this powerful fiction debut, Therese Fowler combines the emotional
resonance of Nicholas Sparks with the intense, true-to-life
richness of Jodi Picoult to create a stunning and dramatic novel
all her own.
Meg Powell and Carson McKay grew were raised side by side on their
families’ farms, bonded by a love that only deepened.
Everyone in their small rural community in northern Florida thought
that Meg and Carson would always be together. But at twenty-one,
Meg was presented with a marriage proposal she could not refuse,
forever changing the course of her life.
Seventeen years later, Meg’s marriage has become routine, and
she spends her time juggling the demands of her medical practice,
the needs of her widowed father, and the whims of her rebellious
teenage daughter, Savannah, who is confronting her burgeoning
sexuality in a dangerous manner, and pushing her mother away just
when she needs her most. Then, after a long absence, Carson returns
home to prepare for his wedding to a younger woman. As Carson
struggles to determine where his heart and future lie, Meg makes a
shocking discovery that will upset the balance of everyone around
Unfolding with warmth and passion, Therese Fowler’s vibrant
and moving debut illuminates the possibility of second chances, the
naïve choices of youth, the tensions within families, and the
wondrous designs of fate. A searing yet redemptive novel, SOUVENIR
is an unforgettable tale about the transforming power of
SOUVENIR © Copyright 2011 by Therese Fowler. Reprinted with
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