This is an interesting, emotional book that tells the story of four sisters and their step-mother over a little more than a decade. We get each of their perspectives as the story switches between them, jumping ahead in time with each one. Anise falls for a man over twenty years her senior in a whirlwind courtship and finds herself a step-mother to four women. Kimberly, the oldest, and Heather, the third, are married with children and have seemingly perfect lives, but not is all as it seems. Jayme-Leigh is a doctor like her father with a great husband, but has a secret pain she hasn't shared with her family. The youngest, Ami, has been burdened with a secret her mother shared on her deathbed. Through the years, their getaways to their summer home in Cedar Key has brought renewal and healing, but also may be the key to a secret that could tear their family apart.
I really liked the different perspectives and that we learn more of each of their stories and of the family as a whole as the story progresses. It is well-written and the characters became very real to me. I found myself really liking some of the characters and feeling very frustrated at one in particular! Though this is the third in the series, I didn't feel lost at all for not having read the first two. This book deals with a lot of issues, which I found interesting, but also felt draining for me. I get too emotionally involved when I read! I did enjoy it and plan to look for more from this new author to me!
I received this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.
Available June 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.