When Brynn Taylor is released from prison she decides to fulfill her mother’s dying wish and find her father, a man she’s never met. Armed with a bus ticket, a backpack, and her grandfather’s gun, her search leads her to Elk Valley, Colorado. She’s prepared to face the man who broke her mother’s heart, but when she discovers she has two sisters who have no idea she exists, her plan begins to unravel.
Too ashamed of her record, she can’t bring herself to reveal her identity to her sisters until she gets her life together. Instead, she tries to fit into their busy lives of horse training and bookselling, hoping they won’t suspect who she really is.
But an unexpected death sends Brynn into a tailspin. How can she win her sisters’ love if she can’t even keep her former drug addiction under control? Will her past catch up with her before she gathers enough courage to tell her sisters the truth?
Ties that Bind is Book #3 in the Thicker than Blood series. All books stand alone entirely and can be read independently of each other, but for the best reading experience, we suggest reading them in order:
C. J.'s love of reading began when she was a kid dragging home bags of books from the library. When she was twelve she started dreaming about becoming a published author. That dream came true when her first novel Thicker than Blood won a national writing contest. She has also written Jupiter Winds and Jupiter Storm the first and second books in the Jupiter Winds series. Her children's fantasy Alison Henry and the Creatures of Torone has also been well received. C. J. lives in Pennsylvania with her whippets, two tabby cats, and a Paint mare named Sky.