How far would you go to protect your children? Would you do it at the expense of your marriage? How far would you go to protect yourself? For Susannah Delaney, the answers lie thousands of miles away, off the northwest corner of Washington state. When Susannah discovers her young son is being bullied and her adolescent daughter is spinning out of control, she moves them to remote Sounder Island in the San Juans to live off the grid for a year. Susannah hopes to save her children from the risks they've encountered at home, and to come to terms with her own haunted past. But the move threatens her marriage to the man she's loved since childhood, and her very sense of self. For Betty Pavalak, who first moved to Sounder to save her own troubled marriage, the island has been a haven for more than fifty years. But Betty also knows the guilt of living with choices she made long ago and actions that cannot be undone.The unlikely friendship between Susannah and Betty ignites a journey of self-discovery for both women that brings them both home to what they love most. A SIMPLE THING moves beyond friendship, children, and marriages to look deeply into what it means to love and forgive--yourself.
This book was interesting. It didn't really grab my attention in the beginning because I felt like it was jumping from character to character to character but the reason being was to alternate between Susannah's story and Betty's and are dated to let us know when the action occurred however I loved the story line and it turned out to be a wonderful book. It really puts your own thoughts in parenthood into perspective and the limits you're willing to go to protect your family. This was a great book.
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