Synopses & Reviews
The moving novel of a family that discovers the everyday magic of life and the extraordinary power of love.
“You don’t have to be a sucker for happy endings to love this book, but it helps.”
–New York Times Book Review
“Eloquent…A moving and complete tale of the complicated phenomenon we call family.”
“At the forefront of this well-crafted story stands Cass, youngest and feistiest of the Keating sisters, a mother of three who enjoys hot sex in semipublic locations with husband Billy Medieros, her sweetheart since high school. During a season of emotional and financial upheavals within the Keating clan, the Medieroses’ marriage becomes strained in ways that make Billy wonder whether Cass is more devoted to her family than to him. Then Billy adds to the stress by leaving his father-in-law’s fleet and buying his own boat. His rebellion sets up the book’s unexpected final episode, an electrifying disaster at sea that puts all of the characters back in touch with their deepest loyalties and passions.”
“Rice has an elegant style, a sharp eye and a real warmth. In her hands families–and their values–seem worth cherishing.”
–San Francisco Chronicle
About the Author
Luanne Rice is the author of twenty-five novels, most recently Last Kiss, Light of the Moon, What Matters Most, The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, Summer of Roses, Summers Child, Beach Girls, and her soon-to-be-released new hardcover, The Letters, written with Joseph Monninger. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut.