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A gripping novel about a woman who sets out to find the father who left her years ago, and ends up discovering herself.

When Eden was ten years old she found her father, David, bleeding on the bathroom floor. The suicide attempt led to her parents’ divorce, and David all but vanished from Eden’s life. 

Twenty years later, Eden runs a successful catering company and dreams of opening a restaurant. Since childhood, she has heard from her father only rarely, just enough to know that he’s been living on the streets and struggling with mental illness. But lately there has been no word at all. After a series of failed romantic relationships and a health scare from her mother, Eden decides it’s time to find her father, to forgive him at last, and move forward with her own life. Her search takes her to a downtown Seattle homeless shelter, and to Jack Baker, its handsome and charming director. Jack convinces Eden to volunteer her skills as a professional chef with the shelter. In return, he helps her in her quest. 

As the connection between Eden and Jack grows stronger, and their investigation brings them closer to David, Eden must come to terms with her true emotions, the secrets her mother has kept from her, and the painful question of whether her father, after all these years, even wants to be found. The result is an emotionally rich and honest novel about making peace with the past—and embracing the future.

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Outside the lines
September 13th, 2015
A story that seems to show sympathetic understanding for mental illness. I've read it twice and found it even better the second time than the first.
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Outside the Lines
July 9th, 2015
This book is a gem. It is a beautifully written story that shows how devastating mental illness can be.
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Outside the lines
January 13th, 2015
Written with amazing insight into the pain and complications of families struggling with mental illness.
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A beautiful drama
January 11th, 2015
Amy Hatvany successfully made me realize how I so totally misunderstood mental illness. Outside the Lines is truly a beautiful drama!
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January 3rd, 2015
Was a g00d b00k . enjoyed it tells the workin 0f the your family .is put to the test .love uncondionaly
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December 17th, 2014
Very touching story. You feel as if you're watching it unfold before your eyes. You feel the passion. It's like riding on an emotional rollercoaster. Enjoyed every minute of reading! ♥
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