An actress running from her past finds escape with a man hiding from his future.
When someone wants to be lost, a home tucked among the Ten Thousand Islands off the Florida coast is a good place to live. A couple decent boats, and a deep knowledge of fishing and a man can get by without ever having to talk to another soul. It’s a nice enough existence, until the one person who ties him to the world of the living, the reason he’s still among them even if only on the fringes, asks him for help.
Father Steady Capri knows quite a bit about helping others. But he is afraid Katie Quinn’s problems may be beyond his abilities. Katie is a world-famous actress with an all too familiar story. Fame seems to have driven her to self-destruct. Steady knows the true cause of her desire to end her life is buried too deeply for him to reach. But there is one person who still may be able to save her from herself.
He will show her an alternate escape, a way to write a new life. But Katie still must confront her past before she can find peace. Ultimately, he will need to leave his secluded home and sacrifice the serenity he’s found to help her. From the Florida coast, they will travel to the French countryside where they will discover the unwritten story of both their pasts and their future.
Reading a Charles Martin novel supplies you with the feeling of curling up with a book on a rainy day. I mean his books are what writing is all about. I’m not sure the “back of the book” does this novel justice though because at first I wasn’t sure it was something I was interested in reading. However after you read the first two chapters I promise you will be sold. You have Sunday, Kate and Steady, each who have a fascinating life and interesting back stories that slowly unravel. Mr. Martin’s writing is as detailed as ever, bringing his characters to life. I will say that the novel did slow down a bit in the middle and I wanted more of a romantic conclusion than I got, but that said, it was a very rich story and enjoyable! The novel has this theme of forgiving yourself and still moving forward. You can’t give up on life or hide, that’s not what we were meant to do. Though this is not my favorite novel by Mr. Martin, you won’t be disappointed in reading it.
**I received this novel from Netgalley. My opinion was not affected in any way.**