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Bestselling author Debbie Macomber explores all the paths not taken by her midlife heroine, Susannah Nelson, in this tender celebration of the complexities of life, longtime friendships, and the shifting roles of family.
Despite a happy marriage, 50-year-old Susannah suddenly can't stop thinking about her old high school boyfriend, Jake, and why he disappeared on her at age 18 -- the same year her brother died. Now her father is dead, and her mother is showing signs of Alzheimer's. Susannah goes to visit her mother in Colville, Washington, for a few weeks, where she also catches up with old friends, moves her mom into an assisted living residence, and uncovers some major family mysteries.
As usual, Macomber excels in realistic depictions of family conflict, especially between Susannah and her 20-year-old daughter, Chrissie, who comes to help out and almost instantly takes up with the most unsuitable guy in town. Readers will cheer for Susannah as she solves a mystery in the midst of her midlife crisis and finds new dreams in the process. Ginger Curwen