Written by Elizabeth Finn
Published by Liquid Silver Books
Brother’s Keeper- Book Synopsis
When Rowan is awarded a ballet scholarship to Michigan State University during her senior year of high school, her life’s dream is finally realized. Having lost her mother at an early age and being subjected to the abuse of a destitute drunken father, she has known unimaginable loss and heartache and been left wanting for a better life—a life now within her grasp. But with one ill-fated phone call, her life is turned upside down.
Logan is Rowan's best friend’s older brother whose career is taking off as he prepares to graduate law school and move cross-country to the prestigious law firm that has offered him a very lucrative contract. When Rowan finds herself at Logan’s mercy after he inadvertently learns of the abuse she has suffered at the hands of her father, their lives become intertwined in a way neither ever imagined nor wanted.
In an effort to protect her, but with his own hands tied by her unwillingness to report the abuse, Logan strikes a deal requiring Rowan to stay with him whenever there is a chance her father might be on a drunken binge—which is often. For her agreement and cooperation, he will keep her secret. Soon, their time together weighs on them both, and they find themselves constantly tempted to step outside the bounds of their supposed platonic relationship. But there is no point. The devastating fact of the matter is their lives are moving in opposite directions—a relationship destined to die before it even has a chance to live.
The ever present clock plagues them both as it ticks off the days until they are parted. But one all important question remains—after he leaves, how will he protect her from a father intent on hating her until the day he dies … or the day he kills her?
Book Review of Brother’s Keeper
Ever have a secret that hurts too much to share? One that makes you feel weak and humble, scared and insecure? Ever know a person that makes that all go away?
Brother’s Keeper by author, Elizabeth Finn was one of the most moving, poignant, and exceptionally well written stories I’ve read in a long time. Rowan’s childhood has shaped her and the person she feels she’s become is not the woman Logan discovers, yearns for, and desires to protect with his every breath. With an inner strength he finds captivating, an innocence that overrides his better judgments and derails the well-laid plans he thinks his life should take Logan finds Rowan’s quiet beauty and passion are more than capable of destroying his control for propriety. But love was never supposed to be part of the equation. And in a story rife with unlikely heroes, secrets, heartaches, new and passionate discoveries, author, Elizabeth Finn shows us the journey is just as meaningful, amazingly hopeful, difficult and inspiring as the voyage to this incredible story’s end.
~Reviewed by K.A. M’Lady~