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Cassie Parker has grown used to denying her sexuality. Her father, the fire-and-brimstone Reverend Parker, has made that a necessity. Raised in a web of secrets, sadness, and under the heavy hand of her father's righteous wrath and intolerance, Cassie turns to her art to fill the hole in her heart and erase the memory of a mother who abandoned her in childhood. Then Luke Winston enters her life. Strong, mysterious, and beautiful, Luke sparks Cassie's desire, and takes her heart to places she's never known. Soon Cassie can no longer deny her attraction to women - and especially to Luke.  

When Cassie's father makes an unexpected visit, the intrusion on her new life explodes as dark family secrets are revealed. Will Cassie choose a life without family...or a life without love?

©2005 Gerri Hill (P)2019 Tantor

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  • always_ams
  • 18-11-2019

another excellent story

As a pk myself I could relate to this story on so many levels. I know we’ve come a long way as a nation, but it’s a good reminder that everyone’s journey to self awareness is different. love ways wins if we have the courage to embrace it.

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  • 22-10-2019

eh

Abby Craden was the only thing I liked about this book. I was bored. didn't like the story and I'm a huge Gerri Hill fan... this just wasn't it

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  • HPCalcResource
  • 28-02-2021

Beautiful story

Great characters. I want to move to their small artist town. Of course it was another amazing reading by the spectacular Abby Craden.

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  • 03-10-2020

Amazing and difficult.

Coming from an extremely difficult religious upbringing...there are parts of this book that really hit way too close to home. Let me just say...religion ruins lives. It took me until my 30s to realize that I would need to leave every part of my life just to be myself also. And altho I am now happily married to my amazing wife...it was not an easy journey. This kind of religious brainwashing is not easy to overcome. Learning how to stand up for yourself and get beyond the shame and guilt and fear is a lifelong challenge. Excellent book.

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  • Sab
  • 25-10-2019

Pure pleasure

The combination of Gerri Hill story and the sexy voice of Abby Craden is a vining combination.
This story of an artist who grew up with a father who is a reverend anti gay, who denied her sexuality for so many years, is a well written story and actually I am waiting for a sequel., it left me on a cliff hanger. not fair.

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  • jethrine mugumya
  • 07-09-2021

Fantastic book

Excellent work once again by Gerri. This so far has been my favorite book so far of her collection. On to the next one

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  • glenda Goodwitch
  • 08-08-2021

Just what I needed

Totally loved it!
I'm just surprised that no one pointed out that love was created by god, however you interpret him or her to be. These women found love and "family" together. It was a beautiful love story which overcame hateful misguided preaching from a right wing minister who had let hatred guide his life.
These women and their story were just what I needed! Thank you Gerri Hill for excellent writing and Abby Craden for bringing it to us.

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  • Cdaily
  • 26-08-2020

this begs for a sequel!!

i love this story. i would love to read when she meets her mother and know her mothers story.

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  • Kenzi P
  • 12-08-2020

Great book!

I really enjoyed this book. I hope we will get a follow-up book! Fingers crossed

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-01-2020

Loved it!

What’s not to love? Well written and paced, complicated and interesting characters, solid research, and excellent tension. Highly recommend.

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  • BexB
  • 01-09-2020

Different in a good way

I liked this book and the way it addresses mental health, discrimination and even abuse. It made me cry in places. I was so hopeful for Cassie, I hoped there’d be a follow up! I’m going to check now!

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