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A heart-stirring novel of family and forgiveness from bestselling author Ashley Farley.
In her grand home in Charleston, Willa Bellemore raised two girls during the tumultuous 1970s. One was her daughter, Lady. The other was Lady’s best friend, Nell—adopted after the sudden, heartbreaking death of her mother, the Bellemores’ beloved maid. Willa showered Nell with love and support, all the while ignoring the disdainful whispers of her neighbors. After all, they were family. Nell and Lady were sisters at heart—sisters who vowed to never let anything come between them.
Then, on the night of Lady’s sixteenth birthday, something went terribly wrong, sparking painful secrets and bitter resentments that went unspoken for three decades.
Now Willa is dying, and Lady and Nell—each with a teenager of her own—are brought together after all these years. It’s Willa’s last wish. The time has come to confront what happened on that fateful night. But it may take a tragic twist of fate to reconcile the past and come to terms with the true meaning of family.
A Note From the Publisher
“Thought-provoking and heartfelt, Nell and Lady weaves a story of family secrets set against the backdrop of prejudice in the Deep South. You’ll root for Nell and Lady as they overcome their differences and rediscover their bond as sisters. A triumph!” —Christine Nolfi, bestselling author of Sweet Lake and The Comfort of Secrets
“A heartfelt tale of how secrets can tear a family apart. Emotionally charged and Unputdownable. Nell and Lady is must-read Southern fiction.” —Bette Lee Crosby, USA Today bestselling author
“A thought-provoking, bittersweet journey from racism to redemption. One of the best books I’ve read.” —Heather Burch, bestselling author of In the Light of the Garden