The Things We Knew
When their tragic past begins to resurface, can he help her remember the things she can’t?
After her mother’s death twelve years ago, Lynette Carlisle watched her close-knit family unravel. One by one, her four older siblings left their Nantucket home and never returned. All seem to blame their father for their mother’s death, but nobody will talk about that tragic day. And Lynette’s memory only speaks through nightmares. Then Nicholas Cooper returns to Nantucket, bringing the past with him. Once Lynette’s adolescent crush, Nick knows more about her mother’s death than he lets on. The truth could tear apart his own family—and destroy his fragile friendship with Lynette, the woman he no longer thinks of as a kid sister. As their father’s failing health and financial concerns bring the Carlisle siblings home, secrets surface that will either restore their shattered relationships or separate the siblings forever. But pulling up anchor on the past propels them into the perfect storm, powerful enough to make them question their faith, their willingness to forgive, and the very truth of all the things they thought they knew.
Praise for The Things We Knew
"West is a good painter of atmosphere, making the foggy past ever so slightly sinister . . . she manages the central tensions well."
". . . a contemplative tale about family secrets . . . an engrossing and ultimately moving novel, filled with mystery, romance and drama."
—RT Reviews - 4 Stars
"At times heart-wrenching, this book could be classified as romantic women’s fiction, but will also be at home among fans of clean and inspirational romance. Highly recommended!"
—USA Today HEA Blog
"A beautiful exploration of the bonds that tie us together as family and the secrets that sometimes unravel those threads."
—Julie, Cantrell, New York Times and USA Today best selling author of The Feathered Bone
"Well written, painted with emotional battles, addiction, and romance, West gives us poignant moments that stay long after the final page is turned."
—James L. Rubart, Christy Award winner and best selling author of The Long Journey to Jake Palmer