The Stranger

Her life changed forever when the stranger came to town…

Julie Williams has what most people would call an ideal life—a loving husband, a daughter in college, a son in the military. She and her husband Mark live in a small town where she owns and operates a coffee shop, Uncommon Grounds.

But Julie didn’t always have it so easy. Raised in a single parent household by a selfish and domineering mother who moved them around the country, she longed for stability and a place to call home.

When she decides to enlist the help of a local genealogist to search for information about her father, she learns shocking information about both parents.

Then a mysterious stranger with an apparent past connection to Julie arrives in town. He begins to watch her movements, ask questions, and hang around her coffee shop.

Who is the stranger? What does he want with Julie? Will he destroy the life she always wanted?

My Review: The Stranger is a beautiful tale which uncovers the mystery behind the secrets between a seemingly narcissistic mother and her daughter. It is not until after her mother’s death that Julie begins to uncover the truth about how and why they lived the way they did, constantly moving from place to place robbing her of the chance to make friends. Little did she know, it wasn’t the only thing in life she was robbed of.

This beautiful and well-written story of hope, healing, and forgiveness will keep you riveted from beginning to end.

26 thoughts on “The Stranger

  1. So cool to find your review today, Kev. I’m pretty sure The Stranger was my introduction to Joan Hall’s engaging writing. I really enjoyed this tale. It’s great to see it getting attention.

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