In her first book Finding Kylie , author Kimberly McKay introduced us to 25-year old Chastity Wayne, who, after laying her mother Kylie to rest found out about a terrible secret that she had been hiding from Chastity, all of her life. The secret was that the father she had been told was dead, was not only alive, but through the rape of her mother, was responsible for her very existence.
Her father's family was a very powerful family in a large mid-South city, and her grandfather paid Kylie off to keep this rape quiet. So Kylie left town to have Chastity. The father--John Mikale, upon finding out about the birth, tried to locate Kylie and his daughter. This in turn forced Kylie to be both on the lookout as well as on the run for much of Chastity's lifetime.
In Finding Kylie, Chastity was able sort through her past, come to terms with the fact that when she was growing up they were not only poor, but constantly on the move. She began to understand why her mother did the things that she did to keep her safe and she even began to accept part of the Mikale family as her own. She also found her true love through the subtle intervention of her mother prior to her death.
Now, in Facing Redemption, John Mikale, now married with a new child on the way, is haunted by his past even though he has done everything he can to become a better person. He hopes that by doing the right things, he will be able to find some sort of acceptance from Chastity and begin to heal his inner soul as well as the wounds his past actions have caused.
Chastity has settled things with her mother's death and is ready to start a new life with both her career in art and her love Timothy. Passed on to her by her father's brother, Chastity begins to read letters from her father in which he tries to explain his actions from his own point of view. This brings on a new world of emotion and now she must relive a past from another perspective–one that mirrors her own in being on the outside and running from situations.