You can't live a lie forever
One magical summer—that was all it took for Alexis Foster to fall deeply in love with Daniel Chandler.
And then she gave him up to keep Daniel from sacrificing his own dreams. But the passionate bond they shared is rekindled when Alex returns to her family's farm…with a powerful secret.
Daniel is Ohio's youngest state senator, and his star is on the rise. He's also discovering a kindred spirit in Alex's seventeen-year-old daughter.
Alex has to tell him the truth even though it risks his political future…and may cost her the two people she loves most.
Even with all the secrets and lies, the story has a harmonious tone, and is written with a kind and caring tone. No big drama, expect the real drama on the stage, people are respectful and civil towards each other. Refreshing.
All together the story has a very fifties kind of feeling. It's not 'dated', but I had the image in my head the whole time I was reading, about this small town America in 1950's.
The story is well built, it goes between the past and the present, but the change is clearly marked. The story is told by several people's points of view, also by Martin, Alex's dad. There's also a sub story going with Martin and the neighbor Aurora, and their friendship.
Daniel's relationship with his dying dad, Alex, and his new found daughter, are all well developed. The lies, secrets, and hurt from the past are dealt with, and his position in the public eye is not made the main focus. He really has his priorities in order.
With family in focus, trust and loyalty in question, and old feelings from the past lighting up again, the story has some age old questions, that are dealt with dignity, and high morals, and with the old time era type of tune
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me