A Promise of Safekeeping
By Lisa Dale
(Berkley Trade, Paperback, 9780425245149, 352pp.)
Publication Date: January 3, 2012
A beautiful new tale of redemption from the author of Slow Dancing on Price's Pier
Nine years ago, Lauren Matthews prosecuted the case of a lifetime. But her error in judgment sent an innocent man to prison for a long time. Now Arlen Fieldstone has finally been released, and Lauren has only one thing on her mind: asking forgiveness. How can she make up for nine years of his life?
To get to Arlen, Lauren must first get through Arlen's best friend, Will Farris. Will hasn't forgotten Lauren from those days, and he hasn't forgiven her for destroying his best friend's life. He is Arlen's keeper, protecting him from suspicious neighbors as well as from Lauren.
In the steaming summer streets of Richmond, Virginia, three people's lives collide. Lauren needs forgiveness. Arlen needs hope. And Will? He needs something too, something that no one can know-especially not Lauren...
Lisa Dale believes there are few things better than curling up with a good book and a cup of tea. A nominee for Best New American Voices and The Pushcart Prize, Lisa lives in northern New Jersey with her fiancé.