Blythe Severson put her shattered life back together after her boyfriend's death in a 1970s riot that also resulted in her putting their infant daughter up for adoption. Now an attractive fiftysomething owner of a shop called Precious Things, she is content as a single businesswoman. She has her relationship with God, her grandfather and her church friends. What more could she want?
She finds out the day her grown daughter, Kylie, walks through Blythe's shop door needing to connect with her birth mother. But Kylie doesn't realize her sudden appearance could cost Blythe everything she has worked so hard to build.
An enthusiastic thumbs up for this final installment of the Faded Photographs series. Boeshaar skillfully draws together multiple threads from the first two novels and delivers a moving read full of delightful surprises. (Jun., 344 pp., $12.95)
Jill Elizabeth Nelson