Monday, September 15, 2014

All My Belongings by Cynthis Ruchti

All My BelongingsBook Description:
A new life and a new identity can’t protect Becca from a past that refuses to go away.
After spending years running from the shame her father put on her family, Jayne is determined not to let him steal her future in the same way he stole her childhood. Changing her name to Becca Morrow, she moves to California and settles into a new life and new job caring for ailing mother of handsome young businessman, Isaac Hughes.
But just as she’s wondering if she and Isaac are headed for a relationship, Becca’s patient passes away under unusual circumstances. Suddenly, her past catches up with her and the unnerving details of her heritage threaten to destroy all sense of home and all hope for love.
Even if she could clear her name, a phone call wraps a suffocating shroud around her heart. Her estranged father needs her help. But can Becca open her new life to the man who ruined her past?

My Thoughts:
I completely enjoyed this book.  Becca is determined not to let her father's past destroy her future.  He may have been a doctor Kervorkian copycat, but that wasn't her.  After changing her name and getting a job tending to an elderly lady, life is settling down.  That is until the lady dies under suspicious circumstances and Becca's past comes out.  When the past comes, it comes in full force and may destroy everything she has worked hard for.
I really liked Becca.  She tried to hide her identity for, what I thought, was a good reason.  I felt bad that what her father had done was such a burden for her.  Then when things started going her way, then went drastically wrong, I was crushed.  I don't think I could help someone that had tainted my life so badly but maybe if I was in that position I could?  I just don't know.  I do know the author did a great job with this story and I will look for more books from her!
Solid 5/5 for me.  This book faced tough questions head on.

Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via litfuse).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.