by Richard Paul Evans
"The Locket" is a sweet little story about forgiving and second chances.
Michael Keddington is a 22-year old college student who had to leave school to care for his dying mother. After her death, Michael takes a job in a nursing home until he can get a scholarship to go back to school.
He immediately connects with a reclusive woman, Esther. She slowly opens to him and tells him of her life and her missed chance at love.
Then tragedy strikes the nursing home and one of the residents dies after being abused. And Michael is blamed and must face trial.
I really enjoyed this book. If you liked "Tuesdays with Morrie" you'll like this one.