By: Amy Sue Nathan
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publication Date: 11/21/2017
My Rating: 4 Stars
Amy Sue Nathan returns following The Good Neighbor andThe Glass Wives with LEFT TO CHANCE – can you return home, unchanged?
“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it." – George A. Moore
Teddi Lerner left Chance, Ohio years ago. It was not a place for wimps; however, she was on her way, regardless. The place that had haunted her for the past six years. The town she grew up in, and ran from, on the day of Celia’s funeral.
Teddi is a successful wedding photographer for Hester Hotels and is called home to photograph the wedding of her best friend’s (Celia) husband, Miles. They had a daughter, Shayna who is now twelve years old. This is the only reason she is back. This is what mattered most.
Everything has changed in the small town. There is also Celia’s brother, Beck. Beck, of course, looked better at thirty-five than at twenty-nine.
Beck held a grudge. She did not blame him. But Teddi had allowed herself to believe he would forgive her.
She had always photographed things that grew. Babies, kids, flowers, relationships. Those things also died. She also had forgotten what it was like to be with people who knew things about her besides what she had chosen to tell them.
Does she know what true friendships and deep relationships meant? Letting someone in, letting her down, and possibly letting her go.
From an unexpected friendship, secrets of the past, guilt, and emotional courage— a warmhearted charming story of love and loss and what it truly means to return home.
Redemption. Facing the past and overcoming obstacles. A Hallmark story for those who enjoy happy endings and discovering the truly important things in life.
For fans of Sonja Yoerg, Barbara Claypole White, Patti Callahan Henry, Joanne Demaio, and women's contemporary fiction.
A special thank you to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for an advanced reading copy.