Progress by Michael V. Smith
first published in 2011, Paperback
In the lonely years following the death of her fiance Helen is unable to move on with her life. But life itself is moving on around her literally: the building of a dam is forcing her small town and her family home to relocate. But the construction project means more than the loss of a home. Helen's brother, Robbie, who disappeared without a trace fifteen years earlier, suddenly resurfaces. As he re-enters his sisters life, he reveals the secret of why he left in the first place: a secret that tore their family apart, and affected Helen's life in more ways than she ever realized. The second novel by Michael V. Smith, Progress is a stirring story of lives lost and found.