Hayden Reese, at 50, has lost virtually everything that ever mattered to him, and he's clinging to life after being shot by an angry husband whose wife he loved. His troubles began early. In his mid-teens, Hayden was powered by hatred for his cruel and irrational father and burdened with guilt over the death of his younger brother. In the early years of his marriage his losses continued, some of them exacerbated by Hayden himself, a big, powerful man whose fear makes him mean and whose fists alone can do dreadful damage. Well schooled in the Bible, Hayden wrestles with a higher power who tests him harshly. Eventually, Hayden comes to terms with God and finds the greatest heroism in the act of forgiveness. In Hayden Reese, Hyde has created an exceptionally complex and unforgettable character, and she tells his story skillfully in remarkably clean, economical prose. (Library Journal)
Catherine gives an overview of the book:
Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of 18 published and forthcoming books including the newest releases Don't Let Me Go, Jumpstart the World, Second Hand Heart and When I Found You. Other novels in print are Becoming Chloe, Love in the Present Tense, ...