Heart Echoes is the latest in Sally John’s Side Roads series. Teal Morgan has a great life. She’s a respected Los Angeles attorney handling child custody and protection issues for battered women. She’s got a great teenage daughter, Maiya, and a loving husband of four years, River Adams.
But Teal’s life hasn’t always been so perfect. She’s pushed away memories of her past, and Maiya’s father. It takes an earthquake and a call from Teal’s estranged sister Lacey, along with teenage angst from Maiya, to begin to tear down the walls that Teal has built.
Sally John’s characters have depth. They have issues. And those issues don’t have nice neat solutions. Like all of us, her characters must learn to live with the choices they’ve made, but can also make new choices to change their futures.
The Side Roads series are independent books with a common theme of coping and thriving when life takes you off your planned highway and detours onto a side road. Teal never planned to visit her hometown again, but Maiya and Lacey’s needs change her mind, leading them all down a new side road.
I received this book for free from Tyndale House Publishers for this review.