When the person you've built your whole life around is gone, what do you do? It's not the first time Abby Stone has faced the question. At eighteen, she envisioned a future with her childhood sweetheart, Charlie, only to have him go off to school and leave a pregnant Abby behind. But that pales beside a second loss, when her eighteen-year-old son, Luke, falls to his death from his third-floor dorm.
Abby throws herself into running her thriving B&B on the coast of Maine. With the help of Rob, a local landscape architect, she plans a backyard labyrinth as a memorial to Luke--a place to find peace and solace. Even as Charlie begins hanging around again, looking for a chance to do right by her, Abby resolves to look forward, not back. And then Luke's girlfriend arrives on Abby's doorstep--pregnant, as alone as Abby once was--bringing with her the unexpected gift of a new beginning, one that celebrates the past.
Rich in emotion and insight, this beautifully written novel explores the depth of a mother's bond, resilience after unimaginable loss, and the way love's memory can fill the gaps in a shattered heart.
Praise for Lorrie Thomson's Equilibrium
"An emotional, complex, and deeply satisfying novel about the power of hope, love, and family. I couldn't put it down " --Lisa Verge Higgins
"Tender, heartbreaking and beautifully realistic. Fans of Anita Shreve will be riveted by this intense and compassionate story." --Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Macavity-winning author
"Fans of Kristin Hannah and Holly Chamberlin will similarly appreciate this hopeful, uplifting story." --"Booklist"
"Thomson's debut is riveting." --"RT Book Reviews "
What's Left Behind
Kensington Publishing Corporation