Ethan McBride was
deserted by his mother as a baby. His father, very indifferent to his son except to meet
his needs for survival, set him up in his own house in Lincoln Park, including a full
compliment of staff. Ethan was two years old!
He was raised by Stella,
his housekeeper, who loved him as if he were her own. Many a day she would catch him
pining for the mother who promised to return for Christmas. He sat with his gift in
hand, waiting for her to return...a gift that went un-opened for twenty-two
Ethan grew up not trusting anyone. He lived his life very
privately, not letting anyone close enough to see the hurt there. Tragedy would strike
at the hands of Vienna, a deranged acquaintance of his, someone who thought she loved
Ethan and set out to make him love her in return.
When Grace Dukane
entered his life, Ethan was thrown into an emotional quagmire of old hurts, hatred,
despair and longing and was being pulled down to a place he thought he would be unable to
Ms. Foley has written a very powerful, emotional story of a
tangled web woven from deceit and how it touched the lives of everyone whether innocent
A good read...highly recommended!