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Coming this Summer

Family estrangement. A teenage tragedy. A daughter he’s never known.

In 1990, teacher Molly Westbrook suspects that the stalwart soldier she's always called Daddy is not her natural father. She begins to investigate a name she overheard, searching for a man called David Wilder.

The search intensifies when she becomes pregnant shortly before her beloved Daddy finds he has a hereditary disease.
The Reverend David Wilder has given up a life of wealth and privilege for a quiet life in a rural North Carolina Mountain town, ministering to an Episcopal congregation. But when a letter arrives from the daughter he’s seen only once, he fears what will happen should he break a promise not to admit
his parenthood. Will claiming Molly as his own destroy the life he's made for himself, open old wounds, and force him to embrace a tragic truth?





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