About this Book

What would you do if you learned your life was a lie?

All her life, Kelli Huddleston has been told the story of a fire–a fire that killed her mother and two siblings when she was an infant. After her father’s death though, she uncovers evidence of a different story, including clippings about a boat accident that killed a young father and his infant daughter. And Kelli quietly realizes the story of her life has been a fiction.

How far would you go to discover the truth?

Armed with only a few pictures of what she thinks might be her family, Kelli crosses the country to Tennessee, determined to uncover the truth about what happened over twenty years ago in a small southern town. When the trip threatens to open doors to the past better left shut, and her plans for the future are jeopardized, Kelli is faced with an agonizing choice that will change her life forever.

About the Author

I graduated from Samford University with a degree in pharmacy, but all my life I knew that I wanted to write a novel “some day”. For me, “some day” came in 2003, when I started writing and never looked back.

My first two manuscripts remain firmly ensconced in the back of my closet (the dust bunnies tell me they really are terrific!). My third attempt became my first published novel. Learn more about Kathryn Cushman on her website

My Review

This was my first Kathryn Cushman book and definitely not my last! The premise of the story was original or  at least I hadn’t read anything like this before. It was an easy and engaging read with great characters.

Early in the story I found myself feeling for Kelli. She loved her father and had wonderful memories of their life together, but after he dies she learns there was much more to their story than she ever realized. As she struggles with the truth my heart went out to her. Throughout the story my heart went out to her time and time again.  The only character I didn’t care about was her friend, Denice. I just felt like she was a psychologist wanna be. The rest of the characters were wonderful and their interactions were real.

I found the story unique. Sadly, I’ve heard of men who get bored with life with their family, but none that have gone to the extreme that Kelli’s dad did. Yet I’m sure there are many who have thought about it. It was a good reminder that marriage is a lot of work.

I would definitely recommend this book to a friend, at least a female friend. Not sure any of my male reading buddies would enjoy it as much as I did. I plan to read more from this author.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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