All I Once Held
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Katy Walton spent her life trying to be a good girl, or at least giving the appearance of one. When she marries into a long family line of Southern Baptist preachers, it becomes her job to maintain the image of the perfect family in the perfect church with a perfect future ahead. When the façade starts to crumble and even her best intentions fail to fool anyone, she finds herself alone and abandoned. It's not until she realizes how much living in the shadows of secrets and shame has damaged her daughter, Ivy Rose, that she learns to let go of all she once held in order to save what matters the most.
Christian Lit is not really my thing, but this book was fantastic. The author is very talented. It was like having a conversation that moved me to tears and kept me up until 3 in the morning reading to find out what would happen next.
Very subtle message at the end; not preachy at all.