By Kristin Hannah
Whilst Mikaela Campbell, cherished spouse and mom, falls right into a coma, it really is as much as her husband, Liam, to carry the kinfolk jointly and deal with their grieving, worried young children. medical professionals inform Liam to not count on a restoration, yet he believes that love can accomplish what clinical technological know-how can't. day-by-day he sits at Mikaela's bedside, telling her tales of the dear lifestyles they've got equipped jointly, hoping opposed to wish that she's going to get up. yet then he discovers facts of his wife's mystery prior: a hidden first marriage to celebrity Julian True.
Desperate to deliver Mikaela again at any price, Liam understands that he needs to flip to Julian for aid. yet will that selection price Liam his spouse, his kin, and every thing he holds expensive? one in all Kristin Hannah's such a lot relocating novels, Angel Falls is a poignant and unforgettable portrait of marriage and dedication, of a typical guy who dares to chance every thing within the identify of affection.
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