The saying ‘blood is thicker than water’ really proves that family’s love is everything and could never be compared with any other relationships in anyone’s life. The family would always come together at the end even though after all the struggles and also challenges that they have to face in their own life. This is what this book entitled ‘Finding Ashley’ is about. It is specifically about two sisters that trying to come back together after having been estranged for so long.
This book tells the reader about two sisters that finally got the chance to connect again and right the wrongs of the past. It is a masterpiece of contemporary drama and tells a gripping story of the strength of the human spirit to chase an impossible dream. It is also the story of two strong, brave women turning wrenching loss into reconnection, and a family reunited after bringing dark secrets into the light.
The overview of the book is about Melissa Henderson that leads a quiet life. Once a bestselling author, she now pours all her energy into renovating a Victorian house in the foothills of rural New England. Six years ago, she lost her young son to cancer, and her marriage dissolved. She stopped writing. It was only when she bought the old house that Melissa found a purpose, and came alive as she made it beautiful again. The house has given her a new purpose. When her beloved home appears on the news, Melissa receives a call from her estranged sister that is Hattie.
They were close once, but that was before Melissa withdrew from the world. Now Hattie, who became a nun at twenty-five is determined to help Melissa turn a new page, even if it means reopening one of the most painful chapters of her life. All these years later, Hattie feels compelled to embark on a journey that will change both their lives forever, to find the child that Melissa was forced to give up when she was only a teenager in Ireland. At sixteen, pregnant Melissa was sent to a gloomy convent in Ireland to have and give up her baby, to spare the family shame.
Sources: Pan MacMillan