing her only parent, her arty New York life, or her devoted boyfriend.
But shortly before their Paris getaway, Dani’s tyrannical grandfather falls ill, pulling them to rural Pennsylvania to deal with his hoarder horror of a house. Among the piles, Dani finds disturbing truths that could make Mum completely unravel. Desperate to protect her from pain and escape to Paris, Dani hatches a plan with the flirtatious neighbor boy that only threatens the relationships she most wants to save.
Why would God block all paths to Paris? Could real hope for healing be as close as a box tucked in the rafters?
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Laurel’s story has great characters, lovely descriptive settings, mystery, romance and a great sense of humor. It is about family responsibility, personal expectations, disappointment and regret. They must find a way to each other by exploring their emotions, understanding the past and accepting the consequences. It is through unexpected and revealing discoveries that each character comes to realize the truth.
I read Laurel Garver’s first book, “Never Gone” with these characters. It was enjoyable to visit again and spend time with interesting friends that you can really admire.