A Contemporary Novel from Julia Brannan
As victims of their parents’ unhappy marriage, both Joanne and Kate grow up with very different views of what love is but also what it is not
Kate now believes love to be a trap into which she vows never to fall, while Joanne, desperate for affection, grows up believing no one could ever fall in love with her.
However, after a whirlwind romance, the handsome and charismatic Steve asks Joanne to marry him. It seems to her a once-in-a-lifetime chance to escape from her bullying father and realise all her dreams.
Dismissing her sister’s reservations and determined to make it work, Joanne ignores the cracks that begin to appear in her marriage. That is until the day all of her illusions are blown apart and she must face the bitter truth, then attempt to make a new life for herself.
The promise of redemption whispers in her ear, but she soon realises that before she can step into her future, she must turn and confront her past.