In the second installment of the Phantom Hollow series, Kathy Herman brings back Ivy Griffin as her main character. Ivy has just gotten out of jail after serving time for covering up the murder of a high school classmate and is eager to get her life back together. Ivy and her son, Montana, move into a house, Ivy gets a great job, and she continues to reestablish relationships with her family.
When Rue Kessler comes to town and takes a romantic interest in Ivy, she is happy to finally have found a male role model for Montana. Unfortunately, just when life is beginning to be good again, it is discovered that Rue is keeping a secret from Ivy, a secret that ultimately involves Montana. Ivy isn't sure who or what to believe anymore and simply wants to know the truth. She begins to think that maybe her faith in God has all been for nothing and that He is abandoning her once and for all. In order to get her faith back in check, Ivy must search for more answers about Rue, God, and herself.
This was another great novel by Kathy Herman and one that fans of her work will certainly enjoy. It's a nice mix of suspense, romance, and small town likability. I have 3 copies of the book to give away, so leave me a comment by Sunday night (10/21) to enter.!