The traumatic tale of Amelia’s life is brought to the forefront when childhood friend, Claude Croft, does find her. Claude implores her to help him locate a lost bracelet he promised his dying father he would find. Gripped by her own connection to a similar bracelet, Amelia joins Claude in a wild adventure to find the missing piece of jewelry. But what she finds is far more than she bargained for. Spiraled back into her old life, Amelia becomes unwillingly immersed in the thick of eccentric characters reminiscent of the clowns, mimes, puppeteers, and carnival performers that had colored her youth.
A story about holding on and letting go, Dearest uncovers the past Amelia Payne didn’t know, reveals secrets she never could have known, and finally brings her close to knowing her own truth.
A one-of-a kind book, Dearest is a touching story about a weird, wonderful mother/daughter relationship with more than a sprinkling of loveable, oddball, eccentric characters.