Lainie Smith Morris is a mother, an artist and a wife, in
She lives in NYC with her successful orthopedic surgeon husband
Charles, who has a perfect profile and resume to match. Lainie adores her four
young children but her creative mind, her heart and soul pull her towards
water. Having grown up on the New Jersey shore Lainie always swam feverishly, her family ran a
small marina and later, her art featured water and everything surrounding it.
Having pushed aside her talent to raise a family Lainie manages by swimming at
the Y and having a gorgeous view of the river. All of that changes when Charles
accepts a prestigious position at a hospital in the suburbs of New Jersey.
Outside of Manhattan Lainie flounders. Her routine is flummoxed and she cannot
find her footing at home or with her painting. She reconnects with an old
friend named Jess who appears to be the head honcho mom of this small town. But
Jess’s motives are flawed and Lainie is the last to find out just how tainted
their friendship truly is. Everything Lainie loves is at stake. Highly
recommend this suspenseful, intriguing novel of friendship, marriage and the
paths that take us to and from our passions. Excellent writing from this
newfound author, I look forward to reading her again!
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