Author: Ellen Marie Wiseman


Publisher: Kensington


337 pages

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Rating: 5 Stars



For an author to successfully weave two stories together it takes both skill and powerful imagery.  This book contains proof of both.  The characters pull you in and allow you to see snippets of lives impacted by lies, betrayal, abandonment, love, hope, mistreatment, bullying, and both the foster care and mental health care systems.  You can imagine down to the details what the impact of going from being a wealthy heiress and socialite to a committed and confused abandoned young woman.  The characters are so real you feel their despair.  You want to help them to escape.  Help them to bond.  Help them to be let go and be loved.  You cry in outrage at the injustice of a system that failed both ladies…and then when you least expect it you want to jump for joy at the reality that comes about.  You will lose yourself in the worlds that we often avoid wanting to know of and about.  I felt educated about an often glossed over subject.  We all owe it to ourselves to know more about the system of mental health care that once and may still exist in some communities.  We also owe it to those who lived in those asylums to hear parts and pieces of their stories.  While this is fictional it brings an awareness with it that is greatly needed.  This is an exceptional read.
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Romantic Picks.*
Heather J. Reviewer for Romantic Picks Reviews

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Historical Romance/Historical Fiction Author I write under Colleen Connally as well—Historical Romance/Contemporary Romantic Suspense

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