Book Summary: A powerful story of reconciliation and healing!
Breaking up with Alex Duvall was not on Kyla DeKane’s agenda, and now her future dreams are dashed. On the heels of that, she must deal with the unexpected appearance of her biological father at her college graduation, leaving her bursting with questions regarding his seventeen-year absence.
Needing a job, Kyla takes a temporary position as nanny for Professor David Grant’s two young boys at Wynnbury House, his mansion on the backwaters of the Mississippi. Upon her arrival, she is surprised and irritated to find that one of her adoptive dad’s young mentees has also been hired on there as groundskeeper: Peter Watkins, who is overly nice and way too eager to talk about God.
As the summer begins to unfold, a few strange occurrences take place that make Kyla feel uncomfortable. Soon it becomes apparent that the secluded mansion is a fertile ground for secrets.
While caring for the children, Kyla opens up to the kind and sympathetic housekeeper, Susan Gordon, who helps her navigate her troubled feelings regarding her biological father’s abandonment and other childhood hurts. A special bond also begins to form between Kyla and Dr. Grant, who is adamant about the importance of a father’s role in a one’s life, a lesson he learned the hard way. Kyla even begins to appreciate capable and hard-working Peter, who, though ultra-religious, is vigilantly keeping an eye out for everyone at Wynnbury.
However, when her two-year-old charge leads her to an accidental discovery, Kyla’s world is turned upside down by a new revelation, causing her to question everyone at Wynnbury. As she wonders whom in the household she can trust, Kyla realizes that she must confront the lies that she has believed about God and turn to him for help.