A Bend in the Willow by Susan Clayton-Goldner

Book blurb…

Willowood, Kentucky 1965 – Robin Lee Carter sets a fire that kills her rapist, then disappears. She reinvents herself and is living a respectable life as Catherine Henry, married to a medical school dean in Tucson, Arizona. In 1985, when their 5-year-old son, Michael, is diagnosed with a chemotherapy-resistant leukemia, Catherine must return to Willowood, face her family and the 19-year-old son, a product of her rape, she gave up for adoption. She knows her return will lead to a murder charge, but Michael needs a bone marrow transplant. Will she find forgiveness, and is she willing to lose everything, including her life, to save her dying son?

My thoughts…

A Bend in the Willow will both warm and break your heart.

Be prepared for a powerful and emotional journey with Catherine Henry as she endures much. A very well written and plotted novel, I felt like I was by her side as she travelled back to her birthplace in search of family to save her son.

This novel is a tale of love and hate, between parent, child and siblings, and about the lies that tears a family apart.

Definitely for the 2017 to be read pile and right up there on my list of top reads.


About Jeannette

I'm living the dream, reading my way around this country and living in a 5th wheeler caravan.
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