Montreal, 1951. Rebecca Wiseman, 18, a bright college student, lives with her working-class parents. At a local dance, she meets a handsome young man, the son of a wealthy businessman. When Sol introduces Rebecca to a world of upper-class wealth and privilege, Rebecca falls head over heels in love and believes her life is perfect.
But despite Sol’s outward charm, he lacks self-confidence and is mistrustful. He reveals the simmering conflicts in his family and his fears that his brother plans to drive him out of the family business. Rebecca, headstrong but naïve; wants to protect Sol and help him to stand up to the pressure from his family.
During their engagement, a shocking family secret of child abuse comes to the surface. Rebecca tries to convince Sol that her love and support is all he needs. When class, sexual secrets and family conflict test their love, she struggles to control events. And then, a late-night telephone call changes her life forever.
2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award: Winner in the Novel category