By Fern Michaels
No 1 New York occasions bestselling writer Fern Michaels explores the iconic bonds of family members as one guy loses everything--only to discover the liberty to create a daring new life…
Gus Hollister owes all his luck to his feisty grandmother, Rose, and her sisters, Iris and Violet. They raised him, despatched him to the easiest colleges, and helped him commence his personal accounting company. Rose even obtained the home Gus lives in together with his spouse, Elaine.
Now, Gus stands to lose everything--his domestic, his motor vehicle, and his company. Worse, he is alienated his cherished grandma, who attempted to warn him approximately Elaine's grasping methods. Heartsick and remorseful, Gus returns to Rose's Virginia farmhouse. however it will not be effortless to make amends. but family members and forgiveness move hand in hand, and Gus is not giving up. simply because regardless of how daunting beginning over might be, the consequences can surpass your wildest expectations--especially while the Blossom sisters are on your corner…
"Michaels' most recent is certain to trap the hearts of its readers, even whereas tickling their humorous bones." --Booklist
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