The Road She Left Behind by Christine Nolfi – Three women. Two families torn apart by secrets.
Crushed by guilt over the car accident that killed her father and sister, and torn apart by her mother’s resentment, Darcy Goodridge fled her family estate eight years ago and hasn’t looked back. Now an unexpected phone call threatens to upend what little serenity she’s found. Her nephew, Emerson, who was just a baby when his mother died, has gone missing. Darcy must return home and face her past in order to save him.
Once back in Ohio, Darcy realizes there’s more to Emerson’s disappearance—and to the sudden retirement of her mother, Rosalind—than meets the eye. As she works to make inroads with Rosalind, Darcy begins to unravel a decades-old secret that devastated her family and forced a wedge between her and Michael Varano, the man she left heartbroken when she vanished after the funeral. After carrying the scars of that fateful night for almost a decade, Darcy is determined to find closure, healing, and maybe even love where she lost them all in the first place—right back home where she belongs.
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing (June 11, 2019)
Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Chick-Lit, Family
About the author: (from Goodreads.com) Some writers are gifted with an unusual life and I’m certainly one of those. I’ve lived in Ohio, Virginia, California, Utah and now South Carolina. In college, I was featured on the front page of the Houston Post for a lark that erased all my debt. I met my four adopted children for the first time in the sweltering heat of the tropics. I helped build several companies and was lucky enough to earn a living doing what I love best–writing–in a PR firm I owned.
In 2004 I made the wisest and most irrational decision of my life–I began writing fiction full-time. All those years of hard work pay off daily in sweet notes and comments by readers. Please continue the mail, tweets, and comments on FaceBook, GoodReads and other sites. I cherish your support and love chatting with readers.
Review of The Road She Left Behind
The Road She Left Behind is a captivating novel written by Christine Nolfiis. An emotionally compelling story of a family torn apart by drama, lies, grief, and long last guilt. After the tragic deaths of her father and sister, Darcy left her hometown and hasn’t spoken to her mother since. When her young nephew disappears, she must return home. The Road She Left Behind is a realistic and relatable story with true to life layers of frustration and hurt festering beneath the surface of an unresolved list of family drama. Nolfi has created a creative list of characters that are well-written and realistic. They are complicated, stubborn, and endearing. The Road She Left Behind is a heartbreaking story that is sure to tug at your heartstrings. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**