An Act of Love (Mass Market Paperback)

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They used to be a happy family. Then her daughter accused his son. . .of rape.

Writers Owen and Linda McFarland have been incredibly happy for seven years. During that time they've worked hard to make his son Bruce and her daughter Emily part of a real family on their Massachusetts farm. Now handsome Bruce is a high school senior with a girlfriend he is crazy about. Pretty Emily is a sophomore at the same boarding school.

Then shortly before Thanksgiving, Emily tries to kill herself.

Confined to a private hospital, a sullen, angry Emily says Bruce raped her. He swears he didn't. One of them is lying. Finding out the truth may tear apart a lifetime of illusions, and a marriage-- in a story about stepfamilies and secrets, trust and love that will touch your heart...

An Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild.

About the Author

Nancy Thayer is the author of ten novels, including "Three Women at the Water's Edge," "Everlasting," and "Belonging." She lives in Nantucket, MA.

Praise For…

"I just couldn't put it down. . .I couldn't guess who was telling the truth."--Phyllis Levy, Good Housekeeping

"Anyone who wants to get inside the skin of a contemporary woman simply has to open Nancy Thayer and start reading."--Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312965358
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Publication Date: January 1st, 1999
Pages: 308