By Nancy Rue
(WaterBrook Press, Paperback, 9781400070343, 368pp.)
Publication Date: May 16, 2006
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She thought they had the perfect family…
For eighteen years Serena Soltanis has poured herself into her family, making every effort to please her husband and to protect her daughters from the evils of the world. Respected and admired for her obvious parenting success, she leads a popular mothers’ group at her church, passing along wisdom gained through years of experience.
until she woke up in a mother’s worst nightmare.
Then the unthinkable happens. Sixteen-year-old Tristan, the quiet “good girl” of the family, disappears–and the search brings to light unpleasant truths that prompt Serena to question nearly everything she believes about her children, her marriage, and her faith.
“Where did we go wrong?”
Brokenhearted by her daughter’s behavior and her husband’s angry response, Serena struggles to see God’s hand of grace in their lives. Initially determined to rescue Tristan from whatever trouble she’s in, Serena learns the painful lesson that true strength won’t be found in regaining control of her daughter’s choices but in finally learning when to let go.
Nancy Rue is the author of more than eighty books, including the best-selling Lily series for Young Women of Faith and two novels for adults. She has worked as a public school teacher, church youth director, theater workshop developer, and camp director. Nancy lives with her husband in Lebanon, Tennessee.