"The test of life is not meant to break you, but to make you stronger..." Four powerful childhood friendships become twisted with lies and deceit after they leave Bishop Street Orphanage. Twenty years later, the four orphans are back together. Maggie is a best-selling author that lives in Los Angeles. Elizabeth, is a farmer's wife with five children. They live in North Bend, North Dakota. Randolph the billionaire, is a wandering nomad who has never put down roots. Lucy is finally clean and sober, and raising her daughter, after twenty years of living on the streets.
Challenging themselves to let go of the past, and still fused together by the immeasurable power of friendship, they will never let anything get in their way again. New obstacles become more complicated and unpredictable then they could ever imagine. Then suddenly, their lives will change forever, when Maggie is visiting an orphanage in Honduras and a major earthquake hits... Thousands of lives are lost, Maggie is missing, and their worst fears will test their strength of survival, once again!
"Author Rene D. Schultz has done it once again! She has created a story so rich with love, loss, friendship and hope that it feels like I am a part of the story." ~Stephenee Carsten-reviewer
"You can read it as a standalone book, or I would tell you to read Bishop Street where the story begins."
~AJ Book review club
Rene Schultz is a master storyteller. With a compassionate touch, Ms. Schultz also weaves in social issues and their aftermath, including homelessness, addiction, and abandoned children. ~Jada Ryker
This author brings out emotions in me that aren't easily displayed. There were times when I was biting my nails; times when I was crying buckets; and times when I was scared. Each character has now got a place in my heart, as this lovely unique author, Rene D. Schultz. ~Sue Ward-2-Friends / UK reviewer