Married people--United States--Fiction;Mormon women--United States--Fiction
Anita Stansfield's final novel in the First Love series is all you've been waiting for--and much more! No one could have predicted the incredible turns this story takes as its characters live out their dreams...and a few of their worst nightmares, as well.
Michael and Emily were college sweethearts, but Emily left Michael, a non-Mormon, to marry Ryan Hall in the temple. After ten years of unhappy marriage, Ryan's unexpected death reawakened the dream, and Emily and Michael (now a member of the Church) married. They moved to Australia with Emily's three children, and added two sons to the family.
Now married for eight years, it is difficult to imagine that Michael and Emily have not always been together. Life is good, and their love is strong. But then, one by one, shadows appear that drive Michael to distraction. Emily wants another child, but his fear of losing her opens an ever-widening gulf of misunderstanding between them. And his fear is not centered in this life alone; in the next life, will Emily choose Ryan (to whom she is sealed) or Michael (to whom she is not sealed)?
Thus begins a remarkable journey that runs the gamut of emotion. Along the way, you'll feel all the yearning, intensity, and searching for truth that this family experiences. And you'll finally come to understand, with Michael and Emily, that sometimes blessings come only after an exceptional trial of one's faith. [publisher's blurb]