Henry Phillips finds himself adrift when his father dies unexpectedly while Henry is home from college for winter break. Confused yet determined to help his mom and “support the family,” Henry takes a break from college. Even without the father’s death, Henry had been at a crossroad in trying to figure out what could be fulfilling for him. Like so many young adults, he was looking at paths that would bring temporary contentment but not true joy.
Margaret Hoffman and her younger sister Mayfair are unappreciated and pretty much unloved in their family home. Their alcoholic (but not admitting it) mother makes things mercurial at home. Margaret is asked to choose between school and moving out to support herself. Thankfully she has a support team of Christian, local women who can guide her while her own mother continues to fail both she and Mayfair.
One theme of the story is in finding out about real love, abiding love. Sarah Loudin Thomas does a great job showing all the different sides of love from young love to the story of Frank Post and his new bride. Love for all ages is found in the story, though there is heartbreak, too.
Thanks for Bethany House for providing me an advance copy to read for a review in my own words.