It is the year 1996. Renee Howell, thirty-nine years old, has moved away from her crazy-making husband and the cult he's been in. Now she is all alone in San Diego except for a few friends. Though she thrives amid the city's bustling urban scene as well as walking and exploring its neighborhoods and beaches, she cannot stop dreaming about moving back to her beloved hometown of Wheaton, Kansas.
On this annual trek to Wheaton, Renee intends to somehow come to terms with her past and accept her own decisions and missteps. She hopes that interviewing her mother and aunt about their forty-year long friendship will deliver some answers. But during the interview, she discovers some secrets about her family that shake her foundation. She begins to understand what had made her mother so unhappy-and often abusive to her and her sister-and how her parents' relationship with God has affected her own.
Still reeling with old memories of her past along with the new knowledge of her family history, Renee returns to her life in San Diego where she must balance what she has learned with the belief that God could somehow shape the mess of her life into a thing of beauty. After an unexpected loss in her family, Renee eventually does get what she has hoped for-through someone she never expected.
"Where You See Forever" is a moving tale of the power of love in an extended family, even with all its quirks and foibles. This story of reconciliation and redemption, acceptance and forgiveness is played out on the wind-tossed prairies of Kansas and the sun-kissed land of San Diego.