The Secret Letters
by Bardi, Abby
Pub Date 01 Jul 2015
A moving family story for fans of Liane Moriarty and Anne Tyler.
When thirty-seven-year-old slacker-chef Julie Barlow's mother dies, her older sister Pam finds a cache of old letters from someone who appears to be their mother's former lover. The date stamped on the letters combined with a lifelong hatred of her father leads Julie to conclude that the letters' author must have been her real father, a Native American man named J. Fallingwater.
Inspired by her new identity, Julie uses her small inheritance to make her dream come true: she opens a restaurant called Falling Water which is an immediate success, and life seems to be looking up for Julie. Her sister Norma is pressuring everyone to sell their mother's house, and her brother Ricky is a loveable drunk who has yet to learn responsibility, but the family seems to be turning a corner. When tragedy strikes, however, Julie and her siblings have to stick together more than ever before.
Then J. Fallingwater shows up, throwing Julie into a spin. With all the
secrets and setbacks, will Julie lose everything she worked so hard for?