One woman's struggle to pick up the pieces after her marriage ends leads to a new beginning, but is the past truly behind her? Debbie Macomber, the #1 New York Times bestselling author, explores the powerful intersections of love and family in this moving novel.
Julia Jones's heart has been broken for nearly six years. She tried everything she could to save her marriage after her husband became involved with another woman, but it was in vain. In the aftermath of their father's behavior, Julia's two daughters have stuck by her—and they've had a hard time getting along with the "other woman" who became their stepmother. Julia, distraught after the sale of her family's home, moves into a condominium complex that provides the warmth and charm of a new beginning. She's embraced a fulfilling new life, one that doesn't seem to need a man in it, now that she's settled into her new community and sold her successful interior design business. Her beloved father's wise words ring truer than ever: It's better this way.
But Julia can't help but be drawn to a handsome new resident she meets in the building's exercise room. Heath Johnson is a refreshing change from the men she's met on the sporadic—and mostly unsuccessful—dates her sister has eagerly planned for her over the years. Their friendship blossoms into an unexpected love as she and Heath, a divorced man, grow closer. Even though their four children are adults, they quickly discover that combining families is difficult.
Julia and Heath must reconcile their love for their children with their love for each other when a dramatic revelation threatens the happiness they've found. If they can't, their bright future together could be a pipe dream.... Read More