Young and naïve Cherisse Bridwell had focused solely on completing her college degree and beginning her career until one hot summer evening when her frightened older sister, Shelly, arrives looking for help. Cher's carefully ordered life quickly comes to an end. Trapped in an abusive marriage, Shelly is terrified and has nowhere else to go but to her overworked and oblivious sister. Though Cher is not prepared to handle the effects of a controlling and violent husband, fate delivers help via police sergeant Brandon Nicholson. With his strength and guidance, he shows Cherisse and Shelly how to survive and how to live life to the fullest. As both women find their inner strength, Cher and Brandon fall in love and build a future together. However, life is full of ups and downs, and through it all Cher and her family must continue to face every day with a feeling of hope and optimism, even when it seems as though all hope is gone.
Powerful subject matter woven into a love story, equal to Nicholas Sparks
This author has found a way to take powerful subject matter and weave it into a love story in a way that I've only ever seen Nicholas Sparks be able to do well. This story is so well written that the reader is compelled to invest in the characters, wonder what will happen next, and simply not be able to put the book down. Long after I finished Forever Sunshine, the characters were stuck in my head--like great fiction should. Collette Scott has just won me as a new reader for her novels, and I have willingly gone! I rarely rate a book five stars. I only do it when the balance between characterizations and plot is perfected, the writing superb, and the storyline unique. Buy the book; you won't regret it.
WOW! This I could not put down. I laughed, loved and cried...
Wasn't expecting the main character to die in the end. No happy ending.