Brynn Taylor promised her mom on her deathbed that she would
find her father. It's been six years since her mother died.
Why is Brynn just now searching for Peter Williams? She's
been in prison. After her mother's death, Brynn started
doing pills to ease the hurt. That led to stealing and
eventually she got caught. Brynn's father only gave her one
thing: an old copy of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility
with a note of regret signed by him. In the back of the book
is another name and address that leads her to Elk Valley,
Colorado and a lady named May Williams. May owns a ranch and
her sister, Christy, lives in town and owns a bookstore.
Brynn learns from May's partner at the ranch that Peter
Williams was their father too, but he is no longer living
either. Since May and Christy are older, Brynn knows that
her mother had an affair with a married man. How can she
ever tell May and Christy what she has learned? Can she tell
them who she really is?
This is a touching story about getting a chance to start
over with your life. It's about following your dreams,
having a need to belong, yet feeling all alone in the world.
This story of new beginnings is not just about Brynn, but
other supporting characters have new beginnings stories as
well. C. J. Darlington incorporates characters from her
book, Bound By Guilt, which also includes antiquarian books
and bookstores. She very nicely ties those characters into
this moving story. The main characters are very strong with
numerous supporting characters and interesting subplots that
are very effective in carrying the plot along and keeping
the reader engaged. There's a little mystery, a budding
romance and even some drama in this delightful inspirational
story. TIES THAT BIND is a winner! Put it on your summer
Newly released from prison, Brynn Taylor is determined to
find her father, a man she's never met. Her only clue to his
whereabouts is an address she finds in a rare volume of Jane
Austen's "Sense & Sensibility" which he inscribed to her
years ago. Armed with a bus ticket, a backpack, and her
grandfather's gun, her search leads her to Elk Valley,
Colorado where her plans and her life begin to unravel.