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Outside the white timber beach house, wildflowers dance in the ocean breeze and waves brush against the chalky cliffs. Inside, a woman holds a faded photograph in her shaking hands. Her life is about to change forever…
June Westwood is left reeling the moment she learns the father she never knew has died. Now she’ll never meet him, and worse, the truth about why he abandoned her as a child will be buried forever. Bundling her two young daughters into the car, June escapes her crumbling marriage and heads to the secluded beach house her father has left her in Wishing Cove, Washington.
With a wraparound porch and surrounding wild meadows, her father’s hideaway leaves June breathless. But it’s his oil paintings decorating every wall that surprise her most. How could someone see and paint other people so beautifully, but reject those closest to him? And why is every drawer in her father’s workshop locked? June hopes her new neighbor—her father’s handsome apprentice, complete in paint-spattered overalls, Caleb—will provide the answers. But Caleb won’t talk about the past.
Then, hidden in her father’s workshop, June discovers a box of newspaper clippings that reveal why her father left years ago—and uncovers Caleb’s own devastating secret…
An emotional page-turner about new beginnings and the healing power of love. Fans of Diane Chamberlain, Kerry Lonsdale and Kerry Fisher will devour this fabulous debut from award-winning author Melissa Wiesner.
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