Hail—well that speaks for itself.
Her name is painful to think about. Mary, his newfound daughter, isn’t a wished-for child. Persephone, though? Yeah, destruction is a fitting description. And Hail? Yeah, that’s just the final f-you.
The moment that her mother drops her off on his doorstep, Dante’s hell becomes complete.
Or so he thinks.
What can make life worse after losing one’s wife and kids, you ask? Here’s what: being given a baby that depends on him for her survival. Finding out that the baby’s mother is dying of brain cancer, and has a husband that he never knew about. A husband that Dante knows in the marrow of his bones is trying to kill her just as surely as the cancer eating her brain.
Dante’s a bad person. He’s done some not so nice things, and now he’s being punished for his misdeeds. Karma is finally catching up to him.
This child that he’s been stuck with is of his flesh and bone. This child is his salvation. This child is the final nail in the coffin of his wife and daughters’ too short lives.
He doesn’t want this child.
But this child will save him whether he wants her to or not.
With the help of a friend—yes, a woman friend—Dante finds his way back to life. But what he finds when he gets back isn’t the same life that he left behind. Turns out, he has to start living a new one. One where he’s suddenly having feelings for a friend that helped him get through some tough times, and loving a daughter that won’t let him quit.
“How do I articulate how amazing this story is?” – Cali Gals
“Thanks Lani for a couple so beautifully broken that it makes me want to wrapped them up and never let go.” – One Last Page Book Blog
“Another amazing read from Lani Lynn Vale. Again.” – Books After Fifty…
Cobie- A woman who had been through hell with no will to live.
Can it get any sadder?
Yep and it did but somehow a love bloomed and a family was made.
Second chances for life, love and happiness.
This book brought me to tears multiple times such sad and heartbreaking circumstances but most of my tears came in scenes with a precious little girl named Mary.
Perfectly titled book because that little girl saved him, brought her and made them both whole. Definitely a Hail Mary!!
I loved this story so must you would think with all the pain and suffering in the story it would be depressing but the author wrote it in such a way that it gave you hope. You were sad for but cheering for this couple. They had been through so much they needed some happy.