First Day of the Rest of My Life
On Sale: May 5, 2011
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Women's Fiction Contemporary
In this deeply moving and wonderfully insightful novel,
acclaimed author Cathy Lamb explores what can happen when
one woman decides to reclaim her past-and her future-no
matter where they lead...
Madeline O'Shea tells people what to do with their lives. A
renowned life coach, she inspires thousands of women through
her thriving practice-exuding enviable confidence along with
her stylish suits and sleek hair. But her confidence, just
like her fashionable demeanor, is all a front.
For decades, Madeline has lived in fear of her traumatic
past becoming public. Now a reporter is re-investigating the
notorious crime that put Madeline's mother behind bars,
threatening to destroy her elaborate facade. Only Madeline's
sister, Annie, and their frail grandparents know about her
childhood--but lately Madeline has reason to wonder if her
grandparents also have a history they've been keeping from her.
As the demons of the past swirl around her, a tough,
handsome judge with a gentle heart is urging Madeline to
have faith in him-and in herself. And as she allows her
resistance to thaw, the pain she expects pales in comparison
to the surprises headed straight to her door. With one bold,
unprecedented move, Madeline O'Shea may just wake up out of
the sadness and guilt that have kept her sleepwalking
through life for so long-and discover that the worst thing
that can happen is sometimes the very thing we desperately
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