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Piney Woods Books
Raised by a single mom, Emily, Deborah and Victoria, all chose different lives. Now that their father’s secret is revealed, they find themselves struggling with truth and forgiveness.
Robert Forester, an embezzler, leaves his wife Marion and their three daughters to avoid imprisonment. Never revealing the reason behind his disappearance, Marion refuses to acknowledge that he is still alive and raises her family alone.
Emily, the eldest, marries a missionary pilot and must adjust to the difficulties of living and raising her daughter, Shannon, in a Kenyan village.
Deborah impulsively marries Johan Lootevik and soon finds herself helping to run a hunting lodge in Alaskan wilds.
Since childhood, Victoria has experienced bouts of depression. When a runaway teenager invades the quiet country lifestyle she and her husband have achieved, life becomes complicated.
With the death of their mother, the three women learn their father's secret and all find themselves on different paths, struggling with truth, and forgiveness.
"Deborah clung to Johan's waist, her grip insecure because of the bulky thick jacket he wore. She snuggled her face into the fabric, its scratchy surface roughening her skin. Each time she pulled away, the stinging cold air whizzing by brought tears to her eyes. Johan was maneuvering the vehicle in an erratic pattern, swinging one way then another to avoid trees. On occasion, he would give the engine quich spruts of acceleration causing the front whells to lift from the ground. Johan's shouts and whoops of released excitement just caused Deborah to highten her hold.
Without warning, she suddenly found herself separated from the machine and airborne. It happened so fast there wasn't time for Deborah to think or act. Her shoulder connected with the ground first, landing with a hard thump, then she rolled and tumbled until her body bounced againsta tree trunk before coming to rest.
As she lie there, stunned, only the muffled roaring of the four-wheller's engine broke the silence.