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And Then I Found You

A Novel

Patti Callahan Henry

St. Martin's Press

Kate Vaughan is no stranger to tough choices.

She’s made them before. Now it's time to do it again.

Kate has a secret, something tucked away in her past. And she's getting on with her life.  Her business is thriving. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend whom she wants to love with all her heart. If Kate had ever made a list, Rowan would fill the imagined boxes of a perfect mate. But she wants more than the perfect on paper relationship; she wants a real and imperfect love. That's why, when Kate discovers the small velvet box hidden in Rowan's drawer, she panics.

It always happens this way. Just when Kate thinks she can love, just when she believes she can conquer the fear, she's filled with dread. And she wants more than anything to make this feeling go away. But how?

When the mistakes have been made and the running is over, it's time to face the truth. Kate knows this. She understands that a woman can never undo what can never be undone. Yet, for the first time in her life she also knows that she won’t fully love until she confronts those from her past. It's time to act.

Can she do it? Can she travel to the place where it all began, to the one who shares her secret? Can the lost ever become found?

And Then I Found You gives new life to the phrase "inspired by a true story." By travelling back to a painful time in her own family's history, the author explores the limits of courage, and the price of a selfless act.

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BLUFFTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
2010
The unopened letter perched on the side table like a single wing about to take flight. Katie Vaughn—who at thirty-five went by Kate—wanted to open the letter, but waited.
For Kate, the first day of spring held more than blooming daffodils. It was still a day of firsts. Kate had a ritual, a sacred ritual. She made sure that she did something she’d never done before, something that would count as new on the first day of spring. Six years ago she’d opened her boutique. The year before that she ran a marathon with her
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Praise for And Then I Found You

“AND THEN I FOUND YOU is as authentic as it is riveting and ultimately unforgettable. Your past will find you—and it can change your life. I think it’s the most soulful book she’s ever written.”
--Dorothea Benton Frank, author of Porch Lights

“In And Then I Found You Patti Callahan Henry explores the labyrinth of a woman's heart--mother, daughter, sister, friend, lover.  Moving and beautifully written.” --Mary Alice Monroe, author of Beach House Memories

"Patti Callahan Henry has a singular gift----she can connect her characters so deeply to the natural world. She leads Katie Vaughn by moonlight, with a touch as light and deft as a white feather, unafraid to plunge her into the deepest sorrows so that she can emerge changed and beautiful. You can't help but root for Katie. AND THEN I FOUND YOU is Henry at her best, brimming with heart and compassionate wisdom." --Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of A Grown Up Kind of Pretty

"Patti Callahan Henry asks the big, equivocal questions about what it means to be a mother, a child, a family, and the answers she finds in AND THEN I FOUND YOU will surprise you, provoke you, and rearrange your heart." --Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean and What We Saw at Night

"A touching story" --Kirkus

“Henry writes this story with eloquence and beauty. This is her most personal and her most powerful story to date." –Huffington Post

“A delicious read featuring all of the elements of love, loss and familial tension.” –The Atlantan

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Patti Callahan Henry

  • Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times Bestselling novelist. She has written nine novels (Losing the Moon, Where the River Runs, When Light Breaks, Between the Tides, The Art of Keeping Secrets, Driftwood Summer, The Perfect Love Song, Coming up for Air and And Then I Found You). Patti has been hailed as a fresh new voice in southern fiction, appearing in numerous magazines (Good Housekeeping; SKIRT; The South; Southern Living, etc..). She has been short-listed for the Townsend Prize for Fiction. She has been nominated four different times for the Southeastern Independent Booksellers Fiction Novel of the Year. Two of her novels were OKRA picks and Coming up For Air was an Indie Next choice. Patti is a frequent speaker at fundraisers, library events and book festivals, discussing the importance of storytelling. AND THEN I FOUND YOU was released on April, 9th, 2013 by St. Martins Press. Patti Callahan Henry is a full time writer, wife and mother of three living in Mountain Brook, AL.

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