'Bitter Water' gently takes the reader on Mara Conley's journey back to her hometown. She's not the insecure teenager who ran away from her small town on the night of her graduation. Now Mara has God. She has come back to try to find where her genetic eye disease came from. No one in her family has it. She also wants to reconcile with her parents and start a new life with a new awareness of her past, and in preparation for a brighter future. Author Sherri Smith leads the reader through 'Bitter Water, ' with the promise of a brighter tomorrow on the other side.