Till Death Us Do Part
The fateful day Mimi Marcus has dreaded begins with a phone call… The wife of a U.S. Marine, Mimi spent countless nights worried that her husband Joel would fall in the line of duty. He had fought valiantly and served his country with honor. Thatâs exactly what they tell her when they deliver the newsâJoel was taken by the enemy in Afghanistan. Her husband is dead. In desperate need of closure, Mimi travels to the one place Joel still has tiesâThe Marcus Ranch in Texas, inherited by his handsome younger brother Austin. New beginnings are only an illusion… The closer Mimi grows to the Marcus family, the more she considers it home. But when suspicions of Joelâs past surface, Austin refuses to disclose family secretsâeven to his brotherâs widow. Itâs only by accident she uncovers evidence of Joelâs tainted past. Devastated by his lies and betrayal, she slowly opens up to Austin, and together they unfold layers of pain and grief. Mimi is sure sheâll never love again, but is Austin the man to prove her wrong? Then the unthinkable happensâ¦ Just as Mimi finds new hope in a future with Austin, Joel returns home from war. Enraged, traumatized, and teetering on the edge of insanity, Joel confesses to a history of deception, revealing yet another secretâthis one too terrible to forgive. In an awful twist of fate, Joel proves marriage vows are made to be honored. No matter what.
Till Death Us Do Part by Cristina Slough was not an easy read for me. In fact it was a very hard one.