What if everything you ever thought was true about your past, wasn't true at
Liana Winn has always felt like an outsider in her family. As a child she was
adopted by relatives after her parents' plane accident in India, but now that
she is as an adult, her disjointed memoriesand nightmaresof the past continue
to make it impossible for her to bridge the wide gulf she still feels with her
adoptive family. She is plagued by questions about her parents' deaths and
wonders if that event is the reason for her inability to form deep personal
relationships. Although her adoptive brother Christian has become her greatest
friend and supporter, she even has difficulty bonding to him. Needing someone
means love, and losing those you love hurts too much.
When Liana meets the successful businessman, Austin Walker, who has risen above
his own difficult childhood on a Wyoming farm, she is certain their business
will not extend to friendship. Yet she cannot deny their powerful connection and
the feeling of hope he offers.
But the ghosts of the past will not rest for Liana, and when she travels to
India in search of answers, she makes a shocking discovery at her parents'
gravesite that just might mean the end of everything she's ever believed.
A satisfying, beautifully-woven story from best-selling author Rachel Ann Nunes.
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What Others Are Saying
I love this book a ton! Haha. I couldn't put this book down at all! I love it! I totally recommend it to other people! Wow!
Since this book's release, I was interested to read it. I've read several of Rachel's book, but this one is written for the national marketpublished by the Shadow Mountain imprint by Deseret Book.
Compared to her other novels, Rachel really delved into the characterization in this book (which I really like). I think many LDS genre books are way too short-too short to hold an intriguing plot and too short to fully develop more than one character.
The story is about a woman, Liana, who was adopted as a child by her relatives. She doesn't why she continues to have nightmares and flashes of memories about her childhood. Her parents were both killed in a plane crash in India.
At first glance the premise was interesting, but I wondered what could really be so shocking when she goes to her parents gravesite. Well, I was very surprised and didn't see the twist coming.
I also enjoyed the descriptions of the country of Indiain fact Rachel did all the descriptions very well, from Las Vegas area to a farm in Wyoming.
There are no obvious LDS characters in this book, no conversion story to God, but it is one woman's story of coming to grips with her past and finally accepting where she came from.
Heather Moore of UT
I've been admiring this book and wanting to buy it ever since I noticed it on the shelves and today I was finally able to buy it! Even though I was exhausted when I got home, I sat down and read it all in one sitting. Wonderful book! I hope there are sequels because I want to see where the characters all end up!
Lexie of UT
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This is my first book targeted toward the general book market. My editor feels
like this is the best novel I've written so far. I hope the sales support that
belief. I learned so much about India and Ukraine while writing this book, some
of which I've been able to include. Enjoy!
Saturday August 29, 1981
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Shadow Mountain, Softcover Tradeback, Women's Fiction, 330 pages.
First printing in August 2007
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