Jean Reynolds Page has examined the timeless need for forgiveness in her family drama, "Safe Within." (William Morrow, 325 pages)
Elaine and Carson Forsyth have returned to their cabin on the lake which is actually a beautiful treehouse that had been built by Elaine's unconventional father.
But the homecoming is not joyous; Carson is dying of cancer.
The Forsyth family is divided by questions concerning the paternity of their son. Carson's cantankerous mother, Greta, refuses to accept that Elaine's son, Mick, is Carson's biological child.
Jean Reynolds Page has written a novel which explores the dynamics of resolving conflicts among family members who are quite stubborn and set in their ways - a theme which will, no doubt, resonate with many readers.