If There Be Thorns Themes

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Chris and Cathy are siblings who, facing extraordinary circumstances, were forced to spend a great deal of time together as adolescents. This situation results in a lasting love between the two that transcends the social boundaries of siblings. That love prompts Cathy and Chris to hide their familial relationship and to live together as husband and wife instead. What's interesting about the situation is that no matter how deeply they love each other, Cathy is haunted by what they are doing and seems constantly to worry about the situation and the possibility of being caught.

When their secret is revealed to their sons, Jory takes a hard look at the man he has known as "dad" for most of his life. While Jory is initially shocked by the secret lives of his mother and stepfather, he is also old enough to realize that they do...

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