The Future She Left Behind

The Future She Left Behind

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One woman's journey home gets derailed by her soon-to-be ex-mother-in-law in a novel filled with humor, small-town charm, rekindled love, and the resilient ties of family. Cast aside by her cheating husband, Katelyn Chandler is ready to pack it all in and drive home to Little Springs, Texas. She wants a chance to regroup, reconnect with her mother, and get back to her art. But Shirley Pratt--master manipulator, elitist snob, and Katelyn's terror of a live-in monster-in-law--has other ideas. Shirley insists on joining Katelyn's trip after her son tries to pack her off to a retirement community. Katelyn has no choice but to play peacekeeper between the ornery old woman and the proud matrons of Little Springs. Yet the small town seems to be changing Shirley. And as Katelyn weighs the wisdom of picking up where she left off with Jackson Mendoza, the town bad boy and her high school sweetheart, she must find a way to believe in the strength of her more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 20.32mm | 272.16g
  • Putnam Publishing Group,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0451476301
  • 9780451476302

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Praise for The Future She Left Behind "A deeply emotional story about family ties, second chances, and the pleasures of taking life one day at a time. Beautiful."--Jane Porter, USA Today bestselling author of It's You Praise for The Promise of Forgiveness "There's a big promise in this book: love, redemption, and a story so gripping I couldn't put it down."--Debbie Macomber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Silver Linings "A compelling story of forgiveness with a warm heart at its center. You won't want to put it down!"--Joan Johnston, New York Times bestselling author of Shameless "Resonates with the power of redemption and absolution while exploring the idea of choosing your own family. A complex novel that examines the mother-daughter bond and the lengths a person will go to to be forgiven."--Kate Moretti, New York Times bestselling author of Thought I Knew You "A heartfelt novel of mysteries hidden in lonely hearts. Marin Thomas gives us characters that jump off the page, people we root for and who dare to reach for love. A keeper!"--Curtiss Ann Matlock, USA Today bestselling author of Love in a Small Town "The Promise of Forgiveness takes a heartfelt look at the complexities inherent in familial relationships. It's authentic and poignant, and will have you turning pages well past bedtime."--Emily Liebert, author of Some Womenshow more

About Marin Thomas

Marin Thomas is the award-winning author of more than twenty-five novels, including the Cash Brothers series and The Promise of more

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96 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
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4 43% (41)
3 20% (19)
2 7% (7)
1 1% (1)
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