About the book:
Pennye Carrington ran away from Port Delamar with plans never to return. However, learning that her brother had murdered a family member of a famous movie star changed those plans. Pennye comes back with the hope of bringing stability to a family in disarray, but facing the torment of her childhood may be more than she can handle.
Roger's mission to bring down Niles Parker and Pennye's desire to keep her brothers out of trouble create a middle ground, where two people who couldn't be further apart, embark on a danger-filled journey of discovery to find themselves and each other.
The core of this story was beautiful indeed. Not only did it deal with honesty and forgiveness, but it dealt with pretending to be something we're not because we are ashamed of our past, whether it's because we were rich or poor. It wasn't so much about how much or how little money they had, but about how they were ashamed of their beginnings. Yet it did make up part of who they were, so to deny it would be to deny a part of themselves. I loved that message in the story. If we have some pain in our past, we can try to pretend it never happened, but the truth is that everything in the past shapes who we are. Why not embraces the joys and the pain and thank God for how He uses even the ashes of our lives to make something beautiful.
Speaking of beauty, there are two interesting creatures in this story. One is an elephant and the other is a butterfly. I loved that comparison, like when one character said, "I can paint my ears, but I'll always be an elephant." Great story with depth and heart. Did I mention the romance was yummy, too? This historical novel was truly sigh-worthy. If you love a deep story with resolution and imperfect characters, but also want more than one peck on the cheek at the end, this story is for you. I can't wait to see what this author writes next!
The Good Fight was published by Desert Breeze Publishing and released today, November 1, 2011.