Rock, Joanne, Whispers Under a Southern Sky (Heartache, Book 4), (Richmond, Surrey: Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2016).
Title: Whispers Under a Southern Sky (Heartache, Book 4)
Author: Joanne Rock
Issues: Abduction; Bipolar Disorder; Child Abuse; Molestation; Parenthood; Slut Shaming; Trauma
Her past…or her future?
It’s taken Amy Finley ten years, but she’s finally ready to return to her hometown of Heartache, Tennessee, and face the past. She just never expected that would include reuniting with her high school sweetheart and now town sheriff, Sam Reyes. Or that Sam’s latest case would lead right back to the darkest chapter in her life.
The attraction between Amy and Sam is definitely still there, not to mention that she’s sure she could quickly grow to love his cute baby son. But can he forgive her for keeping her secrets? Can she forgive herself?
The idea of “going home” holds unique memories for all of us. Some of them are warm and wonderful as we remember happy Thanksgiving dinners gathered around a table laden with food or long summers playing in the backyard with friends. But for people who have experienced a trauma, going home can be riddled with lots of unpleasant memories, too.
For Amy Finley, returning to Heartache means a mix of emotions. I am inspired by her strength and determination even as I understand why she needed to stay away from her family for so log. The payoff of returning – a possible healing of old relationships – is dangerously enticing for a woman with so much history in Heartache, Tennessee.
I welcome you back to town with open arms and hope you enjoy Amy’s return as much as I did. A whole lot has changed since she left, but the new town sheriff is as appealing as he was as a teen. Maybe some tings never change…