Palisades: Coming Home (Palisades Pure Romance Series)
After the revelation of a family secret shook his faith to the core, Keith Castle tried to run away from his pain. But time, work, and distance have not healed his emotional and spiritual wounds. Lonely and bitter, he returns...
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After the revelation of a family secret shook his faith to the core, Keith Castle tried to run away from his pain. But time, work, and distance have not healed his emotional and spiritual wounds. Lonely and bitter, he returns home to Oregon, where his childhood friend Katie Brannigan has spent years trying to heal from the hurt of his abandonment. When Keith suddenly reappears, Katie finds herself struggling with strong feelings for him...and a deep fear that he will leave her again. Together, Keith and Katie could find healing and learn that in his own timing, God works all things to good. But can Katie bring herself to give love one more chance?
294 pages/22 chapters^
Growing up, Keith Castle and Katie Brannigan were inseparable ... until Keith ruined everything by falling for another girl. Their friendship managed to weather Keith's adolescent crush. But could it survive his disappearance from Portland-and Katie's life-a few years later? She cannot forget he didn't even say good-bye. Now-after five years of silence-Keith has returned to Oregon from abroad, seeking final resolution for a tragic secret in his past. In the process, he reconnects with Katie, who finds herself delighting in their rekindled friendship. But when the stirrings in their hearts lead them toward the romance they never had, can Katie let go of her heartache and trust Keith once more?
Barbara Jean Hicks lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is author-in-residence at an elementary school. This is her first book for children. ýAlexis Deacon's previous book, Beegu, was a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year. He lives in London, England.ý