Belinda is happily remarried and her girls have finally been returned to her care. But the family isn’t whole—not yet. Wounds from the abuse and separation are still fresh. Further complicating the issue is time’s refusal to stand still.
Belinda, now the mother of six daughters, has three willful teenagers. As Nikki, Mya, and Jackie test boundaries, experimenting with love, sex, and drugs, Belinda tries everything she can think of to rein them in before they go too far. But Morrow blood runs thick and the tighter she pulls the reins, the more her girls rebel. Until she loses her grip completely and secrecy, addiction, and wounds from the past send the Morrow girls hurling down treacherous paths.
"Simmons does not hold back, showing with deft skill the brutal damage that foster care, abuse, addiction, poverty, and hopelessness can wreak on human lives, while neither reducing her characters to mere victims nor denying them their share of courage and strength."
"The four separate stories in the book are very skillfully woven together in one incredible novel that made me wish I had read the first one..."
"Though it covers the gamut of difficult issues such as domestic violence and addiction, it is not unrelentingly dark, as family dramas can sometimes be. There’s hope and humor among the turmoil. Simmons is a gifted and multi-faceted writer, and the Morrow Girls series has earned its accolades."