About the Author:
Viola Russell is a native of New Orleans with long roots in the area. She enjoys writing romance, historical fiction, and mysteries. A teacher by day, she writes on holiday breaks and during summer with her dog by her side. Viola Russell is actually her grandmother's name. She used a pseudonym to preserve her anonymity at school, but the kids, ever tech savvy, outed her. Viola loves to travel, having journeyed to many states in the US and to the UK and Ireland. Ireland is her ancestral homeland, and she would love to see many more countries. Viola revels in Louisiana culture, adoring Cajun food, music, and the French Quarter. She also loves vegetarian dishes but occasionally indulges in seafood.
About the Book:
While shopping in a local bookstore in post-Katrina New Orleans, Heather Flanagan Kerry is startled when Sarah, a young clerk, asks her if she ever had a son and gave him up for adoption. Now a successful professional woman, Heather denies ever having a child, however, Sarah’s revelation that her husband is part-Asian tells Heather her past has caught up with her.
Wesley Chou, now a prominent oncologist hasn’t heard from his first love, Heather, since both their parents forced them apart in their teens right after they gave up their infant newborn son for adoption. He’s surprised when Heather contacts him to tell him their past has come calling. Fate draws them together again when their long lost son, Ezra, and his wife bring their infant daughter to Wesley. The child has leukemia, and Wesley contacts Heather as a possible marrow donor to save the child’s life. Together, Heather and Wesley must evaluate if they are strong enough to rekindle their love, face society’s condemnation of their past, and their own son’s anger.
Can their love survive the passage of time and the secrets that could destroy them?
What Readers are saying:
~ beautiful and touching
~ with strength, the power of love and family Heather, Wesley and Ezra will have to fight the past and their own prejudices to come out on top.
~ Viola Russell really brought these characters to life, making the reader feel that they knew them intimately