From the "masterful storyteller"(Philadelphia Inquirer) and New York Times bestselling author of Red Light Wives and Mama Ruby, comes the long-awaited, spectacular sequel to The Upper Room the trailblazing book that launched Mary Monroes literary career.

Maureen Montgomery still cant believe she was able to break away from her dominating Mama Ruby. Her happy, secure life with her husband Mel is more than Maureen ever dared hope for. And helping her pretty teenage daughter Loretta achieve her modeling dreams helps Maureen keep her bizarre childhood and disturbing memories firmly behind her

Until Mel and Loretta run off together, claiming theyre in love. Now the only way Maureen can face down the past and forge new bonds is to draw on more strength than she ever thought she had to make a future that is truly hers.