Twenty years ago, fourteen-year-old Valerie rushed off for lunch with her boyfriend instead of properly putting away a packet of balloons, and her little brother choked to death on his third birthday. In response, Valerie locked down every aspect of her life so she could never lose control like that again, and she’s still doing that today.
So when her sister Gloria is found comatose after an apparently random attack, Valerie is desperate to do something, anything, to save her only remaining sibling. But as a financial controller for a “nothing bigger than a size six” fashion designer, she has no medical background and no idea of how to help. But she has to find a way.
Since Gloria has always wanted to be a size zero, Valerie hits on food as the answer: by eating less, she will lose the weight Gloria now can’t and somehow save her sister that way. But when “eating less” turns into a frantic starvation diet to reach size zero before Gloria dies, will Valerie’s self control save her sister or destroy her own life?
Forrest Williams had finally healed from the car accident
that killed his fiancee, but a new injury now threatens his professional
hockey career. Even allowing for everything he's suffered, the depth of the
emotional and physical pain Tess senses in Forrest at their first meeting
shocks her, and she puts aside her artistic aspirations for two months to help
When Forrest shows Tess's dioramas to his mother, who owns a
top Toronto art gallery, she agrees to sell Tess's work but her rules and
restrictions stifle Tess's creativity. Giving up the career of her dreams is
unthinkable, but losing the freedom and joy she'd always found in her art is
unbearable, and Tess can't seem to find a way to have both at once.
With her memories from seventeen to thirty-two gone, Kate
has no idea who she is and where she belongs. As she begins to fall for the man
who found her, she wonders if she forgot those years for a reason. Should she
keep trying to retrieve her original self, or start a new life?