Michelle Baron sat on the edge of the couch, her heart racing as she looked at the envelope in her hand. I guess this is it, she thought. The return address seemed harmless enough. Fairfield Lab, Portland, Oregon. But this envelope contained information that could change her life forever.
Michelle and her family rejoice when her father begins to regain consciousness after an unsuccessful suicide attempt. But a long journey awaits, as they seek to clear his name of the embezzlement charges that drove him to this desperate act. The days of their vigil at the hospital drag into weeks, and Michelle finds herself repeatedly drawn to the newborn nursery. Observing couples leave with tiny babes in their arms, her heart is stirred, and she begins to yearn for a child of her own. However, an unexpected twist will threaten her new dream.
Through the Tears — the second novel in the Sandy Cove series — delivers a message of hope in the midst of longing and disappointment.
“How am I going to make it through another year of him?” seventeen-year-old Caleb Baron muttered as he pulled out of the driveway and floored the car, leaving screech marks in his tracks. This was the third blow up with his dad that week, and all Caleb could think about was getting through his senior year and getting out of the house for good.
Adopted at birth, Caleb’s relationship with his father has deteriorated into a battle of wills, and Caleb decides to set out on a quest for answers, as he delves into the roots of his past. But will those answers bring him the peace he so desires? Or will he find himself more distraught than ever?
Meanwhile, his sister, Madison, is taking center stage in their family with her upcoming wedding. Her life seems perfect, and their parents are well pleased. With her nursing degree completed and a ring on her finger, she is about to move not only into adulthood, but also to a distant land.
From Caleb’s perspective, Madison has it made. Little does he know that she is about to experience the most challenging year of her life. Is she up to the call God has placed on her and Luke? And when tragedy strikes, will she have the strength to press on?
Through the heartaches and difficulties this brother and sister experience, they must each come to terms with what matters above all else, as they examine their faith and learn to see themselves and their heavenly Father in a new way.