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Meg Powell's life had been far from easy. She gave up the love of her life to provide financial security for her family. She had her hands full running with her busy medical practice, a 15-year-old daughter, husband, and aging father. When faced with her own mortality she has to face the secrets she been hiding for years.

Running into Meg wasn't something Carson McKay planned on doing especially not a few weeks before his wedding to another woman. When she comes to one of his concerts with her daughter he senses something is wrong. When she calls him he has to go to her. Carson lost her once already it wasn't fair it had to happen again, but permanently this time.

This was an all around tearjerker. Love, loss, regret, desire, and foolish ambition this story had it all. I would definitely recommend this book. Yes, it was that good.

Book Blurb for Souvenir

Meg Powell and Carson McKay grew up side by side on their families’ farms, joined by an ever-deepening love. Everyone in their small rural community in northern Florida expected that Meg and Carson would always be together. But then, at twenty-one, Meg was confronted with a marriage proposal she could not refuse, and her life changed forever. Seventeen years later, Meg’s marriage has slipped into routine as she juggles the demands of her medical practice, the needs of her widowed father, and the whims of her rebellious teenage daughter, Savannah, who is confronting her burgeoning sexuality in a dangerous manner, pushing her mother away just when she needs her most. Meanwhile, after a long time away, Carson is returning home to prepare for his wedding to a younger woman. As Carson tries to determine where his heart and future lie, Meg makes a shocking discovery that will upset the balance of everyone around her. Souvenir is an unforgettable story, a searing yet redemptive drama that illuminates the possibility of second chances, the naïve choices of youth, the tensions within families, and the transforming power of love.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2008 4.25