But his good life shatters when his emerging alcohol abuse unleashes a family crisis and sends his son to the hospital Deeply frightened, he moves to their weekend cottage to confront his demons. He cannot return home until he is certain his wife and children have no reason to fear him.
Patty, his sweet, reserved wife, stays the course at home with their increasingly troubled children and defiantly withstands the buffeting winds of gossip and scandal that sweep through their small town in the wake of Troy's departure. She longs for the day his self-imposed exile ends and she can welcome him home.
But busybodies at Troy's workplace assume he left home because his marriage is in trouble. Brook Emerson, new to the company and romantically obsessed with Troy, is encouraged by the assumption and attempts to seduce him, setting in motion a chain of events with harrowing consequences for Troy and his family.
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About the Author
Connie Chastain has written a novel that greatly broadened my horizons and for which I owe her a substantial debt. Her novel tells the compelling saga of hardworking family man Troy Stevenson and his adoring, supportive wife Patty.
The book grew on me tremendously as I continued to read the extremely engaging story. Chastain has a knack for convincingly, non-judgmentally immersing us in the lives of a very diverse set of characters.
It is refreshing to read an author who unapologetically, unostentatiously yet convincingly paints a world in which men are accepted as different from women (as indeed they are), and the differences are celebrated. Troy and his wife Patty are full equals yet have different roles. And they love each other fiercely and with a commitment and devotion that many married people might well envy. J. Steven Svoboda, National Coalition for Men