Blessing in Disguise

Blessing in Disguise

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Baker & Taylor
While writing a biography of her senator father, Grace Truscott raises disturbing questions about the murder of Ned Emory, the husband of her father's Black secretary, grapples with her family's troubled past, and copes with the difficulties of a new love

Blackwell North Amer
In her richest, most believable novel to date, Eileen Goudge challenges our most cherished illusions about which truths are sacred...and which are not. At its core, Blessing in Disguise is a story of redemption and reconciliation, one that will speak to every woman who has loved and lost....and is finding the courage to love again. Meet three remarkable women, each at a crossroads in her life, who must struggle with her conscience and with the passionate heartache of second-time-around love:
Grace Truscott is the daughter who reveals her father's shocking secret...only to discover that she has opened a Pandora's box even she could not have anticipated. In her biography of her father, a famous civil-rights senator, she raises question about a disturbing death from the past. Was her father guilty of killing Ned Emory, the husband of his black secretary? Only one other person knows what really happened - and she won't talk...
Nola Emory, the secretary's daughter, was a witness to the killing...but is guarding a dark secret of her own. An architect on the brink of a brilliant career, she is anonymously designing a memorial to the dead senator, one that Truscott's widow can never know she created...
Cordelia Truscott has devoted years to her dream of building the Eugene Truscott Memorial Library. But will her efforts turn to dust when the scandal she's kept under wraps is unleashed? A Southern lady to the core, she must look for answers, not in the hidebound traditions of her childhood, but in the future - and in the rare beauty of her lush Georgia garden, where a man whose passion she never expected is waiting for her..
While Grace wrestles with her own past, she is caught up in the romance and heartbreak of a new love and a modern-age struggle to meld his children and hers into a new family.
With Blessings in Disguise, Eileen Goudge transcends her previous bestsellers Garden of Lies and Such Devoted Sisters with this refreshingly realistic and moving tale of a family torn by conflict and bound by love that is put to the ultimate test.

Baker
& Taylor

While writing a biography of her senator father, Grace Truscott raises disturbing questions about the murder of Ned Emory, the husband of her father's black secretary, grapples with her family's troubled past, and copes with the difficulties of a new love. 150,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York, NY : Viking, 1994.
ISBN: 9780670849611
0670849618
Branch Call Number: GOU
Characteristics: 561 p. ; 24 cm.

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