"Promises to Keep" by Jane Green
Callie Perry is a stay at home mom and successful family photographer living in Bedford, New York with her husband and two young children. She loves her life, adores her family, and is living each moment with happiness.
Her younger sister Steffi is a free spirit, vegetarian chef and bouncing between jobs and boyfriends in Manhattan. However, she is about to discover another side of herself when she gives it up to live in the country.
Callie and Steffi's parents, Honor and Walter, have been divorced for thirty years and are rarely in the same room together.
Callie's best friend Lila is in a great relationship with the man of her dreams and adores his son, the only problem is his demanding ex-wife.
These people, and more, form a loving, close-knit family. But when tragedy strikes, everyone will find their lives turned upside down. Their current lives will be examined and when they come out on the other side they will find themselves bound together stronger than before and changed forever.
Promises to Keep is an incredible story about facing whatever life throws at us, the effect it has on our relationships and the enduring nature of love in our lives. Jane Green has written a beautiful tale full of love, pain, happiness and tragedy. Readers will be touched by the relationships that form this story, the power that love has in a person's life and the importance of living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity rather than letting them drift by. This is an excellent read and I highly recommend it.