“I can't remember the last time I devoured a book so eagerly. Magnificent!” --Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author
In this powerfully written and insightful novel, author Stacy Robinson explores the consequences of flawed choices, the complex nature of betrayal and forgiveness—and the intriguing possibility of second acts…
Claire Montgomery has a lifetime of sensible decisions behind her. Yet all it takes is one impulsive indiscretion to bring everything crashing down—her marriage to a wealthy entrepreneur, her status as half of one of Denver society’s power couples, and the future she dreamed of for their seventeen-year-old son, Nick.
Claire’s husband, Michael, angrily blames her for the recklessness that has left Nick’s life in the balance, though not nearly as much as Claire blames herself. But as Nick struggles to move forward, Claire too begins inching toward a reimagined future. Along with a fresh perspective come new questions. Are there other reasons for her fractured relationship and Michael’s increasingly erratic behavior? Has he, too, been harboring painful secrets? And does Claire dare to find the real truth, when her seamlessly decorated world of privilege and security is at stake?
About the Author
Stacy Robinson is a novelist and a former marketing and PR professional and teacher. She graduated with a BA degree in International Relations from Stanford University, and worked in Japan in public relations and consulting and as an English language teacher before returning to her hometown of Los Angeles to continue her career in international marketing. Presently she lives in Denver, where she serves on the Executive Board of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation and is a member of the Lighthouse Writers Workshop. She is an avid traveler, reader and occasional cyclist, and enjoys the Mile High city and nearby mountains with her husband, three children and chocolate Labrador non Retriever.
"Beautifully written and deeply imagined. . .Stacy Robinson has created an utterly compelling story of one woman's traumatic fall and of her ultimate and triumphant resurrection. Her writing is at times luminous and always thoughtful." --Holly Chamberlin, author of The Beach Quilt
"I can't remember the last time I devoured a book so eagerly. From the first page, readers will want to dig deeper and deeper beneath the Surface to discover the secrets of the Montgomery family. Magnificent!" --Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of The Matchmaker and Winter Street
“Robinson’s characters address the tough, flawed choices that we make every day and the often unanticipated consequences. Betrayal, self-discovery and forgiveness combine in this insightful, twisting tale.”--RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
“Robinson deftly manages to make readers sympathetic with the struggles of the incredibly privileged.” --Publishers Weekly