With revelations that prove as captivating as the deceptions at the heart of her bestselling phenomenon The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Kim Edwards now gives us the story of a woman’s homecoming, a family secret, and the old house that holds the key to the true legacy of a family.
At a crossroads in her life, Lucy Jarrett returns home from Japan, only to find herself haunted by her father’s unresolved death a decade ago. Old longings stirred up by Keegan Fall, a local glass artist who was once her passionate first love, lead her into the unexpected. Late one night, as she paces the hallways of her family’s rambling lakeside house, she discovers, locked in a window seat, a collection of objects that first appear to be useless curiosities, but soon reveal a deeper and more complex family past. As Lucy discovers and explores the traces of her lineage—from an heirloom tapestry and dusty political tracts to a web of allusions depicted in stained-glass windows throughout upstate New York—the family story she has always known is shattered, Lucy’s quest for the truth reconfigures her family’s history, links her to a unique slice of the suffragette movement, and yields dramatic insights that embolden her to live freely. – Publisher’s Website
Another Winner ! Between her life in Japan, and her life in the US, Lucy the main character feels that there is something missing from her life. Unanswered questions that have left her feeling incomplete. It would make each of us think (or at least I would hope so) what is missing in our lives that is keeping us from finally being happy and feeling free. This is the first I have read of Kim’s work and it certainly won’t be the last, fantastic book for one of those lazy days sitting inside relaxing with your favorite hot beverage watching the snow fall outside.