Each chapter is written from the perspective of different characters, helping readers learn what made these damaged people the way they are ... colorful supporting characters ... Slowly revealing secrets from the past and adding a mysterious disappearance and people who need love but can't express it properly, Higgins...hits it out of the park with her trademark depth, emotion, and dash of humor. Her fans will love this book, which will attract a wide new readership of family fiction.
The mixture of generations with differing problems, consequences, and thoughts blend to make this an interesting read ... A moving tale of despair, heartache, and trying to mend fences offers mystery, surprise, and an unexpected togetherness among an unlikely group.
Higgins...is back with a beautiful story that eloquently captures the raw emotions of abandonment and grief ... Higgins makes each voice distinct, using language that clearly illustrates each character’s age and intellect. There are some intense scenes that will break readers’ hearts. This work is a perfect example of the ways a multi-generational family copes with loss on a variety of levels. Excellent for those who enjoyed Bev Thomas’ A Good Enough Mother.