Jane Moorehead is hired to care for Henry Ryerson’s ailing wife, Francesca. The two women soon become close friends. But during the hardship of Francesca’s declining health, Henry soon falls in love with Jane.
But one question haunts Henry: does Jane feel the same way about him? Her friendship with Francesca… See full summary >>
Jane Moorehead is hired to care for Henry Ryerson’s ailing wife, Francesca. The two women soon become close friends. But during the hardship of Francesca’s declining health, Henry soon falls in love with Jane. But one question haunts Henry: does Jane feel the same way about him? Her friendship with Francesca is fractured when Francesca finds out about Henry’s betrayal. With nowhere else to go, Jane must bear the brunt of Francesca’s hatred.
As Francesca’s morality declines, she obsesses over the extent of the betrayal. Has her friend truly betrayed her? Does Jane love Henry? When Henry’s friend, Maxwell proposes he and Jane marry out of convenience, she accepts his offer. But he never expected to fall in love with Jane.
But Maxwell’s heart is broken when he discovers Jane doesn’t feel the same way about him. Two questions wear him down: will Jane ever love him or is Jane in love with Henry? But does he really want to know? Will he be able to bear the truth when he finds out? Jane won’t be able to hide the truth forever.
When the three conspire against her and demand an answer, she’ll have to admit the painful secret.
Who is Jane Moorehead?
A woman with deep convictions and an even deeper love for God is presented with a painful choice. True love. The difficulty? The man she’s in love with is married to her best friend. Though Jane doesn’t openly admit her feelings for Henry, the story is put on edge by all of those around her whose lives go into a major decline trying to discover the truth. The tension is heightened by the fact that they all believe she does but getting Jane to openly admit it will cause them great pain and relief.
Jane’s struggle with her love for Henry is deepened by the fact that Jane both aches for and resents Henry’s admission of love and that she loves him. Previously married to a man who abused her and was in love with another woman, she’s felt the bitter sting of rejection from the other end and resents Henry’s disloyalty to his wife.
Her greater struggle lies with her love for Christ and her friend, Francesca which call her to be loyal when true love presents an opportunity for anything but that.
God’s higher calling for love and what true love looks like through Jane’s eyes when she’s finally forced to admit the truth while she’s faced with the reality of letting go and living a life without the man the stole her heart.
Who Francesca Ryerson?
Traitors, the lot of them! Loyalty. There’s not one loyal person among her. Every corner she turns, every face she looks upon is a traitor. Everyone conspires against her.
Bit by bit her disease gnaws away at her while they turn their backs on her.
What does she feel? Anger. Pure undeniable rage. Her body may be ravishing her life but her will to live will not be snuffed out. She will live if it’s the last thing she does… and she will make them pay.
No, she will suck in every uncomfortable ragged breath to keep on living. Henry thinks he can get rid of her so easily? He’s got another thing coming. The last thing she intends to do is die. If he can’t stand the sight of her, then she’ll make sure he has to look upon her face every single day for the rest of his life.
Who is Henry Ryerson?
Jane. She is his equal. In everything that he is he has never met a woman… like Have. His match in every way. Once upon a time he was just like her. Once upon a time he made the choices she made. Had honor. Humility. Until life wore him down.He buried Francesca.
A long time ago. And every time she gets sick, he buries her again. He’s prepared for her death countless times. At some point he let go. Just couldn’t hold on any longer. He saw the light die in her eyes. Same one that died in his.
The choices he’s made since then? To survive. He’s just been worn down by one too many death threats. He thought he loved his wife, that nothing could ever compare to that until he met Jane. He had no idea what love was until he met Jane.
All the right choices to make and he can’t even make one of them.
Who is Maxwell King?
Since the day he met her, Maxwell’s been in love with Francesca. The problem? She married Henry, his best friend. When he meets, the practical unassuming, Jane, her air of mystery intrigues him.
And he’s seen the way Henry looks at her. And he’s seen the way Jane lo tries not to look at Henry. To a less schooled eye, one wouldn’t think anything of it. But he knows a broken heart when he sees one.
He knows all about wanting what you can’t have.
As he continues to encounter Jane, He believes he has the answer to both of there problems. Marriage. The only thing he didn’t expect was that he might not be so in love with Francesca after all.
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