FROM THIS DAY ON
FROM THIS DAY ON (3) by Janice Kay Johnson: When Amy Nilsson goes to a time-capsule opening in her mother’s stead, she learns that she’s the product of a rape her mother suffered in college and her father and half-brother, Jakob, aren’t really related to her at all. But when Jakob — with whom she’s never really gotten along — finds out the truth, he offers to help her through the trauma. The two soon realize that not being blood relatives has brought them closer than ever before. Johnson’s writing is as good as ever; however, the topic of the story is disturbing. Even though Amy and Jakob no longer believe they are related, Jakob’s romantic feelings for Amy seem to be the reason he offers to help her in the first place, and the explanation Johnson offers for those feelings being acceptable is a bit tenuous.