What if the father you never knew, left behind a heartbreaking secret?
June Westwood is devastated by the news the father she never met has died. Now the truth about why Jasper abandoned her as a child will be buried forever. Escaping to the secluded beach house she’s inherited, June hopes to spend time bonding with her two little daughters, away from her hectic job and failing marriage.
On the wild shores of the Pacific Northwest, her father’s hideaway leaves June breathless. But it’s his oil paintings decorating every wall that surprise her most. How could someone paint other people so beautifully, but reject those closest to him? And why is every drawer in her father’s workshop locked? June hopes her new neighbor—her father’s apprentice Caleb—will provide the answers. But Caleb won’t talk about the past.
Then, hidden in her father’s workshop, June discovers a box of newspaper clippings that reveal the shocking reason why her father left years ago—and uncovers Caleb’s own devastating secret…
When her old life comes calling, June has an impossible decision to make. Unsure what’s best for her girls, and if she can trust Caleb, will digging deeper into her father’s dark past heal or destroy her precious family?
An absolutely heartbreaking and emotional page-turner about the incredible strength of family bonds, how we can hurt those closest to us, and the healing power of love. Fans of Diane Chamberlain, Kerry Lonsdale and Kerry Fisher will devour this powerful read from award-winning author Melissa Wiesner.
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“A beautiful emotional story… sisterly bonding, romance and second chances set against the beautiful backdrop of America’s Pacific coast… Highly recommended.” Jo Lambert ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This was such a fast-paced and enjoyable read, I couldn’t put it down. I liked the storyline and the characters, both the main characters and the secondary characters were very well developed. The author quickly transports you to Wishing Cove.
When June Westwood finds out that her father, whom she never met, had died, she thinks that she will never know the truth about why he left all those years ago. So, June and her sisters meet at their father’s beach house in the Pacific Northwest to take care of his affairs. They didn’t that their father is a famous artist and they inherit his house and his fortune. June is the first to arrive and she investigates to see if she can find any information about her father. When she meets Caleb, she is in for more than she bargained for, as their first meeting does not go well at all. Caleb was her father’s neighbor and protege. When June’s sisters arrive at the beach house, they join in the journey of finding answers to some questions they have had all their life. As they go through his belongings looking in to who their father was, they learn more about themselves then they ever realized.
I enjoyed this emotional story very much, and the underlying message of how important it is to always make time for family. I was so engrossed with the story and the multi-faceted characters. Thank you Melissa Wiesner for this fantastic read.