Jayne Dennagee has spent her life running from the "doctor death" legacy of her father. His Kervorkian-copycat methods of euthanasia ruined her childhood, covering it in shame. She won't let him steal her future, too. After changing her name to Becka, she assumes a new life and new job caring for the ailing mother of a handsome, young businessman, Isaac Hughes. Becka struggles to sort out her feelings for her new boss just as her patient passes away under unusual circumstances. Suddenly, her past catches up with her and the unnerving details of her heritage make Becka look like a murder suspect. Worse, all sense of home and all hope for love vanish. Even if she could clear her name, a phone call from prison wraps a suffocating shroud around her heart. Her father is out--and he needs her help. Can Becka open her life to the man who has prematurely taken so many? Or will her father's legacy make it impossible to open her heart at all?
Where do you turn when changing your name doesnt give you the anonymity you want? When running hundreds of miles away isnt far enough? When your search for a place to belong lands you right back where you began?
One phone call destroys all hope Becca Morrow has for a life beyond the shame of her past. Further discredited by the death of her elderly, ailing patientthe mother of the influential businessman, Isaac HughesBeccas new life is shattered and her longing for love slips away. Working to clear her name, Becca must learn to see the beauty in the ugliness of dying, to accept the precious tenderness in forgiveness, andat lastdiscover that where she belongs isnt as much about her family history as it is about her faith in the One to whom shell always belong.
Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed in hope. Shes the award-winning author of 16 books and a frequent speaker for womens ministry events. She serves as the Professional Relations Liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers, where she helps retailers, libraries, and book clubs connect with the authors and books they love. She lives with her husband in Central Wisconsin. Visit her online at CynthiaRuchti.com.