Thursday, April 2, 2015

Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman

A Contemporary Drama of Family Lies and Forgotten Loves

After her father and stepmother’s accidental death, Kelli Huddleston sorts through their belongings and learns a shocking secret. Years before, her father faked his death during a boat wreck at sea–and faked Kelli’s as well. He’d run from a wife, a son, and a daughter back in Tennessee, meaning Kelli has a family she’s never known.

She’s already cashed the payout on her dad’s life insurance check and looks at it as her ticket to a new life. The lure and puzzle of digging into this hidden past is too much to resist, and she soon finds herself in Tennessee. When the trip threatens to open doors to the past better left shut, and her plans for the future are threatened, Kelli must make an agonizing choice that will change her life forever.

My thoughts : I was thrilled to receive this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review! The story opens with Kelli picking up the pieces after a fatal car accident killed her dad and step mother. As she sifts through their things, she discovers that her father lived a lie. As she puts the pieces together, she discovers family she thought had been lost.
What an interesting story! The mystery drew me in from the get go and I had a hard time putting the story down! While some may be able to figure out early on what happened, the story still has a lot going on. The characters are wonderful and I thought the story had some well written discussions on faith, especially considering what the characters go through.
Two thumbs up!