• Slider #4 In the innocence of childhood, all the people one loves are equally innocent, and life is transparent and good. 
  • Slider #3 My heart was heavy with the knowledge that they had all deceived me so completely. 
  • Slider #2 David was about five-feet eleven inches and at first sight so exceedingly handsome that he took my breath away. 
  • Slider #1 Clark was intense about his work, chivalrous to a fault, jocular and debonair. 

Welcome

Growing up in a small rural township in New Jersey, Meggie Brooks lives an almost idyllic life, enjoying the beauty of her country environment and the warmth of her extended family despite her relatives’ often hilarious, dysfunctional, and sometimes mysterious behavior. But there are some things too strange for even a child to ignore, and as the years pass, Meggie is forced to question whether all is as it seems. As she uncovers the secret that has held the family in its grip for twenty years, the greatest desire of her heart is to find love and acceptance, but can she overcome the loss of her best friend, the deception of her family, and the betrayal of the man she loves? Will she ever find a man who shares her values, or is she doomed to a life of loneliness?

A young girl’s journey into adulthood, a poignant search for love, a family saga full of mystery and intrigue, and a passionate romance—this amazingly rich novel is all these and more.

Meggie Brooks by Daphne Woods. Published by Heather Press, Princeton, NJ.