Lettie lived in a constant state of heartbreak, carrying a burden of sin until the day she died: A sin so grievous that it was visited upon her first-born son, Jake Jr., known to all as Bud. Bud lived in a constant state of anger and envy, wishing harm upon the younger brother and sister who had been spared the curse of Lettie’s sin.
All his life, Bud’s thoughts never strayed far from how he could get Hal and Marla out of the way so that his parents would have room in their hearts for him. Constantly on the move, Bud would always find himself back at home in Denton, Texas, where his mother could never refuse his demands for money…after all, she owed him for what she had done to him.
What had consumed Lettie’s heart with shame and Bud’s with thoughts of vengeance? Would an answer come in time to give either a happy resolution?
Fred L. Funk borrows a real-life family story from the past to draw this emotional portrait of siblings and their parents in turmoil.