Michael Rossi has an extraordinary talent. Every day, he sets out with his grandfather's camera to capture incredible images like the ones his Nonno used to take in Italy. His girlfriend recently left him with a broken heart and he's grateful for the distraction. One day, he sees through his lens, a beautiful woman kneeling at a headstone. He quietly snaps her picture and retreats to his two-bedroom home in the city, developing the film in his dark room. He returns to the cemetery daily and every day, the woman is also there. Finally, one day, Michael gathers the courage to approach her. It doesn't take them long to fall in love. Nicole harbors a secret, however. A secret that she is ashamed of and that has changed her in ways she can't describe. If spoken, it would threaten the love she shares with Michael. Ultimately, Michael becomes aware that something isn't right. The words unspoken between them, become the most powerful of all. Is their love strong enough to survive or will Nicole's secret take them down a dark hole that spirals deeper and deeper into uncertainty?
Barbara Avon is the author of six novels. A romantic/suspense trilogy, a two part romance/time travel story and a stand-alone time travel/suspense romance. She is also the author of three children's books. Avon won second place in FACES Magazine "Best of Ottawa" award. "The Gift" is her seventh novel. Her books have been received favorably across the board, entertaining readers with an almost "movie-like" quality. Barbara has written since she was young, pursuing her dreams and vowing to write for as long as she can. She has worked at several different media publications and will continue to publish novels until "her pen runs dry". She believes in paying it forward and you can read about this belief as the theme is given voice in most of her books. Avon lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband, Danny.