Author: Barbara Freethy
First published in 2005 by Signet
While preparing for her
wedding, Julia DeMarco comes across a famous photograph of a little
girl in front of a Russian orphanage-and sees her own eyes staring back
at her. But Julia is not an orphan, nor was she adopted. She knows where
she comes from-or does she? Suddenly, the people she has loved and
trusted are tainted by suspicion. The one person who is willing to help
her is reckless photographer Alex Manning, who will journey with her
toward the dangerous truth-while trying to hide a secret of his own.
I'm surprised that this book has never been made into a movie. If done correctly, I think it would be an awesome mystery. What would you do if you saw, hanging in a museum, a photo of yourself as a child? The photo was taken in an orphanage in Russia. Only you have never been to Russia. Julia believes that she is the little girl in the famous photo. As she starts to delve deeper into her past, things her mother told her about her life don't add up. People are starting to follow her. The mystery in this book was really good. There are a few twists that I didn't see coming.
This book isn't just suspense, it has a nice romance. Alex and Julia have great chemistry together. I loved their ending. The only thing I didn't like about the book was the reaction of Julia's sister and fiance. I thought they were jerks for the way they treated her. Why wouldn't they support her in trying to find out the truth. Especially when things start to not add up in regards to Sarah, Julia's mother. At any rate, this is a great msytery and defintiely one to pick up if you missed it the first time around.