Read, reviewed, and released May-June, 2010
An Oprah's Book Club book
A hard-working young man determined to succeed in life unexpectedly fell for the 13-year-old daughter of a client, who climbed from her window and ran away with him. Married life is not what either of them expected, but they are trying to adjust to it and to each other. That's as far as I've gotten; it's a fascinating book!
It was a fascinating book - very hard to read due to difficult and unsettling subjects, but impossible to put down (for long anyway)! This is the saga of a dysfunctional family that encompasses everything, but in the end love and respect and forgiveness conquer.