The Tie that Binds (Paperback)
Legacy of Beauty Books, 9780615917214, 302pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2014
Inspired by the biblical parable of the prodigal son, "The Tie that Binds" tells the modern-day story of two sisters, Amy and Beth, whose life choices take them in opposite directions after their mother dies.
Firstborn Amy is the responsible sister. Setting aside any thoughts of developing her own dreams, she remains at home to learn the family business-a ski resort in Colorado.
Beth, on the other hand, takes money and runs, soon wasting the entire inheritance her father gave her. Becoming a stripper to make ends meet, she shacks up with a man she despises and eventually finds herself pregnant.
In desperation, Beth returns home hoping for help-if not for herself, then for her child. But how can Amy embrace a sister who selfishly made all the wrong choices, when she set her own desires aside to make all the right choices? Can Amy and Beth learn to face the pain of their past together?
Tackling the topics of loss, identity, forgiveness, and family ties, author Kelly Leigh Halsch writes with an emotional integrity that grounds her story and allows readers to relate its truths to their own lives.