An unforgettable story about the bond between mothers, daughters, and sisters, by one of today's favorite women's fiction authors.
When Joely Doyle was old enough, she left home and set out to create her own identity-away from the faded photographs of the father she never knew, and the faded dreams of her mother, Mimi, who would wait forever for his return. Now, an urgent phone call from her big sister Cat has brought Joely back to Maine for their mother's bittersweet final days. For Joely, now in love with a man of her own, home means scores to settle, debts to be paid, and a family history to finally unravel. But the more she discovers of her sister's life, her father's secrets, and her mother's sacrifices, the closer she comes to understanding the twists of fate that shaped her past, and the choices she must now make that will define her future.