Allison Caldwell is taking a break from her husband's birthday party and the snide remarks from his friends and family about his trophy wife and hearing about the perfect first wife, not knowing that by the next morning her life will take a drastic change. Can she save her marriage, her husband's business, and win over her step-daughter along with dealing with the ghost of the perfect deceased first wife? Will letters from the first wife help her to make it through the disaster her life is becoming?
Janet Dailey kept me on the edge of my seat with the suspenseful story of a woman fighting for her family and future. I'm always ready to read a Janet Dailey book and the New Americana series is a great one. I could picture the area. It was a delightful read. Can't wait for more!
Beloved bestselling author Janet Dailey continues her New Americana saga in this powerful tale of one woman’s struggles to save her marriage in the rugged Ozarks of beautiful Branson, Missouri. Allison felt like she’d stepped into a fairy tale when she married widower Burke Caldwell. But after less than a year of marriage, he’s become removed and distant. His friends see Allison as little more than a trophy wife, his only daughter regards her as the enemy. With everyone so devoted to the memory of Burke’s first wife, Kate, how can Allison possibly compete? Then a harrowing car crash leaves Burke badly injured. But it becomes achingly clear that the woman Burke wants by his side is the wife he lost . . .
No longer able to dismiss the power Kate still holds, Allison can’t resist reading a trove of hidden letters from Kate to Burke. What she discovers sets her mind reeling. The letters give Allison an enlightening window into her husband’s heart. But will she have the courage to put aside her own fears, and grab hold of a love as big and bold as the man she once dared to marry?