Back Before Dark
Just when the way seems most clear, life can send you down an unexpected road…
In Louisiana’s Cajun bayou, Frannie Aldren Broussard has finally earned a welcome freedom. The children are grown and out of the house, and Frannie eagerly looks forward to pursuing her love of painting without family duties to distract her. Then she receives the news that her deeply private father has committed suicide. Unable to comprehend his rejection of life, Frannie angrily heads to Denver to arrange his burial—and begins an unexpected journey of revelation and healing.
Tracking the path of her father’s life, Frannie travels back to his birthplace deep in the foothills of Tennessee, returns to her beloved Louisiana swamplands, and finally ventures to the high desert country of the Rocky Mountains. Along the way, she uncovers some startling truths about the man she never really knew, and discovers the rich potential that has always existed in her own life. She learns what it takes to journey into the wilderness and return safely home…
Accent, January 2004