Shanny Hardy just can't figure things out. Like, why is her friend Ryan suddenly crazy again, why is her mother giving away the family's treasured possessions and why can't she, Shanny, accept... More > Charlie's marriage proposal?< Less
Shanny Hardy returns from Honduras feeling as though she has it all: prospects, a boyfriend, two great jobs, a purpose in life. For a while, she manages to forget that she also has a family that... More > comes with some heavy baggage.
Always trying to be a good sister, Shanny ends up caught in a ridiculous lie that seems to be the most important thing in her life until a tragedy from the past threatens the happiness of the people she relies on the most.
As Christmas and a wedding rapidly approach, Shanny's roles become a high wire juggling act: one part inexperienced girlfriend, two parts master of deception, one part sleuthing detective.< Less
Shanny Hardy never thought she would be one of ‘those girls.’ The ones who have no career, no boyfriend, no degree, no dog. At 28, the only things she does have are a lingering student... More > debt, an unconscious lust for her friend Conrad, and a regular Sunday interrogation/dinner at home with her ‘helpful’ family, full of suggestions.
After her disastrous job interview with a far too handsome man, she hits a low point. There are no foreseeable changes until one afternoon, looking the wrong way in the parking lot of the chain supermarket where she works, Shanny is hit by a car. She spends the next week in the hospital coping with scratches, bruises, broken ribs, a broken foot, and her even more helpful family.
A spark of hope appears when Shanny’s blood work reveals that she is a bone marrow match for a critical condition patient in the same hospital. This is her moment to give something of herself and to finally follow through. But is she ready for the consequences?< Less
Shanny Hardy has started to feel like she has it all- prospects, a boyfriend, two great jobs. For a while, she manages to forget that she has a family that comes with some heavy baggage.
Always... More > trying to be a good sister, Shanny ends up caught in a ridiculous lie that seems to be the most important thing in her life until a tragedy from the past threatens the people she relies on most.< Less