But all is not as golden as it seems. Being a young mother is too much for Jess to handle, leaving Rowan to shoulder much of the burden of raising Jacob. Trina becomes involved in a religious cult, causing Rowan to fear she may have lost her sister forever. And her mother has a new psychiatrist whose goal is to get Rowan into therapy, forcing her to deal with her mother, and the past, once and for all.
Adding to the rising turmoil, Rowan’s first love, Mike Anderson, returns, and wants to see her. She is surprised how much she wants to see him, too. But his sudden reappearance makes her wonder if there is room in her future for the boy with the pine-colored eyes or is it too little, too late?
As the winds begin to stir, threatening to send Rowan’s carefully-built life into a tailspin, she must search deep inside herself to discover what she truly wants. Will soul-searching help her achieve that elusive sense of peace and family she’s always craved or will the pain of the past prove too great?
I really enjoyed this entire series and I'm having a hard time putting my thoughts into words.
There was SO MUCH DRAMA, and I loved it! I'd feel guilty for saying that, but I'm totally not ashamed. Every time Rowan started to put her head above water, a wave would crash over it.
Which is exactly what kept me glued to the story. I love drama!
The characters are great, and even though there's a good deal of them nobody felt like a filler to add pages.
Although Rowan's sister still pisses me off.
As someone who has dealt with some similar issues as her, it was a relief to see someone struggling. It makes it more real, because a lot of people write it off as just a thing someone experienced. (I wish I could word that better)
Anyway, I highly recommend this series.